Configuration

The CEX loads configuration data from a file (typically backed by a Kubernetes config map). If the service is unable to retrieve the configuration data, it will not start. Refer to the configuration for details.

Service configuration structure

The recommended configuration format is YAML. The below sections describe the officially supported configuration options that influence various aspects of the service functionality. The service may support options other than the ones listed below, but those are not a part of the public API and may be changed or deleted at any time.

General service configuration

CEX uses a standard Spring Boot server.port property to configure the port to expose the REST API at.

The service-specific configuration properties are located under kaa.cex.

server:
  port: <unsigned short integer>  # Server port used to expose the REST API at

kaa:
  cex:
    commands:
      command-retention-ttl-hours: <integer> # Command resource time to live in hours

Kaa applications

Many Kaa services can be configured for different behavior depending on the application version of the endpoint the processed data relates to. This is called appversion-specific behavior and is handled in service configurations under kaa.applications. Alternatively, the application-specific configuration can be sourced from Kaa Tekton. See the Tekton configuration section to find out how to configure such integration.

Despite CEX currently does not support any appversion-specific configurations, it uses the application and appversion names to validate the API calls and protocols data.

kaa:
  applications:
    <application 1 name>:                 # Kaa application name
      versions:
        <application 1 version 1 name>:   # Kaa application version name

Tekton

CEX supports integration with Kaa Tekton for centralized application configuration management. The below configuration options set up the integration interface.

kaa:
  tekton:
    enabled: <boolean>    # Enables Tekton integration. False by default. Also can be set with the KAA_TEKTON_ENABLED environment variable.
    url: <string>         # URL of the Tekton service. "http://tekton" by default. Also can be set with the KAA_TEKTON_URL environment variable.
  scmp.consumer:
    provider.service-instance.name: <string>  # Service instance name of the Tekton service. "tekton" by default. Also can be set with the KAA_SCMP_CONSUMER_PROVIDER_SERVICE_INSTANCE_NAME environment variable. 

Communication service interface

kaa:
  cex:
    communication-service:
      service-instance:
        name: <string>      # Name of the communication service to use

PostgreSQL

CEX uses Postgres for the command store. The implementation is based on Spring Data with PostgreSQL DB. Refer to the corresponding documentation for the list of supported configuration options.

NATS

The below parameters configure CEX’s connection to NATS.

NOTE For security, reasons NATS username and password are sourced from the environment variables.

nats:
  urls: <comma separated list of URL>  # NATS connection URLs

Authentication, authorization, and multi-tenancy

CEX’s REST API security is implemented according to OAuth2 protocol with a UMA profile.

Authentication and authorization is handled within the scope of a given Kaa tenant. Each tenant has a separate OAuth 2.0 issuer, managed by [the Kaa Tenant Manager][Tenant Manager]. When multi-tenancy is disabled, all authentication and authorization is conducted in the default system tenant (“kaa”).

CEX security is controlled with the following configuration options (for security reasons it is advised to set these via environment variables).

kaa:
  security:
    enabled: <boolean>       # Enables authentication and authorization. False by default.
    issuer: <string>         # OAuth 2.0 issuer URL for the system tenant ("kaa").
    client-id: <string>      # Client ID for making requests in the system tenant scope.
    client-secret: <string>  # Client secret for making requests in the system tenant scope.

    multitenancy:
      enabled: <boolean>    # Enables multitenancy via integration with the Kaa Tenant Manager. Only effective when kaa.security.enabled is set to true. False by default.
      tenant-manager:
        url: <string>       # URL of the Kaa Tenant Manager that provides security configurations for tenants. "http://tenant-manager" by default.

Management

CEX monitoring and management implementation is based on the Spring Boot Actuator. Refer to the corresponding documentation for the list of supported configuration options.

Logging

By default, CEX uses Spring Boot logging configuration with logback for logging. Refer to the corresponding documentation for the list of supported configuration options.

Built-in configuration profiles

For your convenience, CEX comes with a default built-in configuration profile.

Built-in profiles are optimized for a Kubernetes-based production deployment. They do not define any Kaa applications—you have to configure them for a specific Kaa-based solution.

Default

server:
  port: 80

kaa:
  cex:
    communication-service:
      service-instance:
        name: kpc
    commands:
      command-retention-ttl-hours: 720 # 30 days

nats:
  urls: nats://nats:4222

spring:
  datasource:
    url: ${POSTGRES_URL}
    username: ${POSTGRES_USER}
    password: ${POSTGRES_PASSWORD}

management:
  server:
    port: 8080
  endpoint:
    health:
      enabled: true
      show-details: always
      status:
        http-mapping:
          UNKNOWN: 503
    shutdown:
      enabled: true
    metrics:
      enabled: false
    prometheus:
      enabled: false
  metrics:
    export:
      prometheus:
        enabled: false
  endpoints:
    web:
      base-path: /
      exposure:
        include: info,health,metrics