RabbitMQ Source Connector for Confluent Cloud

Note

If you are installing the connector locally for Confluent Platform, see RabbitMQ Source Connector for Confluent Platform.

The fully managed RabbitMQ Source connector uses the AMQP protocol to communicate with RabbitMQ servers. The RabbitMQ Source connector reads data from a RabbitMQ queue (or queues) and persists the data in an Apache Kafka® topic.

Features

The RabbitMQ Source connector provides the following features:

  • At least once delivery: The connector guarantees that records are delivered at least once to the Kafka topic.
  • Supports multiple tasks: The connector supports running one or more tasks. More tasks may improve performance.

For more information and examples to use with the Confluent Cloud API for Connect, see the Confluent Cloud API for Connect section.

Limitations

Be sure to review the following information.

Quick Start

Use this quick start to get up and running with the Confluent Cloud RabbitMQ Source connector. The quick start shows how to select the connector and configure it to read data from RabbitMQ queue(s) and persist the data in an Apache Kafka® topic.

Prerequisites
  • Kafka cluster credentials. The following lists the different ways you can provide credentials.
    • Enter an existing service account resource ID.
    • Create a Confluent Cloud service account for the connector. Make sure to review the ACL entries required in the service account documentation. Some connectors have specific ACL requirements.
    • Create a Confluent Cloud API key and secret. To create a key and secret, you can use confluent api-key create or you can autogenerate the API key and secret directly in the Cloud Console when setting up the connector.

Refer to Cloud connector limitations for additional information.

Note

There is no output.data.format configuration used with this source connector. This is because this connector defaults to ByteArrayConverter for value and StringConverter for key. No other converter is useful for this connector.

Using the Confluent Cloud Console

Step 1: Launch your Confluent Cloud cluster.

See the Quick Start for Confluent Cloud for installation instructions.

Step 2: Add a connector.

In the left navigation menu, click Data integration, and then click Connectors. If you already have connectors in your cluster, click + Add connector.

Step 3: Select your connector.

Click the RabbitMQ Source connector card.

RabbitMQ Source Connector Card

Step 4: Enter the connector details.

Note

  • Make sure you have all your prerequisites completed.
  • An asterisk ( * ) designates a required entry.

At the Add RabbitMQ Source Connector screen, complete the following:

Select the topic you want to send data to from the Topics list. To create a new topic, click +Add new topic.

Step 5: Check the Kafka topic.

After the connector is running, verify that messages are populating your Kafka topic.

For more information and examples to use with the Confluent Cloud API for Connect, see the Confluent Cloud API for Connect section.

See also

For an example that shows fully-managed Confluent Cloud connectors in action with Confluent Cloud ksqlDB, see the Cloud ETL Demo. This example also shows how to use Confluent CLI to manage your resources in Confluent Cloud.

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Using the Confluent CLI

Complete the following steps to set up and run the connector using the Confluent CLI.

Note

  • Make sure you have all your prerequisites completed.
  • The example commands use Confluent CLI version 2. For more information see, Confluent CLI v2.

Step 1: List the available connectors.

Enter the following command to list available connectors:

confluent connect plugin list

Step 2: Show the required connector configuration properties.

Enter the following command to show the required connector properties:

confluent connect plugin describe <connector-catalog-name>

For example:

confluent plugin describe RabbitMQSource

Example output:

Following are the required configs:
connector.class: RabbitMQSource
name
kafka.api.key
kafka.api.secret
kafka.topic
rabbitmq.host
rabbitmq.username
rabbitmq.password
rabbitmq.queue
tasks.max

Step 3: Create the connector configuration file.

Create a JSON file that contains the connector configuration properties. The following example shows the required connector properties.

{
    "connector.class": "RabbitMQSource",
    "name": "RabbitMQSource_0",
    "kafka.auth.mode": "KAFKA_API_KEY",
    "kafka.api.key": "<my-kafka-api-key>",
    "kafka.api.secret" : "<my-kafka-api-secret>",
    "kafka.topic" : "topic_0"
    "rabbitmq.host" : "192.168.1.99",
    "rabbitmq.username" : "<username>",
    "rabbitmq.password": "<password>",
    "rabbitmq.queue": "<queue-name>",
    "tasks.max" : "1"
}

Note the following property definitions:

  • "name": Sets a name for your new connector.
  • "connector.class": Identifies the connector plugin name.
  • "kafka.auth.mode": Identifies the connector authentication mode you want to use. There are two options: SERVICE_ACCOUNT or KAFKA_API_KEY (the default). To use an API key and secret, specify the configuration properties kafka.api.key and kafka.api.secret, as shown in the example configuration (above). To use a service account, specify the Resource ID in the property kafka.service.account.id=<service-account-resource-ID>. To list the available service account resource IDs, use the following command:

    confluent iam service-account list
    

    For example:

    confluent iam service-account list
    
       Id     | Resource ID |       Name        |    Description
    +---------+-------------+-------------------+-------------------
       123456 | sa-l1r23m   | sa-1              | Service account 1
       789101 | sa-l4d56p   | sa-2              | Service account 2
    
  • "kafka.topic": Enter the topic name where you want data sent. A topic must exist before launching the connector.

