Configuring Authentication with Kerberos
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Kerberos for Kafka Prerequisites

If you are configuring Kafka for Kerberos, your cluster must meet some prerequisites before you can enable Kerberos.

Prerequisite References*

Ambari-managed cluster with Kafka installed.

  • Ambari Version or later

  • Stack version HDP 2.3.2 or later

“Installing, Configuring, and Deploying a Cluster” (link below)
Key Distribution Center (KDC) server installed and running “Installing and Configuring the KDC” (link below)
JCE installed on all hosts on the cluster (including the Ambari server) “Enabling Kerberos Authentication Using Ambari” (link below)

Links are for Ambari

When all prerequisites are fulfilled, enable Kerberos security. For more information see “Launching the Kerberos Wizard (Automated Setup)” (link below).