Accessing CKafka over Public Network

Last updated: 2021-05-31 11:49:06
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    To access CKafka over a public network, you can add public routes in the CKafka console and configure SASL authentication and ACL rules to access the production and consumption messages in CKafka topics.


    You have created an instance.


    Creating a public route

    1. In the CKafka console, click your instance ID in the Instance List to enter the details page.
    2. In the Basic Info tab, click Add a routing policy, and configure the policy information as follows:
      • Route Type: Public domain name access
      • Access Mode: only SASL_PLAINTEXT is supported currently
    3. Click Submit, and you will see the routing policy below the access mode.

    Creating a user

    1. Click your instance in the Instance List, select the User Management tab and click Create.
    2. Enter the following information in the window that appears.
      • User Name: can contain only letters, digits, "_", "-" and "."
      • Password: can contain only letters, digits, "_", "-" and "."
      • Confirm Password: enter the password again.
    3. Click Submit, and the new user appears in the user management list.

    Adding an ACL policy

    You can manage existing topics with ACLs (including read and write permissions) so that only authorized users can perform read and write operations on the topics.

    1. Click your instance in the Instance List, select the ACL Policy Management tab, find the target topic, and click Edit ACL Policy in the operation column.
    2. Click Create and the ACL policy creation window appears.
    3. Select a user and enter an IP host. If you leave them, the policy will be applied to all users and hosts by default.
    4. Click Submit, and the policy appears in the policy list of the target topic.

    For details on SASL, ACL and user access control, see User Access Control (User and ACL Policy Management).

    Production and consumption over public networks

    After performing the above steps, with a user name and password, you will be able to access the resources of your instance over a public network.


    Properties props = new Properties();
           //Domain name for public network access, i.e. public routing address
           props.put("bootstrap.servers", "your_public_network_route_addr");
           props.put("acks", "all");
           props.put("batch.size", 16384);
           props.put("key.serializer", "org.apache.kafka.common.serialization.StringSerializer");
           props.put("value.serializer", "org.apache.kafka.common.serialization.StringSerializer");
           props.put("", 10000);
           props.put("", 30000);
           props.put(CommonClientConfigs.SECURITY_PROTOCOL_CONFIG, "SASL_PLAINTEXT");
           props.put(SaslConfigs.SASL_MECHANISM, "PLAIN");
           //User name and password. Note: the user name is a combination of the instance ID and the username used for the console: “`instanceId`#`username`”.
                   " required username=\"yourinstance#yourusername\" password=\"yourpassword\";");
           Producer<String, String> producer = new KafkaProducer<String, String>(props);
           for (int i = 0; i < 1000; i++) {
               Future<RecordMetadata> future = producer.send(new ProducerRecord<>("topic1", UUID.randomUUID().toString()));
               System.out.println("produce offset:" + future.get().offset());


    Properties props = new Properties();
           //Domain name for public network access
           props.put("bootstrap.servers", "your_public_network_route_addr");
           props.put("", "yourconsumegroup");
           props.put("", "true");
           props.put("", "1000");
           props.put("", "30000");
           props.put("key.deserializer", "org.apache.kafka.common.serialization.StringDeserializer");
           props.put("value.deserializer", "org.apache.kafka.common.serialization.StringDeserializer");
           props.put(CommonClientConfigs.SECURITY_PROTOCOL_CONFIG, "SASL_PLAINTEXT");
           props.put(SaslConfigs.SASL_MECHANISM, "PLAIN");
           //User name and password. Note: use name is not the one on the console, but concatenated as the “instanceId#user name” instead
                   " required username=\"yourinstance#yourusername\" password=\"yourpassword\";");
            KafkaConsumer<String, String> consumer = new KafkaConsumer<>(props);
           while (true) {
               ConsumerRecords<String, String> records = consumer.poll(100);
               for (ConsumerRecord<String, String> record : records) {
                   System.out.printf("offset = %d, key = %s, value = %s", record.offset(), record.key(), record.value());

    Apart from adding sasl.jaas.config configurations using properties, you can also pass in configurations using System.setProperty or -D.

    • System.setProperty("", "/etc/ckafka_client_jaas.conf");
    • The content of the ckafka_client_jaas.conf file is as follows:
    KafkaClient { required