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Configure a Kafka Service

Use the following steps to add a service to Kafka:

  1. On the Service Manager page, click the + next to Kafka.

    The Create Service page appears.

    Kafka Create Service page
  2. Enter the following information on the Create Service page:

    Table 4.7. Service Details

    Field name


    Service Name

    The name of the service; required when configuring agents.


    A description of the service.

    Active Status

    Enabled or Disabled.

    Table 4.8. Config Properties

    Field name



    The end system username that can be used for connection.


    The password for the username entered above.

    ZooKeeper Connect String

    Defaults to localhost:2181 (Provide FQDN of zookeeper host : 2181).

    Ranger Plugin SSL CName

    Provide common.name.for.certificate which is registered with Ranger (in Wire Encryption environment).

    This field is interchangeably named Common Name For Certificate and Ranger Plugin SSL CName in Create Service pages.

    Add New Configurations

    Add any other new configuration(s).

  3. Click Test Connection.

    Test Connection

  4. Click Add.

    the green Add button