Internal or LDAP authentication

When the cluster has internal or LDAP authentication enabled, you should configure the username and password settings for the Kafka Connector.

When the cluster has internal or LDAP authentication enabled, configure the user name and password settings for DataStax Apache Kafka Connector. A login role for the connector with access to the mapped tables is also required.


Select the type of authentication provider configured for the DataStax cluster.
  • None - No authentication.
  • PLAIN - Internal or LDAP authentication.
  • GSSAPI - Supports SASL authentication to DSE clusters using the GSSAPI mechanism (Kerberos authentication)
    Note: When using the GSSAPI, the Kafka Connect process requires that the Kerberos configuration file (krb5.conf) location is provided in the system property at startup. See Using the DataStax Apache Kafka Connector with Kerberos.

Default: None

DSE login role name or LDAP username.Astra database username.
Note: When authorization is enabled, the DataStax connector login role must have a minimum of modify privileges on tables receiving data from the DataStax Apache Kafka® Connector.
Login role or LDAP password.Astra database password for the specified username.