Working on the version 1.5 of Kouncil, we focused on improving the application security and added the possibility of safely connecting with Kafka brokers.
We discuss both issues in more detail below.
When you open the 1.5 version of Kouncil, you will see a completely new start screen with a login function. We have prepared 4 authentication methods:
- In-Memory (with a predefined administrative user),
- Active Directory,
- SSO (based on GitHub).
Login screen for In-Memory, Active Directory and LDAP authentication
Login screen for SSO authentication
With this new feature, you can connect to Kouncil brokers secured by the SASL authentication mechanism. All you need to do is enter your broker login details when configuring your Kafka cluster in Kouncil, and Kouncil will authenticate when you attempt to connect.
These changes make working with Kouncil even more secure.
To explore the full range of Kouncil’s capabilities, download the application from our GitHub.Translation by Justyna Wiatrzyk-Guzik