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Detailed documentation on the Pulsar pubsub component

Component format

To setup Apache Pulsar pubsub create a component of type pubsub.pulsar. See this guide on how to create and apply a pubsub configuration. For more information on Apache Pulsar read the docs

kind: Component
  name: pulsar-pubsub
  namespace: default
  type: pubsub.pulsar
  version: v1
  - name: host
    value: "localhost:6650"
  - name: enableTLS
    value: "false"
  - name: token
    value: "eyJrZXlJZCI6InB1bHNhci1wajU0cXd3ZHB6NGIiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzd"

Spec metadata fields

Field Required Details Example
host Y Address of the Pulsar broker. Default is "localhost:6650" "localhost:6650" OR ""
enableTLS N Enable TLS. Default: "false" "true", "false"
token N Enable Authentication. How to create pulsar token

Delay queue

When invoking the Pulsar pub/sub, it’s possible to provide an optional delay queue by using the metadata query parameters in the request url.

These optional parameter names are metadata.deliverAt or metadata.deliverAfter:

  • deliverAt: Delay message to deliver at a specified time (RFC3339 format), e.g. "2021-09-01T10:00:00Z"
  • deliverAfter: Delay message to deliver after a specified amount of time, e.g."4h5m3s"


curl -X POST http://localhost:3500/v1.0/publish/myPulsar/myTopic?metadata.deliverAt='2021-09-01T10:00:00Z' \
  -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
  -d '{
        "data": {
          "message": "Hi"


curl -X POST http://localhost:3500/v1.0/publish/myPulsar/myTopic?metadata.deliverAfter='4h5m3s' \
  -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
  -d '{
        "data": {
          "message": "Hi"

Create a Pulsar instance

docker run -it \
  -p 6650:6650 \
  -p 8080:8080 \
  --mount source=pulsardata,target=/pulsar/data \
  --mount source=pulsarconf,target=/pulsar/conf \
  apachepulsar/pulsar:2.5.1 \
  bin/pulsar standalone

Refer to the following Helm chart Documentation.

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