Kafka Connect Worker Configs

Below is the complete list of configuration options related to Connect Workers broken into several sections. The first lists options that can be set in either standalone or distributed mode. These control basic functionality like which Kafka cluster to communicate with and what format data you’re working with. The next two sections list settings specific to standalone or distributed mode.

Common Worker Configs

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 irrespective of which servers are specified here for bootstrapping—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 need not contain the full set of servers (you may want more than one, though, in case a server is down).

  • Type: list
  • Default: [localhost:9092]
  • Importance: high
key.converter

Converter class for key Connect data. This controls the format of the data that will be written to Kafka for source connectors or read from Kafka for sink connectors. Popular formats include Avro and JSON.

  • Type: class
  • Default:
  • Importance: high
value.converter

Converter class for value Connect data. This controls the format of the data that will be written to Kafka for source connectors or read from Kafka for sink connectors. Popular formats include Avro and JSON.

  • Type: class
  • Default:
  • Importance: high
internal.key.converter

Converter class for internal key Connect data that implements the Converter interface. Used for converting data like offsets and configs.

  • Type: class
  • Default:
  • Importance: low
internal.value.converter

Converter class for offset value Connect data that implements the Converter interface. Used for converting data like offsets and configs.

  • Type: class
  • Default:
  • Importance: low
offset.flush.interval.ms

Interval at which to try committing offsets for tasks.

  • Type: long
  • Default: 60000
  • Importance: low
offset.flush.timeout.ms

Maximum number of milliseconds to wait for records to flush and partition offset data to be committed to offset storage before cancelling the process and restoring the offset data to be committed in a future attempt.

  • Type: long
  • Default: 5000
  • Importance: low
plugin.path

The comma-separated list of paths to directories that contain Kafka Connect plugins.

  • Type: string
  • Default:
  • Importance: low
rest.advertised.host.name

If this is set, this is the hostname that will be given out to other workers to connect to.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: low
rest.advertised.port

If this is set, this is the port that will be given out to other workers to connect to.

  • Type: int
  • Importance: low
rest.host.name

Hostname for the REST API. If this is set, it will only bind to this interface.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: low
rest.port

Port for the REST API to listen on.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 8083
  • Importance: low
task.shutdown.graceful.timeout.ms

Amount of time to wait for tasks to shutdown gracefully. This is the total amount of time, not per task. All task have shutdown triggered, then they are waited on sequentially.

  • Type: long
  • Default: 5000
  • Importance: low

Standalone Worker Configuration

In addition to the common worker configuration options, the following are available in standalone mode.

offset.storage.file.filename

The file to store connector offsets in. By storing offsets on disk, a standalone process can be stopped and started on a single node and resume where it previously left off.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high

Distributed Worker Configuration

In addition to the common worker configuration options, the following are available in distributed mode.

group.id

A unique string that identifies the Connect cluster group this worker belongs to.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high
config.storage.topic

The name of the topic where connector and task configuration data are stored. This must be the same for all workers with the same group.id. Kafka Connect will upon startup attempt to automatically create this topic with a single-partition and compacted cleanup policy to avoid losing data, but it will simply use the topic if it already exists. If you choose to create this topic manually, always create it as a compacted topic with a single partition and a high replication factor (3x or more).

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high
config.storage.replication.factor

The replication factor used when Kafka Connects creates the topic used to store connector and task configuration data. This should always be at least 3 for a production system, but cannot be larger than the number of Kafka brokers in the cluster.

  • Type: short
  • Default: 3
  • Importance: low
offset.storage.topic

The name of the topic where connector and task configuration offsets are stored. This must be the same for all workers with the same group.id. Kafka Connect will upon startup attempt to automatically create this topic with multiple partitions and a compacted cleanup policy to avoid losing data, but it will simply use the topic if it already exists. If you choose to create this topic manually, always create it as a compacted, highly replicated (3x or more) topic with a large number of partitions (e.g., 25 or 50, just like Kafka’s built-in __consumer_offsets topic) to support large Kafka Connect clusters.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high
offset.storage.replication.factor

The replication factor used when Kafka Connects creates the topic used to store connector offsets. This should always be at least 3 for a production system, but cannot be larger than the number of Kafka brokers in the cluster.

  • Type: short
  • Default: 3
  • Importance: low
offset.storage.partitions

The number of partitions used when Kafka Connects creates the topic used to store connector offsets. A large value (e.g., 25 or 50, just like Kafka’s built-in __consumer_offsets topic) is necessary to support large Kafka Connect clusters.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 25
  • Importance: low
status.storage.topic

The name of the topic where connector and task configuration status updates are stored. This must be the same for all workers with the same group.id. Kafka Connect will upon startup attempt to automatically create this topic with multiple partitions and a compacted cleanup policy to avoid losing data, but it will simply use the topic if it already exists. If you choose to create this topic manually, always create it as a compacted, highly replicated (3x or more) topic with multiple partitions.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: high
status.storage.replication.factor

The replication factor used when Kafka Connects creates the topic used to store connector and task status updates. This should always be at least 3 for a production system, but cannot be larger than the number of Kafka brokers in the cluster.

