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asyncio client for Kafka forked from aio-libs/aiokafka This project will be removed in the future when aio-libs/aiokafka will fix commit issue


AIOKafkaProducer is a high-level, asynchronous message producer.

Example of AIOKafkaProducer usage:

from aiokafka import AIOKafkaProducer
import asyncio

async def send_one():
    producer = AIOKafkaProducer(bootstrap_servers='localhost:9092')
    # Get cluster layout and initial topic/partition leadership information
    await producer.start()
        # Produce message
        await producer.send_and_wait("my_topic", b"Super message")
        # Wait for all pending messages to be delivered or expire.
        await producer.stop()


AIOKafkaConsumer is a high-level, asynchronous message consumer. It interacts with the assigned Kafka Group Coordinator node to allow multiple consumers to load balance consumption of topics (requires kafka >=

Example of AIOKafkaConsumer usage:

from aiokafka import AIOKafkaConsumer
import asyncio

async def consume():
    consumer = AIOKafkaConsumer(
        'my_topic', 'my_other_topic',
    # Get cluster layout and join group `my-group`
    await consumer.start()
        # Consume messages
        async for msg in consumer:
            print("consumed: ", msg.topic, msg.partition, msg.offset,
                  msg.key, msg.value, msg.timestamp)
        # Will leave consumer group; perform autocommit if enabled.
        await consumer.stop()

Running tests

Docker is required to run tests. See for installation notes. Also note, that lz4 compression libraries for python will require python-dev package, or python source header files for compilation on Linux. NOTE: You will also need a valid java installation. It’s required for the keytool utility, used to generate ssh keys for some tests.

Setting up tests requirements (assuming you’re within virtualenv on ubuntu 14.04+):

sudo apt-get install -y libsnappy-dev libzstd-dev
make setup

Running tests with coverage:

make cov

To run tests with a specific version of Kafka (default one is 1.0.2) use KAFKA_VERSION variable:


Test running cheatsheat:

  • make test FLAGS="-l -x --ff" - run until 1 failure, rerun failed tests first. Great for cleaning up a lot of errors, say after a big refactor.

  • make test FLAGS="-k consumer" - run only the consumer tests.

  • make test FLAGS="-m 'not ssl'" - run tests excluding ssl.

  • make test FLAGS="--no-pull" - do not try to pull new docker image before test run.


0.7.2 (2021-09-02)


  • Fix CancelledError handling in sender (issue #710)

  • Fix exception for weakref use after object deletion (issue #755)

  • Fix consumer’s start() method hanging after being idle for more than max_poll_interval_ms (issue #764)

Improved Documentation:

  • Add SASL_PLAINTEXT and SASL_SSL to valid values of security protocol attribute (pr #768 by @pawelrubin)

0.7.1 (2021-06-04)


  • Allow group coordinator to close when all brokers are unavailable (issue #659 and pr #660 by @dkilgore90)

  • Exclude .so from source distribution to fix usage of sdist tarball (issue #681 and pr #684 by ods)

  • Add dataclasses backport package to dependencies for Python 3.6 (pr #690 by @ods)

  • Fix initialization without running loop (issue #689 and pr #690 by @ods)

  • Fix consumer fetcher for python3.9 (pr #672 by @dutradda)

  • Make sure generation and member id are correct after (re)joining group. (issue #727 and pr #747 by @vangheem)


  • Add deprecation warning when loop argument to AIOKafkaConsumer and AIOKafkaProducer is passed. It’s scheduled for removal in 0.8.0 as a preparation step towards upcoming Python 3.10 (pr #699 by @ods)

Improved Documentation:

  • Update docs and examples to not use deprecated practices like passing loop explicitly (pr #693 by @ods)

  • Add docstring for Kafka header support in Producer.send() (issue #566 and pr #650 by @andreportela)

0.7.0 (2020-10-28)

New features:

  • Add support for Python 3.8 and 3.9. (issue #569, pr #669 and #676 by @ods)

  • Drop support for Python 3.5. (pr #667 by @ods)

  • Add OAUTHBEARER as a new sasl_mechanism. (issue #618 and pr #630 by @oulydna)


  • Fix memory leak in kafka consumer when consumer is in idle state not consuming any message. (issue #628 and pr #629 by @iamsinghrajat)

0.6.0 (2020-05-15)

New features:

  • Add async context manager support for both Producer and Consumer. (pr #613 and #494 by @nimish)

  • Upgrade to kafka-python version 2.0.0 and set it as non-strict parameter. (issue #590 by @yumendy and #558 by @originalgremlin)

