Posted On: May 16, 2022

AWS Glue can now connect to Apache Kafka using additional client authentication mechanisms. AWS Glue now supports SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) using either SCRAM (Salted Challenge Response Authentication Mechanism) or GSSAPI (Kerberos).

AWS Glue supports data streams including Amazon Kinesis and Apache Kafka, applies complex transformations in-flight and loads it into a target data store for Analytics and Machine Learning. With this feature, you can now stream data from Apache Kafka producers that use SASL (SCRAM and GSSAPI) for client authentication. You can choose from these client authentication mechanisms when creating a Kafka connection in AWS Glue Studio or in AWS Console. To learn more about this feature, refer to our documentation.

This feature is available in the same AWS Regions where AWS Glue is available.