What's New in Apache Kafka

Learn about the new features of Kafka in Cloudera Runtime 7.2.9.

Kafka metrics endpoints can be secured

TLS/SSL encryption as well as Basic Authentication can now be enabled for the HTTP endpoints of Kafka metrics.

TLS/SSL encryption can be enabled with the SSL Encryption For HTTP Metric Reporter property. However, this property does not take effect on its own, TLS/SSL must be enabled for the Kafka broker for this property to work.

Basic Authentication can be enabled with the Enable HTTP Metric Report Basic Authentication property. In addition to enabling Basic Authentication, you also need to set a username and password used for authentication. These can be configured with the HTTP Metric Report User and HTTP Metric Report Password properties respectively.

For more information regarding these properties, see Kafka Properties in Cloudera Runtime.