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System Requirements

Conduktor Proxy is provided as a Docker image. This can either be deployed in a single container or a number of proxies can be deployed behind a load balancer.

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Hardware Requirements


  • 4 CPU cores
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 5 GB of disk space


  • 4+ CPU cores
  • 16+ GB of RAM
  • 10+ GB of disk space

Kafka Requirements

Conduktor Proxy requires Apache Kafka version 2.5.0 or higher. Conduktor Proxy should connect to Kafka as an admin user. As a minimum this user should have rights to:

  • Create/Delete/ALter topics
  • Commit offsets
  • Create/alter/delete consumer groups
  • Describe cluster information

Running the proxy

Example: Starting Conduktor Proxy with a single node Kafka deployment

 docker run \
-e KAFKA_BOOTSTRAP_SERVERS=localhost:9092 \

For more complex deployments see environment variables

Connecting to secured Kafka

Conduktor Proxy connects to Kafka just like any other client. Any extra configurations (encryption/authentication etc.) can be provided via environment variable using the KAFKA_ prefix. Security configurations can be provided using this scheme. For example:




for more infomation on this see environment variables