SASL — authentication and data security framework used in Internet protocols.

PLAIN — simple mechanism for passing passwords in a clear text.

To enable authentication SASL PLAIN with ADCM, do the following:

  1. Initiate PLAIN enable for the selected cluster. To do this, select Enable PLAIN in Actions green arrow of the cluster.

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    Enabling PLAIN on an ADS cluster
  2. In the window that opens, set the password for the kafka user and click Run.

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    Running Enable PLAIN
  3. Wait for PLAIN activation to complete. Analyze and correct errors if they occur.

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    PLAIN activation process
SASL PLAIN authentication after running Enable PLAIN in a Kafka service is done according to Use SASL PLAIN in Kafka.
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