Azure Blob Storage 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.azure.blob.AzureBlobStorageSinkConnector

Connector-specific configuration properties are described below.

Connector Parameters

format.class

The format class to use when writing data to the store.

  • Type: class
  • Importance: high
flush.size

Number of records written to store before invoking file commits.

  • Type: int
  • Importance: high

Important

Rotate strategy logic: The logic to flush files to storage is triggered when a new record arrives, after the defined interval or scheduled interval time. Flushing files is also triggered periodically by the offset.flush.interval.ms setting defined in the Connect worker configuration. The offset.flush.interval.ms setting defaults to 60000 ms (60 seconds). If you enable the properties rotate.interval.ms or rotate.schedule.interval.ms and ingestion rate is low, you should set offset.flush.interval.ms to a smaller value so that records flush at the rotation interval (or close to the interval) . Leaving the offset.flush.interval.ms set to the default 60 seconds may cause records to stay in an open file for longer than expected, if no new records get processed that trigger rotation. For detailed information about rotation strategies, see Azure Blob Storage object uploads.

rotate.interval.ms

The time interval in milliseconds to invoke file commits. This configuration is useful when data ingestion rate is low and the connector didn’t write enough messages to commit files. The default value -1 means that this feature is disabled.

  • Type: long
  • Default: -1
  • Importance: high
rotate.schedule.interval.ms

The time interval in milliseconds to periodically invoke file commits. Time of commit will be adjusted to 00:00 of selected timezone. Commit will be performed at scheduled time, all other factors considered (see Important note above). This configuration is useful when you have to commit your data based on current server time, like at the beginning of every hour. You must have the partitioner parameter timezone configured (defaults to an empty string) when using this configuration property, otherwise the connector fails with an exception. The default value -1 means that this feature is disabled.

  • Type: long
  • Default: -1
  • Importance: medium

The following Avro converter properties can be used in the connector configuration:

schema.cache.config

The size of the schema cache used in the Avro converter.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 1000
  • Importance: low
enhanced.avro.schema.support

Enable enhanced Avro schema support in the Avro Converter. When set to true, this property preserves Avro schema package information and Enums when going from Avro schema to Connect schema. This information is added back in when going from Connect schema to Avro schema.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: false
  • Importance: low
connect.meta.data

Allow the Connect converter to add its metadata to the output schema.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: true
  • Importance: low

The connect.meta.data property preserves the following Connect schema metadata when going from Connect schema to Avro schema. The following metadata is added back in when going from Avro schema to Connect schema.

  • doc
  • version
  • parameters
  • default value
  • name
  • type

For detailed information and configuration examples for Avro converters listed above, see Using Kafka Connect with Schema Registry.

retry.backoff.ms

The retry backoff in milliseconds. This config is used to notify Kafka connect to retry delivering a message batch or performing recovery in case of transient exceptions.

  • Type: long
  • Default: 5000
  • Importance: low
filename.offset.zero.pad.width

Width to zero-pad offsets in store’s filenames if offsets are too short in order to provide fixed-width filenames that can be ordered by simple lexicographic sorting.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 10
  • Valid Values: [0,…]
  • Importance: low
avro.codec

The Avro compression codec to be used for output files. Available values: null, deflate, snappy and bzip2 (CodecSource is org.apache.avro.file.CodecFactory)

  • Type: string
  • Default: null
  • Valid Values: [null, deflate, snappy, bzip2]
  • Importance: low
parquet.codec

The Parquet compression codec to be used for output files.

  • Type: string
  • Default: snappy
  • Valid Values: [none, snappy, gzip, brotli, lz4, lzo, zstd]
  • Importance: low

Azure Parameters

azblob.account.name

The account name: Must be between 3-23 alphanumeric characters.

  • Type: string
  • Valid Values: [3,…,23]
  • Importance: high
azblob.account.key

The Azure Storage account key.

  • Type: password
  • Valid Values: password must be non-blank
  • Importance: high
azblob.container.name

The container name. Must be between 3-63 alphanumeric and - characters

  • Type: string
  • Default: default
  • Valid Values: [3,…,63]
  • Importance: medium
format.bytearray.extension

Output file extension for ByteArrayFormat. Defaults to .bin

  • Type: string
  • Default: .bin
  • Importance: low
format.bytearray.separator

String inserted between records in the same file for ByteArrayFormat. Defaults to System.lineSeparator() and may contain escape sequences like \n. An input record that contains the line separator will look like multiple records in the output Azure blob object.

  • Type: string
  • Default: null
  • Importance: low
azblob.block.size

The Block Size in Azure Multi-block Uploads.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 26214400
  • Valid Values: [5242880,…,104857600]
  • Importance: high
azblob.retry.type

The policy specifying the type of retry pattern to use. Should be either EXPONENTIAL or FIXED. An EXPONENTIAL policy will start with a delay of the value of azblob.retry.backoff.ms in (ms) then double for each retry up to a max in time (azblob.retry.max.backoff.ms) or total retries (azblob.retry.retries). A FIXED policy will always just use the value of azblob.retry.backoff.ms (ms) as the delay up to a total number of tries equal to the value of azblob.retry.retries.

  • Type: string
  • Default: EXPONENTIAL
  • Valid Values: either one of [FIXED, EXPONENTIAL], or one of [exponential, fixed], or [null]
  • Importance: low
azblob.retry.retries

Specifies the maximum number of retries attempts an operation will be tried before producing an error. A value of 1 means 1 try and 1 retries. The actual number of retry attempts is determined by the Azure client based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to - the value of this parameter, type of exception occurred, throttling settings of the underlying Azure client, etc.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 3
  • Valid Values: [1,…]
  • Importance: medium
azblob.connection.timeout.ms

Indicates the maximum time allowed for any single try of an HTTP request. NOTE: When transferring large amounts of data, the default value will probably not be sufficient. You should override this value based on the bandwidth available to the host machine and proximity to the Storage service. A good starting point may be something like (60 seconds per MB of anticipated-payload-size).

