Added support for the SCRAM-SHA-512 authentication mechanism.
Added the cluster_name configuration parameter.
The authentication.user and authentication.password configuration fields are now marked as
referenceable, which means they can be securely stored as
in a vault. References must follow a specific format.
Kong Gateway 2.7.x
Starting with Kong Gateway 184.108.40.206, if keyring encryption is enabled,
the config.authentication.user and config.authentication.password parameter
values will be encrypted.
There’s a bug in Kong Gateway that prevents keyring encryption
from working on deeply nested fields, so the encrypted=true setting does not
currently have any effect in this plugin.
Kong Gateway 2.6.x
The Kafka Log plugin now supports TLS, mTLS, and SASL auth.
SASL auth includes support for PLAIN, SCRAM-SHA-256, and delegation tokens.