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To use the Kafka inbound endpoint, download and install Apache Kafka. Let's call this directory <KAFKA_HOME>. 


The recommended version of Kafka for the Kafka inbound endpoint is kafka_2.12-1.0.0.

Download the Kafka inbound connector from WSO2 Store and copy it to <ESB_HOME>/repository/components/dropins.

To configure the Kafka inbound endpoint, copy the following client libraries from the <KAFKA_HOME>/lib directory to the <ESB_HOME>/repository/components/lib directory.


Sample configuration

Given below is a sample Kafka configuration that can consume messages using the specified topic or topics: