@Ryan Spring As part of Kafka Security work, we shipped Kerberos security in old consumer api's for Kafka. This is not part of Apache Kafka and hence Apache Storm's storm-kafka (old implementation) which uses old consumer API won't be able to talk to secure Apache Kafka. This is only possible with HDP Kafka as we support old Kafka client API connecting Kerberos Kafka. So if you make dependency from the hortonworks artifacts you'll get this functionality.
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