Configuration Properties

To use this connector, specify the name of the connector class in the connector.class configuration property.

connector.class=io.confluent.connect.aws.redshift.RedshiftSinkConnector

Connector-specific configuration properties are described below.

Database Connection Security

Redshift uses VPCs for controlling access to the database, and will only accept connections from inside the same VPC or from explicitly whitelisted clients.

If your Connect cluster is running in the same VPC, you don’t have to change any configurations.

If your Connect cluster is running in AWS but in a different VPC, you have to Peer your VPCs before starting your connector.

If your Connect cluster is running elsewhere (either another cloud offering, or on-premises), you have to explicitly whitelist the Connect workers. See VPC Security Groups for directions on how to add an inbound rule for your VPC security group.

Connection

aws.redshift.domain

Domain of the leader of the cluster

  • Type: string
  • Importance: high
aws.redshift.port

Port number for incoming connections to the leader

  • Type: int
  • Default: 5439
  • Valid Values: [0,…,65535]
  • Importance: medium
aws.redshift.database

Name of the database on the cluster

  • Type: string
  • Importance: high
aws.redshift.user

Username to authenticate with the database

  • Type: string
  • Importance: high
aws.redshift.password

Password to authenticate with the database

  • Type: password
  • Importance: high

Writes

insert.mode

The insertion mode to use. Supported modes are:

insert
Use standard SQL INSERT statements.
  • Type: string
  • Default: insert
  • Valid Values: [insert]
  • Importance: high
batch.size

Specifies how many records to attempt to batch together for insertion into the destination table, when possible.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 3000
  • Valid Values: [0,…]
  • Importance: medium
delete.enabled

Whether to treat null record values as deletes. Requires pk.mode to be record_key.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: false
  • Importance: medium

Data Mapping

table.name.format

A format string for the destination table name, which may contain ‘${topic}’ as a placeholder for the originating topic name.

For example, kafka_${topic} for the topic ‘orders’ will map to the table name ‘kafka_orders’.

  • Type: string
  • Default: ${topic}
  • Importance: medium
pk.mode

The primary key mode, also refer to pk.fields documentation for interplay. Supported modes are:

none
No keys utilized.
kafka
Kafka coordinates are used as the PK.
record_key
Fields from the record key are used, which may be a primitive or a struct.
record_value
Fields from the record value are used, which must be a struct.
  • Type: string
  • Default: none
  • Valid Values: [none, kafka, record_key, record_value]
  • Importance: high
pk.fields

List of comma-separated primary key field names. The runtime interpretation of this config depends on the pk.mode:

none
Ignored as no fields are used as primary key in this mode.
kafka
Must be a trio representing the Kafka coordinates, defaults to __connect_topic,__connect_partition,__connect_offset if empty.
record_key
If empty, all fields from the key struct will be used, otherwise used to extract the desired fields - for primitive key only a single field name must be configured.
record_value
If empty, all fields from the value struct will be used, otherwise used to extract the desired fields.
  • Type: list
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: medium
fields.whitelist

List of comma-separated record value field names. If empty, all fields from the record value are utilized, otherwise used to filter to the desired fields.

Note that pk.fields is applied independently in the context of which fields form the primary key columns in the destination database, while this configuration is applicable for the other columns.

  • Type: list
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: medium
db.timezone

Name of the JDBC timezone that should be used in the connector when inserting time-based values. Defaults to UTC.

SQL/DDL Support

auto.create

Whether to automatically create the destination table based on record schema if it is found to be missing by issuing CREATE.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: false
  • Importance: medium
auto.evolve

Whether to automatically add columns in the table schema when found to be missing relative to the record schema by issuing ALTER.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: false
  • Importance: medium
quote.sql.identifiers

When to quote table names, column names, and other identifiers in SQL statements. For backward compatibility, the default is ‘always’.

