WSO2 Complex Event Processor is succeeded by WSO2 Stream Processor. To view the latest documentation for WSO2 SP, see WSO2 Stream Processor Documentation.
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The Apache Kafka event receiver reads the tail of a given file and inputs that to the WSO2 product engine. This feature is donated by Andres Gomez Ferrer . For more information, go to Apache Kafka documentation.


Set up the below prerequisites to start configuring an Apache Kafka event receiver.

  1. Download Apache Kafka server
  2. Configure WSO2 CEP by adding relevant jars to support Kafka transport.
  3. Start the Apache Kafka server. For more information, see Apache Kafka documentation.

Creating an Kafka  event receiver 

For instructions on creating an Apache Kafka event receiver, see Configuring Event Receivers.

Configuring adapter properties

Specify the Adapter Properties , when creating an Apache Kafka  event receiver using the management console as shown below.

Apache Kafka input event adapter

After entering the above adapter properties, select the  Event Stream  to which you want to map the incoming events, and the  Message Format  which you want to apply on the receiving events. Also, click  Advanced  to define custom input mappings based on the  Message Format  you selected. For more information on custom input mapping types, see  Input Mapping Types .

You can also define the respective adapter properties of the event receiver based on the transport type within the  <from>  element of the event receiver configuration in the <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/deployment/server/eventreceivers/ directory as follows.

<eventReceiver name="KafkaInputEventAdpater" statistics="disable" trace="disable" xmlns="">
    <from eventAdapterType="kafka">
        <property name="topic">test_topic</property>
        <property name="zookeeper.connect"></property>
        <property name="threads">4</property>
        <property name="optional.configuration"></property>
        <property name="">groupid</property>
        <property name="">false</property>

The above adapter properties are described below.

Adapter Property
Configuration file propertyExample

Server Zookeeper IP

IP address of the Zookeeper Server


Group ID Kafka

Kafka consumer group id which uniquely identifies a set of consumers within the same consumer group


Number of consumer threads

Optional Configuration Properties

Valid property and value pairs to denote optional configuration properties for Apache Kafka. (E.g. "property1: value1, property2: value2")

For more information on Kafka properties, go to Apache Kafka Documentation.
Topic Kafka Name of the Kafka topic to which, input messages are published
Is events duplicated in cluster In a cluster whether the same event can reach two receiver nodes

Related samples

For more information on kafka event receiver type, see the following sample.

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