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Using Client Authentication with Kafka

Hands-On Lab

 

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Will Boyd

DevOps Team Lead in Content

Length

00:30:00

Difficulty

Intermediate

If you want to expose your Kafka brokers so that external clients can communicate with them, it is important to make sure that your implementation is secure. In some situations, this means implementing client authentication. In this lab, you will have the opportunity to work hands-on with one of the client authentication methods available in Kafka: client certificates. You will implement authentication with client certificates in an existing cluster, and then authenticate as a client to verify that your implementation works. This will give you hands-on experience with the process of securing a Kafka cluster.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.