HTTP Sink Connector Configuration Properties

To use this connector, specify the name of the connector class in the connector.class configuration property.

connector.class=io.confluent.connect.http.HttpSinkConnector

Connector-specific configuration properties are described below.

Connection

http.api.url

HTTP API URL.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: high
request.method

HTTP Request Method. Valid options are PUT or POST.

  • Type: string
  • Default: post
  • Valid Values: one of [POST, PUT]
  • Importance: high
behavior.on.null.values

How to handle records with a non-null key and a null value (i.e., Kafka tombstone records). Valid options are ignore, delete, log and fail.

fail Throws a NullRecordException and will be handled as per behavior.on.error configuration.

log Logs the record coordinates and key.

ignore Continues to process next set of records. when records with null value encountered.

delete Deletes the record by executing delete http request when records with null value encountered.

  • Type: string
  • Default: ignore
  • Valid Values: one of [fail, log, ignore, delete]
  • Importance: low
behavior.on.error

Error handling behavior setting for handling response from HTTP requests. Must be configured to one of the following:

fail Stops the connector when an error occurs.

ignore Continues to process next set of records. when error occurs.

log Logs the error message to application logs when error occurs and continues to process next set of records.

  • Type: string
  • Default: fail
  • Valid Values: one of [fail, log, ignore]
  • Importance: low
headers

HTTP headers to be included in all requests. Individual headers should be separated by the header.separator

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high
header.separator

Separator character used in headers property.

  • Type: string
  • Default: |
  • Importance: high
ssl.enabled

Whether or not to connect to the endpoint via SSL.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: false
  • Importance: high
http.proxy.host

The host or ip of the http proxy.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high
http.proxy.port

The port number of the http proxy.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 0
  • Valid Values: [0,…]
  • Importance: high
http.proxy.user

The username to be used when authenticating with the http proxy.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high
http.proxy.password

The password to be used when authenticating with the http proxy.

  • Type: password
  • Default: [hidden]
  • Importance: high

Reporter

reporter.result.topic.name

The name of the topic to produce records to after successfully processing a sink record. Use ${connector} within the pattern to specify the current connector name. Leave blank to disable error reporting behavior.

  • Type: string
  • Default: ${connector}-success
  • Valid Values: Replacing ${connector} must be either Valid topic names that contain 1-249 ASCII alphanumeric, +, ., _ and - characters.
  • Importance: medium
reporter.result.topic.replication.factor

The replication factor of the result topic when it is automatically created by this connector. This determines how many broker failures can be tolerated before data loss occurs. This should be 1 in development environments and ALWAYS at least 3 in production environments.

  • Type: short
  • Default: 3
  • Valid Values: [1,…]
  • Importance: medium
reporter.result.topic.partitions

The number of partitions in the result topic when it is automatically created by this connector. This number of partitions should be the same as the number of input partitions to handle the potential throughput.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 1
  • Valid Values: [1,…]
  • Importance: medium
reporter.error.topic.name

The name of the topic to produce records to after each unsuccessful record sink attempt. Use ${connector} within the pattern to specify the current connector name. Leave blank to disable error reporting behavior.

  • Type: string
  • Default: ${connector}-error
  • Valid Values: Replacing ${connector} must be either Valid topic names that contain 1-249 ASCII alphanumeric, +, ., _ and - characters.
  • Importance: medium
reporter.error.topic.replication.factor

The replication factor of the error topic when it is automatically created by this connector. This determines how many broker failures can be tolerated before data loss occurs. This should be 1 in development environments and ALWAYS at least 3 in production environments.

  • Type: short
  • Default: 3
  • Valid Values: [1,…]
  • Importance: medium
reporter.error.topic.partitions

The number of partitions in the error topic when it is automatically created by this connector. This number of partitions should be the same as the number of input partitions in order to handle the potential throughput.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 1
  • Valid Values: [1,…]
  • Importance: medium
reporter.bootstrap.servers

A list of host/port pairs to use for establishing the initial connection to the Kafka cluster. The client will make use of all servers regardless of which bootstrap servers are specified here. This list only impacts the initial hosts used to discover the full set of servers. This list should be in the form host1:port1,host2:port2,.. Since these servers are just used for the initial connection to discover the full cluster membership (which may change dynamically), this list does not need to contain the full set of servers. However, you may want to include more than one in case a server is down.

  • Type: list
  • Valid Values: Non-empty list
  • Importance: high

Formatter

reporter.result.topic.key.format

The format in which the result report key is serialized.

