Kafka output security/encryption


(Win Wang) #1

Does anyone know if the kafka output uses ssl/tls security or can be encrypted without filters?


(Mark Walkom) #2

I don't believe kafka offers SSL at all, and the docs make no mention of supporting it either.


(Tomer Levy) #3

No, it doesn't.
Curious though to hear why do you need it?


(Win Wang) #4

Don't wish to set up Logstash on my Kafka node, and I would like info to be securely wired.


(Joe Lawson) #5

You can always encrypt the data prior to transmission. Here is a blog from back in February: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/end-end-encryption-though-kafka-our-proof-concept

Also I think encrypted transport is planned for Kafka in the future.


(system) #6