Use SASL Authentication with Apache Kafka®#

Aiven offers a choice of authentication methods for Apache Kafka®, including SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer).

  1. Scroll down the Service overview page to the Advanced configuration section.

  2. Turn on the setting labelled kafka_authentication_methods.sasl, and click Save advanced configuration.

Enable SASL authentication for Apache Kafka

The connection information at the top of the Service overview page will now offer the ability to connect via SASL or via client certificate.

Choose between SASL and certificate connection details

These connections are on a different port, but the host, CA and user credentials stay the same.