Appendix F. Kafka Connect configuration parameters

config.storage.topic

Type: string
Importance: high

The name of the Kafka topic where connector configurations are stored.

group.id

Type: string
Importance: high

A unique string that identifies the Connect cluster group this worker belongs to.

key.converter

Type: class
Importance: high

Converter class used to convert between Kafka Connect format and the serialized form that is written to Kafka. This controls the format of the keys in messages written to or read from Kafka, and since this is independent of connectors it allows any connector to work with any serialization format. Examples of common formats include JSON and Avro.

offset.storage.topic

Type: string
Importance: high

The name of the Kafka topic where connector offsets are stored.

status.storage.topic

Type: string
Importance: high

The name of the Kafka topic where connector and task status are stored.

value.converter

Type: class
Importance: high

Converter class used to convert between Kafka Connect format and the serialized form that is written to Kafka. This controls the format of the values in messages written to or read from Kafka, and since this is independent of connectors it allows any connector to work with any serialization format. Examples of common formats include JSON and Avro.

bootstrap.servers

Type: list
Default: localhost:9092
Importance: high

A list of host/port pairs to use for establishing the initial connection to the Kafka cluster. The client will make use of all servers irrespective of which servers are specified here for bootstrapping—this list only impacts the initial hosts used to discover the full set of servers. This list should be in the form host1:port1,host2:port2,…​. Since these servers are just used for the initial connection to discover the full cluster membership (which may change dynamically), this list need not contain the full set of servers (you may want more than one, though, in case a server is down).

heartbeat.interval.ms

Type: int
Default: 3000
Importance: high

The expected time between heartbeats to the group coordinator when using Kafka’s group management facilities. Heartbeats are used to ensure that the worker’s session stays active and to facilitate rebalancing when new members join or leave the group. The value must be set lower than session.timeout.ms, but typically should be set no higher than 1/3 of that value. It can be adjusted even lower to control the expected time for normal rebalances.

rebalance.timeout.ms

Type: int
Default: 60000
Importance: high

The maximum allowed time for each worker to join the group once a rebalance has begun. This is basically a limit on the amount of time needed for all tasks to flush any pending data and commit offsets. If the timeout is exceeded, then the worker will be removed from the group, which will cause offset commit failures.

session.timeout.ms

Type: int
Default: 10000
Importance: high

The timeout used to detect worker failures. The worker sends periodic heartbeats to indicate its liveness to the broker. If no heartbeats are received by the broker before the expiration of this session timeout, then the broker will remove the worker from the group and initiate a rebalance. Note that the value must be in the allowable range as configured in the broker configuration by group.min.session.timeout.ms and group.max.session.timeout.ms.

ssl.key.password

Type: password
Default: null
Importance: high

The password of the private key in the key store file. This is optional for client.

ssl.keystore.location

Type: string
Default: null
Importance: high

The location of the key store file. This is optional for client and can be used for two-way authentication for client.

ssl.keystore.password

Type: password
Default: null
Importance: high

The store password for the key store file. This is optional for client and only needed if ssl.keystore.location is configured.

ssl.truststore.location

Type: string
Default: null
Importance: high

The location of the trust store file.

ssl.truststore.password

Type: password
Default: null
Importance: high

The password for the trust store file. If a password is not set access to the truststore is still available, but integrity checking is disabled.

connections.max.idle.ms

Type: long
Default: 540000
Importance: medium

Close idle connections after the number of milliseconds specified by this config.

receive.buffer.bytes

Type: int
Default: 32768
Valid Values: [0,…​]
Importance: medium

The size of the TCP receive buffer (SO_RCVBUF) to use when reading data. If the value is -1, the OS default will be used.

request.timeout.ms

Type: int
Default: 40000
Valid Values: [0,…​]
Importance: medium

The configuration controls the maximum amount of time the client will wait for the response of a request. If the response is not received before the timeout elapses the client will resend the request if necessary or fail the request if retries are exhausted.

sasl.client.callback.handler.class

Type: class
Default: null
Importance: medium

The fully qualified name of a SASL client callback handler class that implements the AuthenticateCallbackHandler interface.

sasl.jaas.config

Type: password
Default: null
Importance: medium

JAAS login context parameters for SASL connections in the format used by JAAS configuration files. JAAS configuration file format is described here. The format for the value is: ‘loginModuleClass controlFlag (optionName=optionValue)*;’. For brokers, the config must be prefixed with listener prefix and SASL mechanism name in lower-case. For example, listener.name.sasl_ssl.scram-sha-256.sasl.jaas.config=com.example.ScramLoginModule required;.

sasl.kerberos.service.name

Type: string
Default: null
Importance: medium

The Kerberos principal name that Kafka runs as. This can be defined either in Kafka’s JAAS config or in Kafka’s config.

