Author: Upanshu Chaudhary

Kafka Kerberos Authentication

Reading Time: 2 minutes In this article we will start looking into Kerberos authentication and will focus on the client-side configuration required to authenticate with clusters configured to use Kerberos. Kafka supports four different communication protocols between Consumers, Producers, and Brokers. Each protocol considers different security aspects, while PLAINTEXT is the old insecure communication protocol. PLAINTEXT (non-authenticated, non-encrypted) SSL (SSL authentication, encrypted) PLAINTEXT+SASL (authentication, non-encrypted) SSL+SASL (encrypted authentication, encrypted Continue Reading