The Cassandra Connection Manager contains the following three pages to connect to your Apache Cassandra server.

  • General
  • SSL 
  • Advanced

General Page

The General page of the Cassandra Connection Manager allows you configure server addresses and credentials for authentication.

Cassandra Connection Manager - General Page

Host(s)

Add and remove hosts using the 'Add Host' and 'Remove Host' buttons. 

Port

The Port to your Cassandra server.

Authentication Mode

The type of authentication used to access your Cassandra deployment.

Username

The username to use for authentication.

Password

The password to use for authentication.

SSL Page

The SSL page allows you to configure TLS\SSL related settings.

Cassandra Connection Manager - SSL Page

Use SSL

Specifies if SSL is enabled. By default SSL is disabled.

Server Certificate

This allows you to specify what server certificates to trust. There are three modes:

  • Accept All Server Certificates
  • Use CA File
  • Accept server certificates trusted by the operating system

The second option (Use CA File) allows you to specify the Client Authority and will validate server certificates against that.

Client Certificate

Provide the path and passphrase to the client certificate to use for authentication.

Allow Invalid Hostnames

Enable only for development/testing purposes. Production Cassandra deployments should not require this option.

Advanced Page

This page contains all possible settings for a Cassandra connection. The description for a selected property will be at the bottom of this page. For more details visit the Cassandra Documentation.

Cassandra Connection Manager - Advanced Page