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Apache Kafka Series - Kafka Security | SSL SASL Kerberos ACL

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Hands-On Course - Kafka Security Setup in AWS with SSL Encryption & Authentication, SASL Kerberos, ACL in Zookeeper

What you'll learn:
  • Setup and use SSL encryption in Kafka
  • Setup and use SSL authentication in Kafka
  • Setup and use SASL Kerberos authentication in Kafka
  • Create and use ACLs in Kafka
  • Configure Kafka Clients to make them work with security
  • Configure Zookeeper Security

If you've struggled setting up Kafka Security, or can't make sense of the documentation, this course is for you

First of all, an insecure cluster is a big problem:

  • anyone can read / write to any topic, and this can lead to bad data or data leak

  • you don't know who is connected to your cluster

  • data isn't encrypted in flight and could be intercepted by hackers

In this course, you'll learn Kafka Security, with Encryption (SSL), Authentication (SSL &SASL), and Authorization (ACL).

Over 1800 students and 160 reviews later, we're convinced this course can save you a lot of time.


Kafka Security is important for the following reasons:

Encryption (SSL) for Apache Kafka

> Ensure data is securely transported from machine to machine
> Prevent MIDM(man-in-the-middle attacks) on your Kafka Cluster
> No more PLAINTEXT data going around in your network

Authentication (SSL&SASL) for Apache Kafka

> Ensure only clients with credentials can access your clusters
> Give each of your clients a user-id, therefore enabling the possibility of controlling their access using ACL

Authorization (ACL) for Apache Kafka

> Ensure the clients can only read / write topics based on administrator rules
> Ensure clients cannot create / delete topics
>Provide the audit team the guarantee that the cluster is secure


Stephane Maarek is one ofthe instructor of this course. He is an Apache Kafka Expert, and the author of the highly-rated Apache Kafka Series on Udemy, having taught already to 40000+ students and received 12000+ reviews. He shares all his Apache Kafka knowledge on the platform, taking the time to explain every concept and provide students with both theoretical and practical dimensions. He will be taking the lead on all the theory lectures

GerdKoenig is one ofthe instructor of this course. He is an Apache Kafka Expert, and has done countless of production deployments and security setup at many of his clients. He will be taking the leads on all the Hands-On Lecture.

Hands On &TheoryBased Course

Note:This course only deals with SSL for encryption &Authentication and SASLKerberos, not other mechanisms. It alsodoes provide an overview to enable security in a multi-broker setup, but that last part is left for the student to investigate and practice.

This course is the first and only available Kafka Security Courseon the web. Get it now to become an ApacheKafka expert!

Section outline:

  1. Course Introduction:Let's learn why we need Security in Apache Kafka

  2. Kafka Setup:Quickly setup Kafka inAWS EC2 and test it, as a pre-requisite to setting up security on it

  3. SSL Encryption in Kafka:Setup a Certificate Authority and create certificates for your Kafka broker and Kafka client

  4. SSL Authentication inKafka:Learn how to force clients to authenticate using SSLto connect to your Kafka Cluster

  5. SASLAuthentication - Kerberos GSSAPIinKafka:Setup Kerberos on an EC2 machine and create credentials for Kafka and Clients.

  6. Authorization in Kafka:Learn how to enforce ACLs in Kafka and use the CLIto authorize clients.

  7. Zookeeper Security:Learn how to secure Zookeeper using Kerberos

This Course Also Comes With:

  • Lifetime Access to All Apache Kafka courseFutureUpdates

  • A responsive instructor in the Q&ASection

  • Links to interesting articles, and lots of good code to base your next applications onto

  • Udemy Certificate of Completion Ready for Download

  • A30 Day "No Questions Asked" Money Back Guarantee!

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More and moreApache Kafka clusters are being secured or want to be secured. Get all the necessary knowledge with this Apache Kafka Series course! The job market will definitely need people like you

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Taught by

Stephane Maarek | AWS Certified Solutions Architect & Developer Associate and Gerd Koenig

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