Using Confluent Cloud

You can access the Confluent Cloud web interface at https://confluent.cloud. After you have a working Kafka cluster in Confluent Cloud, you can use the Confluent Cloud command line tool to create and manage Kafka topics.

Confluent Cloud Web Interface

You can use Confluent Cloud web interface to manage cluster resources, settings, and billing.

Create Cluster

Create a new cluster from the Clusters page by clicking Add cluster.

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.

Change Password

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

Change Cluster 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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Confluent Cloud CLI

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

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. 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.