Queue Service REST API
Updated: August 4, 2015
The Queue service stores messages that may be read by any client who has access to the storage account.
A queue can contain an unlimited number of messages, each of which can be up to 64KB in size using version 2011-08-18 or newer. For previous versions, the maximum size of a message is 8KB. Messages are generally added to the end of the queue and retrieved from the front of the queue, although first in, first out (FIFO) behavior is not guaranteed.
If you need to store messages larger than 64KB, you can store message data as a blob or in a table, and then store a reference to the data as a message in a queue.
The REST API for the Queue service includes the operations shown in the following table.
Sets the properties of the Queue service.
Gets the properties of the Queue service.
Lists all queues under the given account.
Queries the Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) rules for the Queue service prior to sending the actual request.
Retrieves statistics related to replication for the Queue service. This operation is only available on the secondary location endpoint when read-access geo-redundant replication is enabled for the storage account.
Creates a new queue under the given account.
Deletes a queue.
Returns queue properties, including user-defined metadata.
Sets user-defined metadata on the queue.
Returns details on any stored access policies specified on the queue.
Sets stored access policies for the queue that may be used with Shared Access Signatures.
Adds a message to the queue and optionally sets a visibility timeout for the message.
Retrieves a message from the queue and makes it invisible to other consumers.
Retrieves a message from the front of the queue, without changing the message visibility.
Deletes a specified message from the queue.
Clears all messages from the queue.
Updates the visibility timeout of a message and/or the message contents.