  • Type: string
  • Default: ALWAYS
  • Importance: medium

Retries

max.retries

The maximum number of times to retry on errors before failing the task.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 10
  • Valid Values: [0,…]
  • Importance: medium
retry.backoff.ms

The time in milliseconds to wait following an error before a retry attempt is made.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 3000
  • Valid Values: [0,…]
  • Importance: medium

Confluent Platform license

confluent.topic.bootstrap.servers A list of host/port pairs to use for establishing the initial connection to the Kafka cluster used for licensing. All servers in the cluster will be discovered from the initial connection. This list should be in the form <code>host1:port1,host2:port2,…</code>. 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).

  • Type: list
  • Importance: high

confluent.topic Name of the Kafka topic used for Confluent Platform configuration, including licensing information.

  • Type: string
  • Default: _confluent-command
  • Importance: low

confluent.topic.replication.factor The replication factor for the Kafka topic used for Confluent Platform configuration, including licensing information. This is used only if the topic does not already exist, and the default of 3 is appropriate for production use. If you are using a development environment with less than 3 brokers, you must set this to the number of brokers (often 1).

  • Type: int
  • Default: 3
  • Importance: low

Confluent license properties

Note

This connector is proprietary and requires a license. The license information is stored in the _confluent-command topic. If the broker requires SSL for connections, you must include the security-related confluent.topic.* properties as described below.

confluent.license

Confluent issues enterprise license keys to each subscriber. The license key is text that you can copy and paste as the value for confluent.license. A trial license allows using the connector for a 30-day trial period. A developer license allows using the connector indefinitely for single-broker development environments.

If you are a subscriber, please contact Confluent Support for more information.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Valid Values: Confluent Platform license
  • Importance: high
confluent.topic.ssl.truststore.location

The location of the trust store file.

  • Type: string
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
confluent.topic.ssl.truststore.password

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.

  • Type: password
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
confluent.topic.ssl.keystore.location

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

  • Type: string
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
confluent.topic.ssl.keystore.password

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

  • Type: password
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
confluent.topic.ssl.key.password

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

  • Type: password
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
confluent.topic.security.protocol

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

  • Type: string
  • Default: “PLAINTEXT”
  • Importance: medium

License topic configuration

A Confluent enterprise license is stored in the _confluent-command topic. This topic is created by default and contains the license that corresponds to the license key supplied through the confluent.license property.

Note

No public keys are stored in Kafka topics.

The following describes how the default _confluent-command topic is generated under different scenarios:

  • A 30-day trial license is automatically generated for the _confluent command topic if you do not add the confluent.license property or leave this property empty (for example, confluent.license=).
  • Adding a valid license key (for example, confluent.license=<valid-license-key>) adds a valid license in the _confluent-command topic.

Here is an example of the minimal properties for development and testing.

You can change the name of the _confluent-command topic using the confluent.topic property (for instance, if your environment has strict naming conventions). The example below shows this change and the configured Kafka bootstrap server.

confluent.topic=foo_confluent-command
confluent.topic.bootstrap.servers=localhost:9092

The example above shows the minimally required bootstrap server property that you can use for development and testing. For a production environment, you add the normal producer, consumer, and topic configuration properties to the connector properties, prefixed with confluent.topic..

Overriding Default Configuration Properties

You can override the replication factor using confluent.topic.replication.factor. For example, when using a Kafka cluster as a destination with less than three brokers (for development and testing) you should set the confluent.topic.replication.factor property to 1.

You can override producer-specific properties by using the confluent.topic.producer. prefix and consumer-specific properties by using the confluent.topic.consumer. prefix.

You can use the defaults or customize the other properties as well. For example, the confluent.topic.client.id property defaults to the name of the connector with -licensing suffix. You can specify the configuration settings for brokers that require SSL or SASL for client connections using this prefix.

You cannot override the cleanup policy of a topic because the topic always has a single partition and is compacted. Also, do not specify serializers and deserializers using this prefix; they are ignored if added.