It is possible to configure Jet Enterprise to use TLS for all member to member and member to client communications. Once TLS is enabled on a member, all other members in the same cluster and all clients connecting to the cluster must also have TLS enabled.
To configure TLS, you need a server certificate and a matching private key and do the necessary configuration on the member side.
To enable TLS on the member, you need to make the following changes
hazelcast: network: ssl: enabled: true factory-class-name: com.hazelcast.nio.ssl.BasicSSLContextFactory properties: protocol: TLS keyStore: <path to keystore> keyStorePassword: <keystore password> keyStoreType: JKS
And a similar config needs to be set for the client:
hazelcast-client: network: ssl: enabled: true factory-class-name: com.hazelcast.nio.ssl.BasicSSLContextFactory properties: protocol: TLS trustStore: <path to trust store> trustStorePassword: <path to trust store> trustStoreType: JKS
When a client connects to a node, the node can authenticate the client by using mutual authentication. In this mode, the client also has to present a certificate to the member upon connection. This requires some additional configuration.
On the node, these additional properties must be set under the
# Following properties are only needed when the mutual authentication is used. mutualAuthentication: REQUIRED trustStore: <path to trust store> trustStorePassword: changeit trustStoreType: JKS
On the client, these additional properties must be set under the
# Following properties are only needed when the mutual authentication is used. keyStore: /opt/hazelcast-client.keystore keyStorePassword: keystorePassword123 keyStoreType: JKS mutualAuthentication: REQUIRED
TLS Impact on Performance
TLS can have some effect on performance when running jobs, as all node to node communications need to be encrypted. During an aggregation or another partitioned operation in a job, large amounts of data might be transferred from one node to another.
Jet makes use of several techniques that reduce the need for data to be transferred across the nodes, however this is sometimes unavoidable. When using Java SSL, the performance impact can be between 5-30% depending on how much network is utilized. When using OpenSSL, we measured the impact to be minimal regardless of the amount of network traffic. Detailed benchmarks are available upon request.
By default Jet uses the Java implementation of SSL. For better performance, it is also possible to use Jet with OpenSSL instead. For configuring OpenSSL we recommend going through the guide in Hazelcast 4.0.1 Reference Manual.
Remote Hazelcast Sources and Sinks
You can configure TLS for remote Hazelcast sources and sinks by passing a ClientConfig with TLS enabled. Jet will create a new client for the remote cluster, and will use the connection options configured in the config.
ClientConfig config = new ClientConfig(); SSLConfig sslConfig = new SSLConfig() .setEnabled(true) .setFactoryClassName(..) .setProperties(..); config.getNetworkConfig().setSSLConfig(sslConfig); Pipeline p = Pipeline.create(); p.readFrom(Sources.map("map_name", config)) ...