Using Confluent Cloud

You can use Confluent Cloud web interface to manage cluster resources, settings, and billing. You can access the Confluent Cloud web interface at https://confluent.cloud. You can use the Confluent Cloud command line tool to create and manage Kafka topics.

Create Cluster

Confluent Cloud Professional

From the Clusters page, click Add cluster.

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Confluent Cloud Enterprise
Contact Confluent at https://www.confluent.io/cloud-contact.

Add Users

  1. Click your username in the lower-left corner to go to the Settings page.

  2. Click ORGANIZATION and then Invite.

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  3. Enter the users email and click Send Invite. The user will receive an email inviting them to your Confluent Cloud instance.

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View Bill

  1. Click your username in the lower-left corner to go to the Settings page.

  2. Click the BILLING tab.

    Confluent Cloud Professional
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    Confluent Cloud Enterprise
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Change Password

  1. Click your username in the lower-left corner to go to the Settings page.

  2. Click PASSWORD.

  3. Enter your current and new password and click Save changes.

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Change Settings and Configuration

  1. From the Management -> Clusters page, click the ellipses on the right-hand side of your cluster name and click View.

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  2. Choose your action.

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Delete Cluster

From the Management -> Clusters page, click the ellipses on the right-hand side of your cluster name and click Delete.

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Monitor Cluster Activity

You can monitor cluster activity and usage from from the Monitoring -> Activity page. The read, write, and storage capacity for each cluster in your account is shown. The metrics available are provisioned, peak, and average throughput capacity.

Tip

If your cluster is reaching its peak storage capacity for sustained durations, consider increasing the capacity.

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You can use the right-hand dropdown menu to show activity for last hour, 24 hours, or 7 days.

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Install the Confluent Cloud CLI

Follow the instructions for installing the Confluent Cloud CLI based on your operating system.

MacOS

Install using these brew commands:

  1. Tap the Confluent repository for Confluent Cloud.

    brew tap confluentinc/ccloud
    
  2. Install Confluent Cloud.

    brew install ccloud
    
  3. Optional: Verify installation by typing ccloud in your terminal.

    ccloud
    

    You should see Confluent Cloud CLI usage information:

    usage: ccloud [(--config-dir <configDir> | -c <configDir>)] [(--verbose | -v)]
            <command> [<args>]
    
    The most commonly used ccloud commands are:
        consume   Consume from a topic.
        help      Display help information
        init      Initialize the CLI.
        produce   Produce to a topic.
        topic     Manage topics.
        version   Print the version number.
    
    See 'ccloud help <command>' for more information on a specific command.
    

Linux

Download and unzip the Confluent Cloud tarball.

  1. Download and unzip from here. Add the contents of the bin directory to your PATH environment variable so that which ccloud finds the Confluent Cloud CLI command.

  2. Optional: Verify installation by typing ccloud in your terminal.

    ccloud
    

    You should see Confluent Cloud CLI usage information:

    usage: ccloud [(--config-dir <configDir> | -c <configDir>)] [(--verbose | -v)]
            <command> [<args>]
    
    The most commonly used ccloud commands are:
        consume   Consume from a topic.
        help      Display help information
        init      Initialize the CLI.
        produce   Produce to a topic.
        topic     Manage topics.
        version   Print the version number.
    
    See 'ccloud help <command>' for more information on a specific command.
    

Windows

Download and unzip the Confluent Cloud ZIP file.

  1. Download and unzip from here. Use the bin/ccloud.ps1 PowerShell script to run Confluent Cloud CLI.

  2. Set the JAVA_HOME environment variable.

  3. Optional: Verify installation by typing ccloud in your terminal.

    .\bin\ccloud.ps1 <command>
    

    You should see Confluent Cloud CLI usage information:

    usage: ccloud [(--config-dir <configDir> | -c <configDir>)] [(--verbose | -v)]
            <command> [<args>]
    
    The most commonly used ccloud commands are:
        consume   Consume from a topic.
        help      Display help information
        init      Initialize the CLI.
        produce   Produce to a topic.
        topic     Manage topics.
        version   Print the version number.
    
    See 'ccloud help <command>' for more information on a specific command.