Posted On: Mar 22, 2021

Customers using the AWS IoT Core Apache Kafka action to connect their IoT applications to Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) clusters can now use usernames and passwords to authenticate their rules. The Apache Kafka action for AWS IoT Core evaluates inbound messages and delivers them to your Amazon MSK or self managed Apache Kafka cluster.

Using a username and password stored in AWS Secrets Manager, you can now authenticate with Amazon MSK and benefit from using Secrets Manager to reduce the overhead of cluster authentication. To learn more about setting up username and password authentication on Amazon MSK, visit the username/password authentication documentation page.

The Apache Kafka action with Amazon MSK username and password authentication is available in all AWS regions where AWS IoT Core is present. Visit the Apache Kafka action page to learn more about this feature. For more information about AWS IoT Core, visit the product page.