  • Type: string
  • Default: json
  • Valid Values: one of [string, json]
  • Importance: medium
  • Dependents: reporter.result.topic.key.format.schemas.enable, reporter.result.topic.key.format.schemas.cache.size
reporter.result.topic.value.format

The format in which the result report value is serialized.

  • Type: string
  • Default: json
  • Valid Values: one of [string, json]
  • Importance: medium
  • Dependents: reporter.result.topic.value.format.schemas.cache.size, reporter.result.topic.value.format.schemas.enable
reporter.error.topic.key.format

The format in which the error report key is serialized.

  • Type: string
  • Default: json
  • Valid Values: one of [string, json]
  • Importance: medium
  • Dependents: reporter.error.topic.key.format.schemas.cache.size, reporter.error.topic.key.format.schemas.enable
reporter.error.topic.value.format

The format in which the error report value is serialized.

  • Type: string
  • Default: json
  • Valid Values: one of [string, json]
  • Importance: medium
  • Dependents: reporter.error.topic.value.format.schemas.cache.size, reporter.error.topic.value.format.schemas.enable

JSON Formatter

reporter.result.topic.key.format.schemas.cache.size

The maximum number of schemas that can be cached in the JSON formatter.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 128
  • Valid Values: [0,…,2048]
  • Importance: medium
reporter.result.topic.key.format.schemas.enable

Include schemas within each of the serialized values and keys.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: false
  • Importance: medium
reporter.result.topic.value.format.schemas.cache.size

The maximum number of schemas that can be cached in the JSON formatter.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 128
  • Valid Values: [0,…,2048]
  • Importance: medium
reporter.result.topic.value.format.schemas.enable

Include schemas within each of the serialized values and keys.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: false
  • Importance: medium
reporter.error.topic.key.format.schemas.cache.size

The maximum number of schemas that can be cached in the JSON formatter.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 128
  • Valid Values: [0,…,2048]
  • Importance: medium
reporter.error.topic.key.format.schemas.enable

Include schemas within each of the serialized values and keys.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: false
  • Importance: medium
reporter.error.topic.value.format.schemas.cache.size

The maximum number of schemas that can be cached in the JSON formatter.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 128
  • Valid Values: [0,…,2048]
  • Importance: medium
reporter.error.topic.value.format.schemas.enable

Include schemas within each of the serialized values and keys.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: false
  • Importance: medium

Authorization

auth.type

Authentication type of the endpoint. Valid values are NONE, BASIC, OAUTH2 (Client Credentials grant type only).

  • Type: string
  • Default: NONE
  • Importance: high
connection.user

The username to be used with an endpoint requiring authentication.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high
connection.password

The password to be used with an endpoint requiring authentication.

  • Type: password
  • Default: [hidden]
  • Importance: high
oauth2.token.url

The URL to be used for fetching OAuth2 token. Client Credentials is the only supported grant type.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high
oauth2.client.id

The client id used when fetching OAuth2 token.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high
oauth2.client.secret

The secret used when fetching OAuth2 token.

  • Type: password
  • Default: [hidden]
  • Importance: high
oauth2.token.property

The name of the property containing the OAuth2 token returned by the http proxy. Default value is access_token.

  • Type: string
  • Default: access_token
  • Importance: high
oauth2.client.auth.mode

Specifies how to encode client_id and client_secret in the OAuth2 authorization request. If set to ‘header’, the credentials are encoded as an 'Authorization: Basic <base-64 encoded client_id:client_secret>' HTTP header. If set to ‘url’, then client_id and client_secret are sent as URL encoded parameters.

  • Type: string
  • Default: header
  • Valid Values: one of [header, url]
  • Importance: low
oauth2.client.scope

The scope used when fetching OAuth2 token.

  • Type: string
  • Default: any
  • Importance: low

Retries

max.retries

The maximum number of times to retry on errors before failing the task.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 10
  • Valid Values: [1,…]
  • Importance: medium
retry.backoff.ms

The initial duration in milliseconds to wait following an error before a retry attempt is made. Subsequent backoffs will be exponentially larger than the first duration.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 3000
  • Valid Values: [1,…]
  • Importance: medium

Regex

regex.patterns

Regular expression patterns used for replacements in the message sent to the HTTP service. Multiple regular expression patterns can be specified, but they must be separated by regex.separator.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: low
regex.replacements

Regex replacements to use with the patterns in regex.patterns. Multiple replacements can be specified, but they must be separated by regex.separator. ${key} and ${topic} can be used here.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: low
regex.separator

Separator character used in regex.patterns and regex.replacements property.