  • Type: long
  • Default: 30000
  • Valid Values: [1,…,2147483647000]
  • Importance: medium
azblob.retry.backoff.ms

Specifies the amount of delay to use before retrying an operation in milliseconds. The delay increases (exponentially or linearly) with each retry up to a maximum specified by MaxRetryDelay

  • Type: long
  • Default: 4000
  • Valid Values: [0,…]
  • Importance: low
azblob.retry.max.backoff.ms

Specifies the maximum delay in milliseconds allowed before retrying an operation.

  • Type: long
  • Default: 120000
  • Valid Values: [1,…]
  • Importance: low
azblob.retry.secondary.host

If a secondaryHost is specified, retries will be tried against this host. NOTE: Before setting this field, make sure you understand the issues around reading stale and potentially-inconsistent data at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-designing-ha-apps-with-ragrs

  • Type: string
  • Default: null
  • Valid Values: either URI with one of these schemes: http, https, or should be and empty string
  • Importance: low
azblob.proxy.url

Azure Proxy settings encoded in URL syntax. This property is meant to be used only if you need to access Azure through a proxy.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Valid Values: either URI with one of these schemes: http, https, or should be and empty string
  • Importance: low
azblob.proxy.user

Azure Proxy User. This property is meant to be used only if you need to access Azure through a proxy. Using azblob.proxy.user instead of embedding the username and password in azblob.proxy.url allows the password to be hidden in the logs.

  • Type: string
  • Default: null
  • Importance: low
azblob.proxy.password

Azure Proxy Password. This property is meant to be used only if you need to access Azure through a proxy. Using azblob.proxy.password instead of embedding the username and password in azblob.proxy.url allows the password to be hidden in the logs.

  • Type: password
  • Default: [hidden]
  • Importance: low
behavior.on.null.values

How to handle records with a null value (for example, Kafka tombstone records). Valid options are ignore and fail.

  • Type: string
  • Default: fail
  • Valid Values: [ignore, fail]
  • Importance: low

Schema Parameters

schema.compatibility

The schema compatibility rule to use when the connector is observing schema changes. The supported configurations are NONE, BACKWARD, FORWARD and FULL.

  • Type: string
  • Default: NONE
  • Importance: high

Storage Parameters

storage.class

The underlying storage layer: the dafault value will work with Azure Blob Storage however this can be used to specify alternative custom storage implementation.

  • Type: class
  • Default: io.confluent.connect.azure.blob.storage.AzureBlobStorage
  • Importance: low
topics.dir

Top level directory to store the data ingested from Kafka.

  • Type: string
  • Default: topics
  • Importance: high
directory.delim

Directory delimiter pattern

  • Type: string
  • Default: /
  • Importance: medium
file.delim

File delimiter pattern

  • Type: string
  • Default: +
  • Importance: medium

Partitioner Parameters

partitioner.class

The partitioner to use when writing data to the store. You can use DefaultPartitioner, which preserves the Kafka partitions; FieldPartitioner, which partitions the data to different directories according to the value of the partitioning field specified in partition.field.name; TimeBasedPartitioner, which partitions data according to ingestion time.

  • Type: class
  • Default: io.confluent.connect.storage.partitioner.DefaultPartitioner
  • Importance: high
  • Dependents: partition.field.name, partition.duration.ms, path.format, locale, timezone
partition.field.name

The name of the partitioning field when FieldPartitioner is used.

  • Type: list
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: medium
partition.duration.ms

The duration of a partition milliseconds used by TimeBasedPartitioner. The default value -1 means that we are not using TimeBasedPartitioner.

  • Type: long
  • Default: -1
  • Importance: medium
path.format

This configuration is used to set the format of the data directories when partitioning with TimeBasedPartitioner. The format set in this configuration converts the Unix timestamp to proper directories strings. For example, if you set path.format='year'=YYYY/'month'=MM/'day'=dd/'hour'=HH, the data directories will have the format /year=2015/month=12/day=07/hour=15/.

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

The locale to use when partitioning with TimeBasedPartitioner. Used to format dates and times. For example, use en-US for US English, en-GB for UK English, or fr-FR for French (in France). These may vary by Java version. See the available locales.

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

The timezone to use when partitioning with TimeBasedPartitioner. Used to format and compute dates and times. All timezone IDs must be specified in the long format, such as America/Los_Angeles, America/New_York, and Europe/Paris, or UTC. Alternatively a locale independent, fixed offset, datetime zone can be specified in form [+-]hh:mm. Support for these timezones may vary by Java version. See the available timezones within each locale, such as those within the US English locale.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: medium
timestamp.extractor

The extractor that gets the timestamp for records when partitioning with TimeBasedPartitioner. It can be set to Wallclock, Record or RecordField in order to use one of the built-in timestamp extractors or be given the fully-qualified class name of a user-defined class that extends the TimestampExtractor interface.

  • Type: string
  • Default: Wallclock
  • Importance: medium
timestamp.field

The record field to be used as timestamp by the timestamp extractor.

  • Type: string
  • Default: timestamp
  • Importance: medium

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

Tip

While it is possible to include license-related properties in the connector configuration, starting with Confluent Platform version 6.0, you can now put license-related properties in the Connect worker configuration instead of in each connector configuration.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.