Select Kafka / Kafka Bridge from the app selector:
The default user is
admin with password
Enter your License Key
The first login to the app requires entering a license key. If you don’t have one yet, you can purchase it right here:
A wizard will guide you through the initial setup on the first login. You can activate the wizard for reconfiguration anytime later from the toolbar.
Create a Topic Bridge
A bridge is created between the topics of a source and a target broker. This can be the same brokers or different. It can be local or cloud-based brokers. This example bridges topic
topic1 of the same broker in Confluent Cloud (note, the access credentials have been deleted in the meantime):
You first define a unique bridge name that is used in dashboards.
The source broker properties are the properties to configure a Kafka Consumer. You can just copy it from Confluent Cloud (Clients / New Java Client) or fine-tune it as you like.
You can specify single or multiple topics. For multiple topics use a comma to separate them.
Since we use the same Confluent Cloud broker, just use the same connection properties to configure the Kafka Producer or fine-tune it according to your needs.
Specify the target topic name. Only a single topic is allowed here.
You can also overwrite the record key of the messages with a static value (here:
noneto keep the record key of the received messages.
You can create more bridges by clicking the + button:
Here is an example to collect messages from
topic3 from Confluent Cloud and send them to the topic
collected of a local Kafka broker:
Remove a Topic Bridge
to remove a topic bridge.
Start the App
After finishing your setup, you can start the app by pressing START APP:
It displays the Total Throughput dashboard and you might already see your bridges in action:
Starting and Stopping the App
The app is started after the initial configuration. This can be seen at this button in the toolbar which displays green:
Press it to stop the app:
To start it, press it again.
To change your configuration, press this button:
It launches the wizard and you can apply your changes. Then press UPDATE APP:
It restarts the app with the new settings.
Change your Password
You can change your password here:
You are being logged out after a change and have to login again.