Chapter 10. Confluent Cloud

Configuring a connection to a Confluent Cloud instance should follow Confluent’s Java Client configuration advice, and the advice in Kafka Settings section. At a minimum, to configure this, you will need:

More specifically the plugin has to be configured as follow:


kafka.bootstrap.servers=${BOOTSTRAP_SERVER_URL} required username="${API_KEY}" password="${API_SECRET}";

Make sure to replace BOOTSTRAP_SERVER_URL, API_SECRET, and API_KEY with the values that Confluent Cloud gives you when you generate an API access key.