REST Proxy Security

Confluent REST Proxy allows producing and consuming messages of different formats through a REST interface. The security plugin provides the capability to authenticate an incoming request, build the principal, and then propagate the same requests to Apache Kafka® using the configured security mechanism. The authorization is enforced through Kafka ACLs, which provide granular access controls based on Kafka’s ACL implementation (such as limiting access to topics, in which case the client principal is propagated to Kafka and has the same access as if connected with that principal in any other client).

To get started with the REST Proxy Security Plugin, see REST Proxy Security.