sasl.login.callback.handler.class

Type: class
Default: null
Importance: medium

The fully qualified name of a SASL login callback handler class that implements the AuthenticateCallbackHandler interface. For brokers, login callback handler config must be prefixed with listener prefix and SASL mechanism name in lower-case. For example, listener.name.sasl_ssl.scram-sha-256.sasl.login.callback.handler.class=com.example.CustomScramLoginCallbackHandler.

sasl.login.class

Type: class
Default: null
Importance: medium

The fully qualified name of a class that implements the Login interface. For brokers, login config must be prefixed with listener prefix and SASL mechanism name in lower-case. For example, listener.name.sasl_ssl.scram-sha-256.sasl.login.class=com.example.CustomScramLogin.

sasl.mechanism

Type: string
Default: GSSAPI
Importance: medium

SASL mechanism used for client connections. This may be any mechanism for which a security provider is available. GSSAPI is the default mechanism.

security.protocol

Type: string
Default: PLAINTEXT
Importance: medium

Protocol used to communicate with brokers. Valid values are: PLAINTEXT, SSL, SASL_PLAINTEXT, SASL_SSL.

send.buffer.bytes

Type: int
Default: 131072
Valid Values: [0,…​]
Importance: medium

The size of the TCP send buffer (SO_SNDBUF) to use when sending data. If the value is -1, the OS default will be used.

ssl.enabled.protocols

Type: list
Default: TLSv1.2,TLSv1.1,TLSv1
Importance: medium

The list of protocols enabled for SSL connections.

ssl.keystore.type

Type: string
Default: JKS
Importance: medium

The file format of the key store file. This is optional for client.

ssl.protocol

Type: string
Default: TLS
Importance: medium

The SSL protocol used to generate the SSLContext. Default setting is TLS, which is fine for most cases. Allowed values in recent JVMs are TLS, TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2. SSL, SSLv2 and SSLv3 may be supported in older JVMs, but their usage is discouraged due to known security vulnerabilities.

ssl.provider

Type: string
Default: null
Importance: medium

The name of the security provider used for SSL connections. Default value is the default security provider of the JVM.

ssl.truststore.type

Type: string
Default: JKS
Importance: medium

The file format of the trust store file.

worker.sync.timeout.ms

Type: int
Default: 3000
Importance: medium

When the worker is out of sync with other workers and needs to resynchronize configurations, wait up to this amount of time before giving up, leaving the group, and waiting a backoff period before rejoining.

worker.unsync.backoff.ms

Type: int
Default: 300000
Importance: medium

When the worker is out of sync with other workers and fails to catch up within worker.sync.timeout.ms, leave the Connect cluster for this long before rejoining.

access.control.allow.methods

Type: string
Default: ""
Importance: low

Sets the methods supported for cross origin requests by setting the Access-Control-Allow-Methods header. The default value of the Access-Control-Allow-Methods header allows cross origin requests for GET, POST and HEAD.

access.control.allow.origin

Type: string
Default: ""
Importance: low

Value to set the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header to for REST API requests.To enable cross origin access, set this to the domain of the application that should be permitted to access the API, or '*' to allow access from any domain. The default value only allows access from the domain of the REST API.

client.id

Type: string
Default: ""
Importance: low

An id string to pass to the server when making requests. The purpose of this is to be able to track the source of requests beyond just ip/port by allowing a logical application name to be included in server-side request logging.

config.providers

Type: list
Default: ""
Importance: low

Comma-separated names of ConfigProvider classes, loaded and used in the order specified. Implementing the interface ConfigProvider allows you to replace variable references in connector configurations, such as for externalized secrets.

config.storage.replication.factor

Type: short
Default: 3
Valid Values: [1,…​]
Importance: low

Replication factor used when creating the configuration storage topic.

header.converter

Type: class
Default: org.apache.kafka.connect.storage.SimpleHeaderConverter
Importance: low

HeaderConverter class used to convert between Kafka Connect format and the serialized form that is written to Kafka. This controls the format of the header values in messages written to or read from Kafka, and since this is independent of connectors it allows any connector to work with any serialization format. Examples of common formats include JSON and Avro. By default, the SimpleHeaderConverter is used to serialize header values to strings and deserialize them by inferring the schemas.

internal.key.converter

Type: class
Default: org.apache.kafka.connect.json.JsonConverter
Importance: low

Converter class used to convert between Kafka Connect format and the serialized form that is written to Kafka. This controls the format of the keys in messages written to or read from Kafka, and since this is independent of connectors it allows any connector to work with any serialization format. Examples of common formats include JSON and Avro. This setting controls the format used for internal bookkeeping data used by the framework, such as configs and offsets, so users can typically use any functioning Converter implementation. Deprecated; will be removed in an upcoming version.

