Randall Hauch created KAFKA-6525:
Summary: Connect should allow pluggable encryption for records
Issue Type: New Feature
Reporter: Randall Hauch
The Connect framework does not easily support pluggable encryption and
decryption mechanisms. It is possible to use custom Converters to
encrypt/decrypt individual keys and values when the encryption metadata (keys,
algorithm, etc.) can be specified in the Converter. or when the key and/or
value are _wrapped_ to include the metadata.
However, if the encryption metadata is to be stored as headers, then as of AK
1.1 Connect does have support for using headers in connectors and SMTs, but not
We should make it easier to plug encryption and decryption mechanisms into
Connect. Since we're moving to Java 8, one approach might be to change the
Converter interface to add a default methods that also supply the headers (and
maybe the whole record).
An alternative is to define a new plugin interface that can be used to
filter/transform/map the entire source and sink records. Here's we'd actually
call this for source connectors before the Converter, and for sink connectors
after the Converter is called.
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