Aiven customers cannot connect directly with Zookeeper, as we do not allow access to Zookeeper itself in Aiven for Apache Kafka managed services. Zookeeper is used both by Kafka and by Aiven management software to coordinate work within the cluster, so access must be restricted to guarantee stability.

For many of the configuration settings that are stored in Zookeeper, you can instead set them in the Advanced configuration section on the Overview page for your service.

As the Apache Kafka project is working towards replacing Zookeeper in upcoming releases, Aiven does not currently have any plans to allow access to Zookeeper in the future.

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