Confluent event configuration tutorial

This article steps you through configuring the Confluent Cloud platform for streaming event delivery. The configuration process involves three things in Confluent Cloud:

  1. Confluent Cloud cluster — Confluent lets you create a managed cluster, where you create the topics through which you can receive data events.
  2. Confluent Cloud topic — A resource inside a cluster to which events are delivered.
  3. API key — A code used to identify and authenticate an application or user.

For this tutorial, you need:

Configure a cluster

  1. Log in to your Confluent Cloud account.
  2. In the sidebar, click the Environments tab.
Screen capture of the Environments tab.
  1. Click the Add Cluster button.
  1. Select a cluster type (choose Basic, Standard, or Dedicated).
Screen capture of the Create cluster screen.
  1. Select a cloud provider, region, and zones.

  2. Click Continue.

  3. If you choose the Dedicated cluster type, you must select the networking type Internet.

Screen capture of the Internet type selection.
  1. Click Continue.

  2. For encryption-key management, choose either Automatic or Self managed.

Screen capture of the Automatic selection.
  1. Click Continue.

  2. Finish the configuration and then click Launch cluster.

Screen capture of the Launch cluster button.

Add a topic

Create a topic in the cluster for events that will be produced and delivered by Pismo.

  1. In the sidebar, click Topics.
Screen capture of the sidebar with Topics selected.
  1. Create a topic and enter a topic name.
Screen capture of the New topic area.
  1. Click Create with defaults.

Create API key

  1. In the sidebar, click API Keys.
Screen capture of the sidebar with API Keys selected.
  1. Click the Add Key button.
Screen capture of the Add key button.
  1. Click Granular Access and then click Next.
Screen capture of the Create key screen.
  1. Click the Topic tab.
Screen capture of the Topic tab.
  1. Do the following:
    • In the Topic name field, enter the name of the topic you created.
    • In the Pattern type field, select LITERAL.
    • In the Operation field, select WRITE.
    • In the Permission field, select ALLOW.
    • Click Next.
  2. Download and take note of the API Key and Secret.
  3. Contact your Pismo representative to provide:
    • Topic name
    • API key (for example, E2ERBNBA7OUI6FMA)
    • API secret (for example, I5RV95UHc1kpkV4BMjWWsoJ+WtBoUDLvhseqKuvw8/cvge2uEoVy4lJkNcqt4I6w)
    • Bootstrap server (for example,
      Pismo uses this info to set up event delivery to the cluster you have created.