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Optional secured communication between ClickHouse and Zookeeper


This page is not applicable to ClickHouse Cloud. The procedure documented here is automated in ClickHouse Cloud services.

You should specify ssl.keyStore.location, ssl.keyStore.password and ssl.trustStore.location, ssl.trustStore.password for communication with ClickHouse client over SSL. These options are available from Zookeeper version 3.5.2.

You can add zookeeper.crt to trusted certificates.

sudo cp zookeeper.crt /usr/local/share/ca-certificates/zookeeper.crt
sudo update-ca-certificates

Client section in config.xml will look like:


Add Zookeeper to ClickHouse config with some cluster and macros:


Start clickhouse-server. In logs you should see:

<Trace> ZooKeeper: initialized, hosts: secure://localhost:2281

Prefix secure:// indicates that connection is secured by SSL.

To ensure traffic is encrypted run tcpdump on secured port:

tcpdump -i any dst port 2281 -nnXS

And query in clickhouse-client:

SELECT * FROM system.zookeeper WHERE path = '/';

On unencrypted connection you will see in tcpdump output something like this:


On encrypted connection you should not see this.