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Kafka REST Security Plugin


This is a Confluent Enterprise-only feature.

Kafka REST Proxy allows producing and consuming messages through a REST interface. The security plugin adds the capability to authenticate the incoming request, build the principal and then propagate the same to the requests to Kafka using the configured security mechanism. The authorization is enforced through Kafka ACLs.


Kafka REST Security plugin and ACLs does not work with the V1 consumer API’s since it uses a simple consumer which doesn’t support Kafka Security.