Apache Kafka Series – Kafka Security | SSL SASL Kerberos ACL – Udemy

(10 customer reviews)




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 of the 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

Gerd Koenig is one of the 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 & Theory Based Course

Note: This course only deals with SSL for encryption & Authentication and SASL Kerberos, not other mechanisms. It also does 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 Course on the web. Get it now to become an Apache Kafka expert!

Section outline:

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

  2. Kafka Setup: Quickly setup Kafka in AWS 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 in Kafka: Learn how to force clients to authenticate using SSL to connect to your Kafka Cluster

  5. SASL Authentication – Kerberos GSSAPI in Kafka: 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 CLI to authorize clients. 

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

This Course Also Comes With:

  • Lifetime Access to All Apache Kafka course Future Updates

  • A responsive instructor in the Q&A Section

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

  • Udemy Certificate of Completion Ready for Download

  • A 30 Day “No Questions Asked” Money Back Guarantee!

Learn Kafka Security Now!

More and more Apache 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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Who this course is for:

  • Administrators who want to start setting up Kafka Security
  • Developers who want to learn which security settings to use in their programs
  • Solution Architects who want to learn how Kafka Security works

Course content

  • Course Introduction
  • Code Download & Setup
  • Kafka Setup
  • SSL Encryption in Kafka
  • SSL Authentication in Kafka
  • SASL Authentication – Kerberos / GSSAPI in Kafka
  • Authorization in Kafka
  • Zookeeper Security
  • Next Steps

10 reviews for Apache Kafka Series – Kafka Security | SSL SASL Kerberos ACL – Udemy

  1. Donny Phan

    Super practical. Lessons are catered towards anyone looking to find work in this industry. It felt very comprehensive and gave me a broad understanding of the programming spectrum

  2. Madhav raj Verma

    Thanks for your great effort. i am fully satisfied with this course the way you teach and your explanation are very clear ,The content you provide in your course no one can do this at this price.

  3. Sachin Gupta

    I really didn’t want to leave a low rating as Angela is a great teacher. The 1st half of this course was terrific. The 2nd half was terrible. Under the justification of “teaching students how to figure things out on their own”, pretty much all videos and all explanations were dropped. You were just told what to do, given links to documentation and told to figure it out on your own. I understand doing that to some degree, but to revert to that entirely for nearly half the content barely makes this a course. It’s just a list of things for you to learn, then you’re left on your own to learn them. The 2nd half was so bad, especially the data science component, that I didn’t bother finishing the course.

  4. Vincent Beaudet

    Amazing 40 days course.
    Angela is a great teacher.
    The other 60 days are all about web developement, interacting with web pages, on your own with little to no explanations. I did not expect that at all. I wanted to learn more about software and scripting.
    This left me disappointed , confused and i started to doubt myself. Not a fun experience after the amount of effort i’v put in this course.

    Exercices format and explanations for the first 40 days were worth it tho.

  5. Ben K

    Not just an introduction to python, but really helps you learn fundamental aspects of python and coding in general. Some parts may require some knowledge on the subject (data science comes to mind) and there is quite some web development in the course. So, a few areas were not completely to my liking (I would have liked to see it done differently), but this course deserves the 5 stars in my opinion.

  6. Omid Alikhel

    I found the method a bit difficult when a code is written and then changed back to something different, with no enough explanation of how something happened and where it came from or a step by step explanation of why something is happening, i have no doubt in the instructors talent, but we are beginners!

  7. Alica Cverdeľová

    I love this course, Angela explained it very easily and clearly from the beginning, but I loved her 1 minute final videos, which ended later: What a pity.
    BUT I felt a little disappointed now with the project Day 39/40. Where I was maximally lost, I could not come out of where to look for anything and it was poorly explained and the biggest mistake was that there were no videos with explanations, I think it was quite a complicated project where many things were used and no explanation, only the final results. And they carried a few things in the projects before, so I had her project run once and it showed her the mistake as well as me, so in that case you have to leave it at that and what else is a shame. It’s hard to do a project when you don’t see what’s going on there.
    I’m a little worried about the next few weeks, and I hope it won’t be a waste of time.

  8. Szymon Kozak

    I think that the course tutor is really good in giving right information to learn at the right time. Thanks to this fact, my understanding of coding in python after 29 days of learning is above my expectations.

  9. Begoña Ruiz Diaz

    Ha sido la mejor elección que podría haber hecho.

  10. Vaibhav Sachdeva

    I want to thank Angela for making such an amazing course. It really helped me explore more things with python.

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