  • Type: string
  • Default: ~
  • Importance: high

Batching

request.body.format

Used to produce request body in either JSON or String format.

  • Type: string
  • Default: string
  • Valid Values: one of [string, json]
  • Importance: medium
batch.key.pattern

Pattern used to build the key for a given batch. ${key} and ${topic} can be used to include message attributes here.

  • Type: string
  • Default: someKey
  • Importance: high
batch.max.size

The number of records accumulated in a batch before the HTTP API is invoked.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 1
  • Importance: high
batch.prefix

Prefix added to record batches. This is applied once at the beginning of the batch of records.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high
batch.suffix

Suffix added to record batches. This is applied once at the end of the batch of records.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high
batch.seperator

Separator for records in a batch.

  • Type: string
  • Default: ,
  • Importance: high

Security

https.ssl.key.password

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

  • Type: password
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
https.ssl.keystore.location

The location of the key store file. This is optional for client and can be used for two-way authentication for client.

  • Type: string
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
https.ssl.keystore.password

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

  • Type: password
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
https.ssl.truststore.location

The location of the trust store file.

  • Type: string
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
https.ssl.truststore.password

The password for the trust store file. If a password is not set, access to the truststore is still available, but integrity checking is disabled.

  • Type: password
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
https.ssl.enabled.protocols

The list of protocols enabled for SSL connections.

  • Type: list
  • Default: TLSv1.2,TLSv1.1,TLSv1
  • Importance: medium
https.ssl.keystore.type

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

  • Type: string
  • Default: JKS
  • Importance: medium
https.ssl.protocol

The SSL protocol used to generate the SSLContext. Default setting is TLS, which is fine for most cases. Allowed values in recent JVMs are TLS, TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2. SSL, SSLv2 and SSLv3 may be supported in older JVMs, but their usage is discouraged due to known security vulnerabilities.

  • Type: string
  • Default: TLS
  • Importance: medium
https.ssl.provider

The name of the security provider used for SSL connections. Default value is the default security provider of the JVM.

  • Type: string
  • Default: null
  • Importance: medium
https.ssl.truststore.type

The file format of the trust store file.

  • Type: string
  • Default: JKS
  • Importance: medium
https.ssl.cipher.suites

A list of cipher suites. This is a named combination of authentication, encryption, MAC and key exchange algorithm used to negotiate the security settings for a network connection using TLS or SSL network protocol. By default all the available cipher suites are supported.

  • Type: list
  • Default: null
  • Importance: low
https.ssl.endpoint.identification.algorithm

The endpoint identification algorithm to validate server hostname using server certificate. Disable server hostname verification by setting https.ssl.endpoint.identification.algorithm to an empty string.

  • Type: string
  • Default: https
  • Importance: low
https.ssl.keymanager.algorithm

The algorithm used by key manager factory for SSL connections. Default value is the key manager factory algorithm configured for the Java Virtual Machine.

  • Type: string
  • Default: SunX509
  • Importance: low
https.ssl.secure.random.implementation

The SecureRandom PRNG implementation to use for SSL cryptography operations.

  • Type: string
  • Default: null
  • Importance: low
https.ssl.trustmanager.algorithm

The algorithm used by trust manager factory for SSL connections. Default value is the trust manager factory algorithm configured for the Java Virtual Machine.

  • Type: string
  • Default: SunX509
  • Importance: low

Confluent Platform license

confluent.topic.bootstrap.servers A list of host/port pairs to use for establishing the initial connection to the Kafka cluster used for licensing. All servers in the cluster will be discovered from the initial connection. This list should be in the form <code>host1:port1,host2:port2,…</code>. Since these servers are just used for the initial connection to discover the full cluster membership (which may change dynamically), this list need not contain the full set of servers (you may want more than one, though, in case a server is down).

  • Type: list
  • Importance: high

confluent.topic Name of the Kafka topic used for Confluent Platform configuration, including licensing information.

  • Type: string
  • Default: _confluent-command
  • Importance: low

confluent.topic.replication.factor The replication factor for the Kafka topic used for Confluent Platform configuration, including licensing information. This is used only if the topic does not already exist, and the default of 3 is appropriate for production use. If you are using a development environment with less than 3 brokers, you must set this to the number of brokers (often 1).

