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 Apache Kafka® topics.

Create Cluster

Confluent Cloud

From the Clusters page, click Create cluster.

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

Add Users

  1. Click the upper-right menu and click Users.

  2. Click Add user.

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

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View Bill

Click the upper-right menu and click Billing & payment.

Confluent Cloud
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Confluent Cloud Enterprise
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For more information, see the billing information in the FAQ.

Change Password

  1. Click the upper-right menu and click Settings.

  2. Click the Password tab.

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

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Change Settings and Configuration

Tip

Confluent Cloud only. If you're using Confluent Cloud Enterprise, contact your sales rep to edit cluster settings.

  1. From the Clusters page, click your cluster name.

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  2. Click Cluster settings and then Change settings.

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Delete Cluster

Tip

Confluent Cloud only. If you're using Confluent Cloud Enterprise, contact your sales rep to delete clusters.

  1. From the Clusters page, click your cluster name and click Change settings.

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  2. Choose Request deletion in the bottom right corner.

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  3. Type the name of your cluster and click Continue.

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Monitor Cluster Activity

You can monitor cluster activity and usage from the cluster landing 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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Install the Confluent Cloud CLI

You can use the Confluent Cloud CLI to administer your Confluent Cloud cluster. The Confluent Cloud CLI is supported for macOS, Linux, and Unix-based operating systems.

Important

  • The Confluent Cloud CLI only supports basic produce or consume operations. For example, you cannot pass in a properties file using the Confluent Cloud CLI. This means you cannot set other configuration properties or produce with keys. For advanced produce or consume operations, use the use the Confluent CLI confluent local produce and confluent local consume commands with the --cloud --config <path-to-file> flag.
  • The Confluent Cloud CLI requires users to log in with a Confluent Cloud user account.
  • The Confluent Cloud CLI is interactive and does not support scripting.

Scripted installation

Run this command to install the Confluent Cloud CLI. This command creates a bin directory in your designated location (<path-to-directory>/bin).

Important

The CLI installation location must be in your PATH (e.g. /usr/local/bin).

curl -L https://cnfl.io/ccloud-cli | sh -s -- -b /<path-to-directory>/bin

Tarball installation

Download and install the raw binaries by platform.

Next steps

  • Run this command to log in to your Confluent Cloud cluster.

    ccloud login --url https://confluent.cloud
    

    Your output should resemble:

    Enter your Confluent credentials:
    Email: jdoe@myemail.io
    Password:
    
    Logged in as jdoe@myemail.io
    Using environment t118 ("default")
    
  • Run this command to view your cluster.

    ccloud kafka cluster list
    

    Your output should resemble:

          Id      |       Name        | Provider |   Region    | Durability | Status
    +-------------+-------------------+----------+-------------+------------+--------+
        lkc-emmox | My first cluster  | gcp      | us-central1 | LOW        | UP
        lkc-low0y | My second cluster | gcp      | us-central1 | LOW        | UP
    
  • Run this command to designate the active cluster.

    ccloud kafka cluster use lkc-emmox
    
  • Verify installation by typing ccloud in your terminal.

    ccloud
    

    You should see Confluent Cloud CLI usage information:

    Welcome to the Confluent Cloud CLI
    
    Usage:
      ccloud [command]
    
    Available Commands:
      api-key         Manage API keys
      completion      Output shell completion code
      environment     Manage and select ccloud environments
      help            Help about any command
      kafka           Manage Kafka
      login           Login to Confluent Cloud
      logout          Logout of Confluent Cloud
      service-account Manage service accounts
      update          Update ccloud
      version         Print the ccloud version
    
    Flags:
      -h, --help            help for ccloud
      -v, --verbose count   increase output verbosity
          --version         version for ccloud
    
  • Connect Confluent Cloud CLI to a Cluster.