Managing Topics in Confluent Cloud

You can create and edit Apache Kafka® topics by using the Confluent Cloud interface. The topics are grouped by cluster.


In a VPC peered environment, topic management is disabled in the UI. However, you can use the Confluent Cloud CLI to manage topics. For more information, see the Confluent Cloud limits and supported features.

Create a Topic

  1. Select your cluster name.

  2. Click the Topics page and click Create topic.

  3. Specify your topic details and click Create with defaults. For advanced topic settings, click Customize settings.


Modify a Topic

  1. Click the Topics page, click the ellipses (...) next to your cluster name, and click Settings.

  2. Click Edit settings.

  3. Make your changes and click Save changes. By default, only the most commonly modified settings are shown. For advanced settings, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Switch to expert mode.


    Some topic configuration parameters are not configurable through this interface. These unmodifiable parameters display a lock symbol (lock) next to them. They cannot be changed in either default or expert mode.


    Here is a list of the available parameters and whether they can be configured.

    Parameter Configurable
    cleanup.policy Yes
    cluster Yes
    compression.type No Yes No
    flush.messages No No
    follower.replication.throttled.replicas No
    index.interval.bytes No
    leader.replication.throttled.replicas No
    max.message.bytes Yes
    message.format.version No
    message.downconversion.enable No Yes
    message.timestamp.type Yes
    min.cleanable.dirty.ratio No Yes
    min.insync.replicas No
    name No
    partitions No
    preallocate No
    producer Yes
    replication.factor Yes
    retention.bytes Yes Yes
    segment.bytes Yes
    segment.index.bytes No No Yes
    tier.enable No
    unclean.leader.election.enable No