Solace Source 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.solace.SolaceSourceConnector

Connector-specific configuration properties are described below.

Solace Connection

solace.host

This property specifies the IP or hostname and port (optional) of the message broker to connect to. If a port is not specified, the default port number is 55555 when compression is not in use, or 55003 when compression is in use. To specify a prioritized list of hosts that the connector can attempt to connect to, list each host, in order of importance, separated by a comma. Additional details can be found in the Solace Documentation.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: high
solace.username

The username used when connecting to Solace.

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

The password used when connecting to Solace.

  • Type: password
  • Default: [hidden]
  • Importance: high
solace.vpn

This property specifies the Message VPN to use when connecting to the message broker. This property applies to both the JNDI and data connections. The default value is blank, which means connect to the Message VPN default.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: medium
solace.connect.retries

This property specifies the maximum number of times to attempt a data connection if the first connect fails. If this value is -1 or greater than 1, and a host list is used, each connect retry traverses the host list according to the value set for the Connect Retries property. Valid values are -1 through 2147483647. 0 means do not perform any automatic connection retries (that is, try once and give up); –1 means retry forever.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 0
  • Valid Values: [-1,…,2147483647]
  • Importance: medium
solace.connect.retries.per.host

When using a list of hosts for the solace.host property, this property defines how many times to retry a data connection to a single host before moving on to the next host in the list. Valid values are -1 through 2147483647. 0 means do not perform any automatic connection retries (that is, try once and give up); –1 means retry forever (that is, the API only tries to connect or reconnect to first host listed.)

  • Type: int
  • Default: 0
  • Valid Values: [-1,…,2147483647]
  • Importance: medium
solace.connect.timeout

This property specifies the maximum amount of time (in milliseconds) permitted for a data connection attempt. Valid values are 0 through 2147483647. 0 means wait forever.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 3000
  • Valid Values: [0,…,2147483647]
  • Importance: medium
solace.reconnect.retries

This property specifies the number of times to attempt to reconnect once the data connection to a message broker is lost. When a host list of message brokers is provided, and no connection is reestablished to any of the hosts, the API can reattempt connecting to the listed hosts again, starting with the first host listed. Each time the API works through the host list, without establishing a reconnection, is considered a reconnect retry. For example, if a Reconnect Retries value of two is used, the API could possibly work through all of the listed hosts without reconnecting to them three times: one time through for the initial connect attempt, and then two times through for reconnect retries. After each unsuccessful attempt to reconnect to a host, the API waits for the amount of time set for Reconnect Retry Wait property before attempting another reconnection to a host. It should be noted that the number times to attempt to reconnect to one host before moving on to the next listed host is determined by the value set for the Connection Retries Per Host property. Valid values are 0 through 2147483647. -1 means retry forever.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 3
  • Valid Values: [-1,…,2147483647]
  • Importance: medium
solace.reconnect.retry.wait

If a connect or reconnect attempt to a host is not successful, the API waits the amount of time (in milliseconds) set for this property, and then makes another connect or reconnect attempt. When using a list of hosts for the Broker URL property, the Connect Retries Per Host property sets how many connection or reconnection attempts can be made before moving on to the next host in the list. Valid values are 0 through 60,000. 0 means do not wait.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 3000
  • Valid Values: [0,…,60000]
  • Importance: medium
solace.dynamic.durables

This property specifies whether queues or topic endpoints (which are used to support durable subscription names), are to be created on the message broker when the corresponding Session.createDurableSubscriber() or Session.createQueue() is called.

  • Type: boolean
  • Default: false
  • Importance: low
solace.client.description

This property specifies the application description on the message broker for the data connection.

  • Type: string
  • Default: Kafka Connect
  • Importance: low
solace.receive.ad.window.size

This property specifies the size of the sliding acknowledgement window.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 18
  • Valid Values: [0,…,255]
  • Importance: low
solace.receive.buffer.size

This property is used to configure the socket’s receive buffer size in bytes.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 65536
  • Valid Values: [0,…]
  • Importance: low
solace.receive.ad.ack.threshold

This property specifies the threshold, configured as a percentage, for sending an acknowledgement to the broker. The connector sends an acknowledgment every N messages where N is calculated as this percentage of the flow window size if the endpoint’s max-delivered-unacked-msgs-per-flow setting is greater than or equal to the configured solace.receive.ad.window.size. Otherwise, N is calculated as this percentage of the destination’s max-delivered-unacked-msgs-per-flow setting.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 60
  • Valid Values: [1,…,75]
  • Importance: low
solace.receive.ad.ack.timer.millis

This property specifies the duration of the acknowledgement timer in milliseconds.

