Rebus.Correlate 4.0.0

dotnet add package Rebus.Correlate --version 4.0.0
NuGet\Install-Package Rebus.Correlate -Version 4.0.0
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<PackageReference Include="Rebus.Correlate" Version="4.0.0" />
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paket add Rebus.Correlate --version 4.0.0
#r "nuget: Rebus.Correlate, 4.0.0"
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// Install Rebus.Correlate as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Rebus.Correlate&version=4.0.0

// Install Rebus.Correlate as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Rebus.Correlate&version=4.0.0

Rebus integration of Correlate to correlate message flow via any supported Rebus transport.

Correlation ID flow

The Correlate library provides an ambient correlation context scope, that makes it easy to track a Correlation ID passing through microservices.

This library provides pipeline steps for Rebus for incoming and outgoing messages, and takes precedence over Rebus' own FlowCorrelationIdStep.

Outgoing messages

When an ambient correlation context is present, the Correlation ID associated with this context is attached to the outgoing message. When no ambient correlation context is active, a new Correlation ID is generated instead using the ICorrelationIdFactory.

If a CorrelationID header is already present, no action is performed.

Incoming messages

For each new incoming message a new ambient correlation context is created. If the incoming message contains a Correlation ID header, this id is associated with the correlation context. If no Correlation ID header is present, a new Correlation ID is generated instead using the ICorrelationIdFactory.


Configure Rebus to use Correlate.

Using built-in configuration extensions

Use Rebus' built-in configuration extensions to enable Correlate.

ILoggerFactory loggerFactory = new LoggerFactory();

    .Options(o => o.EnableCorrelate(loggerFactory))

Using a IServiceProvider

Alternatively, use IServiceProvider to configure Rebus with Correlate.

Add package dependencies:

    .AddLogging(logging => logging.AddConsole())
    .AddRebus((configure, serviceProvider) => configure
        .Options(o => o.EnableCorrelate(serviceProvider))

Using a custom DI adapter

For example, provided the Correlate dependencies are registered with Autofac:

var builder = new ContainerBuilder();
... // Register Correlate dependencies.
var container = builder.Build();
var scope = container.BeginLifetimeScope(); // Dispose on app shutdown.

    .Options(o => o.EnableCorrelate(new DependencyResolverAdapter(scope.ResolveOptional)))

Send/publish message in an ambient correlation context scope

This example illustrates how messages that are sent/published, inherit the Correlation ID from the ambient correlation context.

public class MyService
    private IAsyncCorrelationManager _asyncCorrelationManager;
    private IBus _bus;

    public MyService(IAsyncCorrelationManager asyncCorrelationManager, IBus bus)
        _asyncCorrelationManager = asyncCorrelationManager;
        _bus = bus;

    public async Task DoWork()
        // Without ambient correlation context, the message is still published 
        // with a Correlation ID, but it is generated specifically for this message.
        await _bus.Publish(new DoWorkCalledEvent());

        // Perform work in new correlation context.
        await _asyncCorrelationManager.CorrelateAsync(async () =>
            // This command will be sent with the Correlation ID from
            // the ambient correlation context.
            await _bus.Send(new DoSomethingElseCommand());

            // Do other work in ambient correlation context,
            // like call other microservice (using Correlate support)
            // ...

            // This event will be published with the same Correlation ID.
            await _bus.Publish(new WorkFinishedEvent());

Note: when using Correlate integration for ASP.NET Core, each request is already scoped to a correlation context, and so there is no need to wrap the send/publish of messages with IAsyncCorrelationManager/ICorrelationManager.

Handle message in an ambient correlation context scope

With Correlate enabled, any incoming message is handled in its own ambient correlation context automatically. If you wish to access the Correlation ID, inject the ICorrelationContextAccessor into your handler.

public class MyHandler : IHandleMessages<MyMessage>
    private ICorrelationContextAccessor _correlationContextAccessor;

    public MyHandler(ICorrelationContextAccessor correlationContextAccessor)
        _correlationContextAccessor = correlationContextAccessor;

    public Task Handle(MyMessage message)
        string correlationId = _correlationContextAccessor.CorrelationContext.CorrelationId; 

Do not keep a reference to the CorrelationContext, always use the ICorrelationContextAccessor to get the current context.

More info

  • Correlate documentation for further integration with ASP.NET Core, IHttpClientFactory and for other extensions/libraries.
  • Release notes


Please check out the contribution guidelines.

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