  • Type: short
  • Default: 3
  • Importance: low
status.storage.partitions

The number of partitions used when Kafka Connects creates the topic used to store connector and task status updates.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 5
  • Importance: low
heartbeat.interval.ms

The expected time between heartbeats to the group coordinator when using Kafka’s group management facilities. Heartbeats are used to ensure that the worker’s session stays active and to facilitate rebalancing when new members join or leave the group. The value must be set lower than session.timeout.ms, but typically should be set no higher than 1/3 of that value. It can be adjusted even lower to control the expected time for normal rebalances.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 3000
  • Importance: high
session.timeout.ms

The timeout used to detect failures when using Kafka’s group management facilities.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 30000
  • Importance: high
ssl.key.password

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

  • Type: password
  • Importance: high
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
  • Importance: high
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
  • Importance: high
ssl.truststore.location

The location of the trust store file.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: high
ssl.truststore.password

The password for the trust store file.

  • Type: password
  • Importance: high
connections.max.idle.ms

Close idle connections after the number of milliseconds specified by this config.

  • Type: long
  • Default: 540000
  • Importance: medium
receive.buffer.bytes

The size of the TCP receive buffer (SO_RCVBUF) to use when reading data.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 32768
  • Importance: medium
request.timeout.ms

The configuration controls the maximum amount of time the client will wait for the response of a request. If the response is not received before the timeout elapses the client will resend the request if necessary or fail the request if retries are exhausted.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 40000
  • Importance: medium
sasl.kerberos.service.name

The Kerberos principal name that Kafka runs as. This can be defined either in Kafka’s JAAS config or in Kafka’s config.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: medium
security.protocol

Protocol used to communicate with brokers. Currently only PLAINTEXT and SSL are supported.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “PLAINTEXT”
  • Importance: medium
send.buffer.bytes

The size of the TCP send buffer (SO_SNDBUF) to use when sending data.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 131072
  • Importance: medium
ssl.enabled.protocols

The list of protocols enabled for SSL connections. TLSv1.2, TLSv1.1 and TLSv1 are enabled by default.

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

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

  • Type: string
  • Default: “JKS”
  • Importance: medium
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
ssl.provider

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

  • Type: string
  • Importance: medium
ssl.truststore.type

The file format of the trust store file. Default value is JKS.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “JKS”
  • Importance: medium
worker.sync.timeout.ms

When the worker is out of sync with other workers and needs to resynchronize configurations, wait up to this amount of time before giving up, leaving the group, and waiting a backoff period before rejoining.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 3000
  • Importance: medium
worker.unsync.backoff.ms

When the worker is out of sync with other workers and fails to catch up within worker.sync.timeout.ms, leave the Connect cluster for this long before rejoining.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 300000
  • Importance: medium
client.id

An ID string to pass to the server when making requests. The purpose of this is to be able to track the source of requests beyond just ip/port by allowing a logical application name to be included in server-side request logging.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: low
metadata.max.age.ms

The period of time in milliseconds after which we force a refresh of metadata even if we haven’t seen any partition leadership changes to proactively discover any new brokers or partitions.

  • Type: long
  • Default: 300000
  • Importance: low
metric.reporters

A list of classes to use as metrics reporters. Implementing the MetricReporter interface allows plugging in classes that will be notified of new metric creation. The JmxReporter is always included to register JMX statistics.

  • Type: list
  • Default: []
  • Importance: low
metrics.num.samples

The number of samples maintained to compute metrics.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 2
  • Importance: low
metrics.sample.window.ms

The number of samples maintained to compute metrics.

  • Type: long
  • Default: 30000
  • Importance: low
reconnect.backoff.ms

The amount of time to wait before attempting to reconnect to a given host. This avoids repeatedly connecting to a host in a tight loop. This backoff applies to all requests sent by the consumer to the broker.

  • Type: long
  • Default: 50
  • Importance: low
retry.backoff.ms

The amount of time to wait before attempting to retry a failed fetch request to a given topic partition. This avoids repeated fetching-and-failing in a tight loop.

  • Type: long
  • Default: 100
  • Importance: low
sasl.kerberos.kinit.cmd

Kerberos kinit command path. Default is /usr/bin/kinit

  • Type: string
  • Default: “/usr/bin/kinit”
  • Importance: low
sasl.kerberos.min.time.before.relogin

Login thread sleep time between refresh attempts.

  • Type: long
  • Default: 60000
  • Importance: low
sasl.kerberos.ticket.renew.jitter

Percentage of random jitter added to the renewal time.

  • Type: double
  • Default: 0.05
  • Importance: low
sasl.kerberos.ticket.renew.window.factor

Login thread will sleep until the specified window factor of time from last refresh to ticket’s expiry has been reached, at which time it will try to renew the ticket.

  • Type: double
  • Default: 0.8
  • Importance: low
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
  • Importance: low
ssl.endpoint.identification.algorithm

The endpoint identification algorithm to validate server hostname using server certificate.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: low
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
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: “PKIX”
  • Importance: low