  • Type: int
  • Default: 3
  • Importance: low

Confluent license properties

Note

This connector is proprietary and requires a license. The license information is stored in the _confluent-command topic. If the broker requires SSL for connections, you must include the security-related confluent.topic.* properties as described below.

confluent.license

Confluent issues enterprise license keys to each subscriber. The license key is text that you can copy and paste as the value for confluent.license. A trial license allows using the connector for a 30-day trial period. A developer license allows using the connector indefinitely for single-broker development environments.

If you are a subscriber, please contact Confluent Support for more information.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Valid Values: Confluent Platform license
  • Importance: high
confluent.topic.ssl.truststore.location

The location of the trust store file. For example, confluent.topic.ssl.truststore.location=/kfkapps/Kafka/certs/MSPKI/CA1/ec_kfk_dev.ca1.cert.jks.

  • Type: string
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
confluent.topic.ssl.truststore.password

The password for the trust store file. If a password is not set access to the truststore is still available, but integrity checking is disabled.

  • Type: password
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
confluent.topic.ssl.keystore.location

The location of the key store file. This is optional for client and can be used for two-way authentication for client. For example, confluent.topic.ssl.keystore.location=/kfkapps/Kafka/certs/MSPKI/Truststore/DEV_cacerts.jks.

  • Type: string
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
confluent.topic.ssl.keystore.password

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

  • Type: password
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
confluent.topic.ssl.key.password

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

  • Type: password
  • Default: null
  • Importance: high
confluent.topic.security.protocol

Protocol used to communicate with brokers. Valid values are: PLAINTEXT, SSL, SASL_PLAINTEXT, SASL_SSL.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “PLAINTEXT”
  • Importance: medium

License topic configuration

A Confluent enterprise license is stored in the _confluent-command topic. This topic is created by default and contains the license that corresponds to the license key supplied through the confluent.license property.

Note

No public keys are stored in Kafka topics.

The following describes how the default _confluent-command topic is generated under different scenarios:

  • A 30-day trial license is automatically generated for the _confluent command topic if you do not add the confluent.license property or leave this property empty (for example, confluent.license=).
  • Adding a valid license key (for example, confluent.license=<valid-license-key>) adds a valid license in the _confluent-command topic.

Here is an example of the minimal properties for development and testing.

You can change the name of the _confluent-command topic using the confluent.topic property (for instance, if your environment has strict naming conventions). The example below shows this change and the configured Kafka bootstrap server.

confluent.topic=foo_confluent-command
confluent.topic.bootstrap.servers=localhost:9092

The example above shows the minimally required bootstrap server property that you can use for development and testing. For a production environment, you add the normal producer, consumer, and topic configuration properties to the connector properties, prefixed with confluent.topic..

License topic ACLs

The _confluent-command topic contains the license that corresponds to the license key supplied through the confluent.license property. It is created by default. Connectors that access this topic require the following ACLs configured:

  • CREATE and DESCRIBE on the resource cluster, if the connector needs to create the topic.
  • DESCRIBE, READ, and WRITE on the _confluent-command topic.

You can provide access either individually for each principal that will use the license or use a wildcard entry to allow all clients. The following examples show commands that you can use to configure ACLs for the resource cluster and _confluent-command topic.

  1. Set a CREATE and DESCRIBE ACL on the resource cluster:

    kafka-acls --bootstrap-server localhost:9092 --command-config adminclient-configs.conf \
    --add --allow-principal User:<principal> \
    --operation CREATE --operation DESCRIBE --cluster
    
  2. Set a DESCRIBE, READ, and WRITE ACL on the _confluent-command topic:

    kafka-acls --bootstrap-server localhost:9092 --command-config adminclient-configs.conf \
    --add --allow-principal User:<principal> \
    --operation DESCRIBE --operation READ --operation WRITE --topic _confluent-command
    

Overriding Default Configuration Properties

You can override the replication factor using confluent.topic.replication.factor. For example, when using a Kafka cluster as a destination with less than three brokers (for development and testing) you should set the confluent.topic.replication.factor property to 1.

You can override producer-specific properties by using the confluent.topic.producer. prefix and consumer-specific properties by using the confluent.topic.consumer. prefix.

You can use the defaults or customize the other properties as well. For example, the confluent.topic.client.id property defaults to the name of the connector with -licensing suffix. You can specify the configuration settings for brokers that require SSL or SASL for client connections using this prefix.

You cannot override the cleanup policy of a topic because the topic always has a single partition and is compacted. Also, do not specify serializers and deserializers using this prefix; they are ignored if added.