  • Type: int
  • Default: 1000
  • Valid Values: [20,…,1500]
  • Importance: low

Solace Secure Connection

solace.ssl.keystore.path

Keystore path of SSL-enabled VPN for Solace.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: medium
solace.ssl.keystore.password

Keystore path password for SSL-enabled VPN for Solace.

  • Type: password
  • Default: [hidden]
  • Importance: medium
solace.ssl.truststore.path

Truststore path of SSL-enabled VPN for Solace.

  • Type: string
  • Default: “”
  • Importance: medium
solace.ssl.truststore.password

Truststore path password for SSL-enabled VPN for Solace.

  • Type: password
  • Default: [hidden]
  • Importance: medium
solace.ssl.validate.certificate

Sets the settings to validate the SSL certificates.

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

Solace Session

jms.destination.name

The name of the JMS destination (queue or topic) to read from.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: high
jms.destination.type

The type of JMS destination, which is either queue or topic.

  • Type: string
  • Default: queue
  • Valid Values: [queue, topic]
  • Importance: high
jms.message.selector

The message selector that should be applied to messages in the destination.

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

Kafka

kafka.topic

The name of the Kafka topic where the connector writes all records that were read from the JMS broker.

  • Type: string
  • Importance: high

Auto topic creation

For more information about Auto topic creation, see Configuring Auto Topic Creation for Source Connectors.

Note

Configuration properties accept regular expressions (regex) that are defined as Java regex.

topic.creation.groups

A list of group aliases that are used to define per-group topic configurations for matching topics. A default group always exists and matches all topics.

  • Type: List of String types
  • Default: empty
  • Possible Values: The values of this property refer to any additional groups. A default group is always defined for topic configurations.
topic.creation.$alias.replication.factor

The replication factor for new topics created by the connector. This value must not be larger than the number of brokers in the Kafka cluster. If this value is larger than the number of Kafka brokers, an error occurs when the connector attempts to create a topic. This is a required property for the default group. This property is optional for any other group defined in topic.creation.groups. Other groups use the Kafka broker default value.

  • Type: int
  • Default: n/a
  • Possible Values: >= 1 for a specific valid value or -1 to use the Kafka broker’s default value.
topic.creation.$alias.partitions

The number of topic partitions created by this connector. This is a required property for the default group. This property is optional for any other group defined in topic.creation.groups. Other groups use the Kafka broker default value.

  • Type: int
  • Default: n/a
  • Possible Values: >= 1 for a specific valid value or -1 to use the Kafka broker’s default value.
topic.creation.$alias.include

A list of strings that represent regular expressions that match topic names. This list is used to include topics with matching values, and apply this group’s specific configuration to the matching topics. $alias applies to any group defined in topic.creation.groups. This property does not apply to the default group.

  • Type: List of String types
  • Default: empty
  • Possible Values: Comma-separated list of exact topic names or regular expressions.
topic.creation.$alias.exclude

A list of strings representing regular expressions that match topic names. This list is used to exclude topics with matching values from getting the group’s specfic configuration. $alias applies to any group defined in topic.creation.groups. This property does not apply to the default group. Note that exclusion rules override any inclusion rules for topics.

  • Type: List of String types
  • Default: empty
  • Possible Values: Comma-separated list of exact topic names or regular expressions.
topic.creation.$alias.${kafkaTopicSpecificConfigName}

Any of the Changing Broker Configurations Dynamically for the version of the Kafka broker where the records will be written. The broker’s topic-level configuration value is used if the configuration is not specified for the rule. $alias applies to the default group as well as any group defined in topic.creation.groups.

  • Type: property values
  • Default: Kafka broker value

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.

    Important

    You may also use DESCRIBE and READ without WRITE to restrict access to read-only for license topic ACLs. If a topic exists, the LicenseManager will not try to create the 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.