  • "rabbitmq....": Enter your RabbitMQ authentication and queue details. You can specify multiple rabbitmq.queue names to read from using a comma-separated list.

  • "tasks.max": Enter the number of tasks that the connector uses. The connector supports running one or more tasks. More tasks may improve performance.

Single Message Transforms: See the Single Message Transforms (SMT) documentation for details about adding SMTs using the CLI.

See Configuration Properties for all property values and definitions.

Step 4: Load the properties file and create the connector.

Enter the following command to load the configuration and start the connector:

confluent connect create --config <file-name>.json

For example:

confluent connect create --config rabbitmq-source.json

Example output:

Created connector RabbitMQSourceConnector_0 lcc-ix4dl

Step 5: Check the connector status.

Enter the following command to check the connector status:

confluent connect plugin list

Example output:

ID          |            Name           | Status  |  Type
+-----------+---------------------------+---------+-------+
lcc-ix4dl   | RabbitMQSourceConnector_0 | RUNNING | source

Step 6: Check the Kafka topic.

After the connector is running, verify that messages are populating your Kafka topic.

For more information and examples to use with the Confluent Cloud API for Connect, see the Confluent Cloud API for Connect section.

Configuration Properties

Use the following configuration properties with this connector.

How should we connect to your data?

name

Sets a name for your connector.

  • Type: string
  • Valid Values: A string at most 64 characters long
  • Importance: high

Kafka Cluster credentials

kafka.auth.mode

Kafka Authentication mode. It can be one of KAFKA_API_KEY or SERVICE_ACCOUNT. It defaults to KAFKA_API_KEY mode.

  • Type: string
  • Default: KAFKA_API_KEY
  • Valid Values: KAFKA_API_KEY, SERVICE_ACCOUNT
  • Importance: high
kafka.api.key
  • Type: password
  • Importance: high
kafka.service.account.id

The Service Account that will be used to generate the API keys to communicate with Kafka Cluster.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: high
kafka.api.secret
  • Type: password
  • Importance: high

Which topic do you want to send data to?

kafka.topic

Identifies the topic name to write the data to.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: high

How should we connect to RabbitMQ?

rabbitmq.host

RabbitMQ host to connect to.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: high
rabbitmq.username

Username to authenticate with RabbitMQ.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: high
rabbitmq.password

Password to authenticate with RabbitMQ.

  • Type: password
  • Importance: high
rabbitmq.virtual.host

The virtual host to use when connecting to the RabbitMQ broker.

  • Type: string
  • Default: /
  • Importance: high
rabbitmq.port

RabbitMQ port to connect to. This should be set in accordance with chosen Security protocol.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 5672
  • Valid Values: [0,…]
  • Importance: high

RabbitMQ details

rabbitmq.queue

RabbitMQ queue(s) to read from.

  • Type: list
  • Importance: high
batch.size

The maximum number of records to return to Connect for each poll, if there are more than this number of records already available from RabbitMQ.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 1024
  • Valid Values: [1,…]
  • Importance: medium
backoff.time.ms

The number of milliseconds to wait when no records are returned from the RabbitMQ queue.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 100
  • Valid Values: [1,…]
  • Importance: medium

Security

rabbitmq.security.protocol

The security protocol to use when connecting to RabbitMQ. Valid values are PLAINTEXT and SSL.

  • Type: string
  • Default: PLAINTEXT
  • Importance: high
rabbitmq.https.ssl.key.password

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

  • Type: password
  • Importance: high
rabbitmq.https.ssl.keystorefile

The key store containing server certificate. Only required if using SSL.

  • Type: password
  • Importance: high
rabbitmq.https.ssl.keystore.password

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

  • Type: password
  • Importance: high
rabbitmq.https.ssl.keystore.type

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

  • Type: string
  • Default: JKS
  • Importance: medium
rabbitmq.https.ssl.truststorefile

The trust store containing server CA certificate. Only required if using SSL.

  • Type: password
  • Importance: high
rabbitmq.https.ssl.truststore.password

The password for the trust store file. If a password is not set, trust store file configured will still be used, but integrity checking is disabled. Trust store password is not supported for PEM format.

  • Type: password
  • Importance: high
rabbitmq.https.ssl.truststore.type

The file format of the trust store file.

  • Type: string
  • Default: JKS
  • Importance: medium

Number of tasks for this connector

tasks.max
  • Type: int
  • Valid Values: [1,…]
  • Importance: high

Next Steps

See also

For an example that shows fully-managed Confluent Cloud connectors in action with Confluent Cloud ksqlDB, see the Cloud ETL Demo. This example also shows how to use Confluent CLI to manage your resources in Confluent Cloud.

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