Kafka Authentication Node

A simple authentication node that allows you to record authentication events to a Kafka topic.

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Kafka Authentication Node
A simple authentication node for the ForgeRock Identity Platform. This node allows you to record authentication events to a Kafka topic.



Copy the kafka-auth-tree-node-6.5.0-jar-with-dependencies.jar file from the ../target directory into the ../web-container/webapps/openam/WEB-INF/lib directory where AM is deployed. Restart the web container to pick up the new node. The node will then appear in the authentication trees components palette.


The node requires you provide it a Kafka broker and topic, and a configurable event to record (such as a failed or successful login)

To Build

The code in this repository has binary dependencies that live in the ForgeRock maven repository. Maven can be configured to authenticate to this repository by following the following ForgeRock Knowledge Base Article.

Edit the necessary KafkaProducerNode.java as appropriate. To rebuild, run "mvn clean install" in the directory containing the pom.xml

To Do

  • Producer: Add option to output as JSON.
  • Producer: Allow any shared state variable to be sent to the Kafka topic.
  • Producer: Enable Mutual TLS authentication to the Kafka broker.
  • Consumer: Investigate implementation methods for a Kafka Consumer Node.


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