internal.value.converter

Type: class
Default: org.apache.kafka.connect.json.JsonConverter
Importance: low

Converter class used to convert between Kafka Connect format and the serialized form that is written to Kafka. This controls the format of the values in messages written to or read from Kafka, and since this is independent of connectors it allows any connector to work with any serialization format. Examples of common formats include JSON and Avro. This setting controls the format used for internal bookkeeping data used by the framework, such as configs and offsets, so users can typically use any functioning Converter implementation. Deprecated; will be removed in an upcoming version.

listeners

Type: list
Default: null
Importance: low

List of comma-separated URIs the REST API will listen on. The supported protocols are HTTP and HTTPS. Specify hostname as 0.0.0.0 to bind to all interfaces. Leave hostname empty to bind to default interface. Examples of legal listener lists: HTTP://myhost:8083,HTTPS://myhost:8084.

metadata.max.age.ms

Type: long
Default: 300000
Valid Values: [0,…​]
Importance: low

The period of time in milliseconds after which we force a refresh of metadata even if we haven’t seen any partition leadership changes to proactively discover any new brokers or partitions.

metric.reporters

Type: list
Default: ""
Importance: low

A list of classes to use as metrics reporters. Implementing the org.apache.kafka.common.metrics.MetricsReporter interface allows plugging in classes that will be notified of new metric creation. The JmxReporter is always included to register JMX statistics.

metrics.num.samples

Type: int
Default: 2
Valid Values: [1,…​]
Importance: low

The number of samples maintained to compute metrics.

metrics.recording.level

Type: string
Default: INFO
Valid Values: [INFO, DEBUG]
Importance: low

The highest recording level for metrics.

metrics.sample.window.ms

Type: long
Default: 30000
Valid Values: [0,…​]
Importance: low

The window of time a metrics sample is computed over.

offset.flush.interval.ms

Type: long
Default: 60000
Importance: low

Interval at which to try committing offsets for tasks.

offset.flush.timeout.ms

Type: long
Default: 5000
Importance: low

Maximum number of milliseconds to wait for records to flush and partition offset data to be committed to offset storage before cancelling the process and restoring the offset data to be committed in a future attempt.

offset.storage.partitions

Type: int
Default: 25
Valid Values: [1,…​]
Importance: low

The number of partitions used when creating the offset storage topic.

offset.storage.replication.factor

Type: short
Default: 3
Valid Values: [1,…​]
Importance: low

Replication factor used when creating the offset storage topic.

plugin.path

Type: list
Default: null
Importance: low

List of paths separated by commas (,) that contain plugins (connectors, converters, transformations). The list should consist of top level directories that include any combination of: a) directories immediately containing jars with plugins and their dependencies b) uber-jars with plugins and their dependencies c) directories immediately containing the package directory structure of classes of plugins and their dependencies Note: symlinks will be followed to discover dependencies or plugins. Examples: plugin.path=/usr/local/share/java,/usr/local/share/kafka/plugins,/opt/connectors.

reconnect.backoff.max.ms

Type: long
Default: 1000
Valid Values: [0,…​]
Importance: low

The maximum amount of time in milliseconds to wait when reconnecting to a broker that has repeatedly failed to connect. If provided, the backoff per host will increase exponentially for each consecutive connection failure, up to this maximum. After calculating the backoff increase, 20% random jitter is added to avoid connection storms.

reconnect.backoff.ms

Type: long
Default: 50
Valid Values: [0,…​]
Importance: low

The base amount of time to wait before attempting to reconnect to a given host. This avoids repeatedly connecting to a host in a tight loop. This backoff applies to all connection attempts by the client to a broker.

rest.advertised.host.name

Type: string
Default: null
Importance: low

If this is set, this is the hostname that will be given out to other workers to connect to.

rest.advertised.listener

Type: string
Default: null
Importance: low

Sets the advertised listener (HTTP or HTTPS) which will be given to other workers to use.

rest.advertised.port

Type: int
Default: null
Importance: low

If this is set, this is the port that will be given out to other workers to connect to.

rest.extension.classes

Type: list
Default: ""
Importance: low

Comma-separated names of ConnectRestExtension classes, loaded and called in the order specified. Implementing the interface ConnectRestExtension allows you to inject into Connect’s REST API user defined resources like filters. Typically used to add custom capability like logging, security, etc.

rest.host.name

Type: string
Default: null
Importance: low

Hostname for the REST API. If this is set, it will only bind to this interface.

rest.port

Type: int
Default: 8083
Importance: low

Port for the REST API to listen on.

retry.backoff.ms

Type: long
Default: 100
Valid Values: [0,…​]
Importance: low

The amount of time to wait before attempting to retry a failed request to a given topic partition. This avoids repeatedly sending requests in a tight loop under some failure scenarios.

sasl.kerberos.kinit.cmd

Type: string
Default: /usr/bin/kinit
Importance: low

Kerberos kinit command path.

sasl.kerberos.min.time.before.relogin

Type: long
Default: 60000
Importance: low

Login thread sleep time between refresh attempts.

sasl.kerberos.ticket.renew.jitter

Type: double
Default: 0.05
Importance: low

Percentage of random jitter added to the renewal time.

sasl.kerberos.ticket.renew.window.factor

Type: double
Default: 0.8
Importance: low

Login thread will sleep until the specified window factor of time from last refresh to ticket’s expiry has been reached, at which time it will try to renew the ticket.

sasl.login.refresh.buffer.seconds

Type: short
Default: 300
Valid Values: [0,…​,3600]
Importance: low

The amount of buffer time before credential expiration to maintain when refreshing a credential, in seconds. If a refresh would otherwise occur closer to expiration than the number of buffer seconds then the refresh will be moved up to maintain as much of the buffer time as possible. Legal values are between 0 and 3600 (1 hour); a default value of 300 (5 minutes) is used if no value is specified. This value and sasl.login.refresh.min.period.seconds are both ignored if their sum exceeds the remaining lifetime of a credential. Currently applies only to OAUTHBEARER.

sasl.login.refresh.min.period.seconds

Type: short
Default: 60
Valid Values: [0,…​,900]
Importance: low

The desired minimum time for the login refresh thread to wait before refreshing a credential, in seconds. Legal values are between 0 and 900 (15 minutes); a default value of 60 (1 minute) is used if no value is specified. This value and sasl.login.refresh.buffer.seconds are both ignored if their sum exceeds the remaining lifetime of a credential. Currently applies only to OAUTHBEARER.

sasl.login.refresh.window.factor

Type: double
Default: 0.8
Valid Values: [0.5,…​,1.0]
Importance: low

Login refresh thread will sleep until the specified window factor relative to the credential’s lifetime has been reached, at which time it will try to refresh the credential. Legal values are between 0.5 (50%) and 1.0 (100%) inclusive; a default value of 0.8 (80%) is used if no value is specified. Currently applies only to OAUTHBEARER.

sasl.login.refresh.window.jitter

Type: double
Default: 0.05
Valid Values: [0.0,…​,0.25]
Importance: low

The maximum amount of random jitter relative to the credential’s lifetime that is added to the login refresh thread’s sleep time. Legal values are between 0 and 0.25 (25%) inclusive; a default value of 0.05 (5%) is used if no value is specified. Currently applies only to OAUTHBEARER.

ssl.cipher.suites

Type: list
Default: null
Importance: low

A list of cipher suites. This is a named combination of authentication, encryption, MAC and key exchange algorithm used to negotiate the security settings for a network connection using TLS or SSL network protocol. By default all the available cipher suites are supported.

ssl.client.auth

Type: string
Default: none
Importance: low

Configures kafka broker to request client authentication. The following settings are common:

  • ssl.client.auth=required If set to required client authentication is required.
  • ssl.client.auth=requested This means client authentication is optional. unlike requested , if this option is set client can choose not to provide authentication information about itself
  • ssl.client.auth=none This means client authentication is not needed.
ssl.endpoint.identification.algorithm

Type: string
Default: https
Importance: low

The endpoint identification algorithm to validate server hostname using server certificate.

ssl.keymanager.algorithm

Type: string
Default: SunX509
Importance: low

The algorithm used by key manager factory for SSL connections. Default value is the key manager factory algorithm configured for the Java Virtual Machine.

ssl.secure.random.implementation

Type: string
Default: null
Importance: low

The SecureRandom PRNG implementation to use for SSL cryptography operations.

ssl.trustmanager.algorithm

Type: string
Default: PKIX
Importance: low

The algorithm used by trust manager factory for SSL connections. Default value is the trust manager factory algorithm configured for the Java Virtual Machine.

status.storage.partitions

Type: int
Default: 5
Valid Values: [1,…​]
Importance: low

The number of partitions used when creating the status storage topic.

status.storage.replication.factor

Type: short
Default: 3
Valid Values: [1,…​]
Importance: low

Replication factor used when creating the status storage topic.

task.shutdown.graceful.timeout.ms

Type: long
Default: 5000
Importance: low

Amount of time to wait for tasks to shutdown gracefully. This is the total amount of time, not per task. All task have shutdown triggered, then they are waited on sequentially.