  • Make loop argument optional (issue #544)

  • SCRAM-SHA-256 and SCRAM-SHA-512 support for SASL authentication (issue #571 and pr #588 by @SukiCZ)

  • Added headers param to AIOKafkaProducer.send_and_wait (pr #553 by @megabotan)

  • Add consumer.last_poll_timestamp(partition) which gives the ms timestamp of the last update of highwater and lso. (issue #523 and pr #526 by @aure-olli)

  • Change all code base to async-await (pr #522)

  • Minor: added PR and ISSUE templates to GitHub


  • Ignore debug package generation on bdist_rpm command. (issue #599 by @gabriel-tincu)

  • UnknownMemberId was raised to the user instead of retrying on auto commit. (issue #611)

  • Fix issue with messages not being read after subscriptions change with group_id=None. (issue #536)

  • Handle RequestTimedOutError in coordinator._do_commit_offsets() method to explicitly mark coordinator as dead. (issue #584 and pr #585 by @FedirAlifirenko)

  • Added handling asyncio.TimeoutError on metadata request to broker and metadata update. (issue #576 and pr #577 by @MichalMazurek)

  • Too many reqs on kafka not available (issue #496 by @lud4ik)

  • Consumer.seek_to_committed now returns mapping of committed offsets (pr #531 by @ask)

  • Message Accumulator: add_message being recursive eventually overflows (pr #530 by @ask)

Improved Documentation:

  • Clarify auto_offset_reset usage. (pr 601 by @dargor)

  • Fix spelling errors in comments and documentation using codespell (pr #567 by mauritsvdvijgh)

  • Delete old benchmark file (issue #546 by @jeffwidman)

  • Fix a few typos in docs (pr #573 and pr #563 by @ultrabug)

  • Fix typos, spelling, grammar, etc (pr #545 and pr #547 by @jeffwidman)

  • Fix typo in docs (pr #541 by @pablogamboa)

  • Fix documentation for benchmark (pr #537 by @abhishekray07)

  • Better logging for bad CRC (pr #529 by @ask)

0.5.2 (2019-03-10)


  • Fix ConnectionError breaking metadata sync background task (issue #517 and #512)

  • Fix event_waiter reference before assignment (pr #504 by @romantolkachyov)

  • Bump version of kafka-python

0.5.1 (2019-03-10)

New features:

  • Add SASL support with both SASL plain and SASL GGSAPI. Support also includes Broker v0.9.0, but you will need to explicitly pass api_version="0.9". (Big thanks to @cyrbil and @jsurloppe for working on this)

  • Added support for max_poll_interval_ms and rebalance_timeout_ms settings ( issue #67)

  • Added pause/resume API for AIOKafkaConsumer. (issue #304)

  • Added header support to both AIOKafkaConsumer and AIOKafkaProducer for brokers v0.11 and above. (issue #462)


  • Made sure to not request metadata for all topics if broker version is passed explicitly and is 0.10 and above. (issue #440, thanks to @ulrikjohansson)

  • Make sure heartbeat task will close if group is reset. (issue #372)

0.5.0 (2018-12-28)

New features:

  • Add full support for V2 format messages with a Cython extension. Those are used for Kafka >=

  • Added support for transactional producing (issue #182)

  • Added support for idempotent producing with enable_idempotence parameter

  • Added support for fetch_max_bytes in AIOKafkaConsumer. This can help limit the amount of data transferred in a single roundtrip to broker, which is essential for consumers with large amount of partitions


  • Fix issue with connections not propagating serialization errors

  • Fix issue with group=None resetting offsets on every metadata update (issue #441)

  • Fix issue with messages not delivered in order when Leader changes (issue #228)

  • Fixed version parsing of api_version parameter. Before it ignored the parameter

0.4.3 (2018-11-01)


  • Fixed memory issue introduced as a result of a bug in asyncio.shield and not cancelling coroutine after usage. (see issue #444 and #436)

0.4.2 (2018-09-12)


  • Added error propagation from coordinator to main consumer. Before consumer just stopped with error logged. (issue #294)

  • Fix manual partition assignment, broken in 0.4.0 (issue #394)

  • Fixed RecursionError in MessageAccumulator.add_message (issue #409)

  • Update kafka-python to latest 1.4.3 and added support for Python3.7

  • Dropped support for Python3.3 and Python3.4


  • Added Kafka 1.0.2 broker for CI test runner

  • Refactored travis CI build pipeline

0.4.1 (2018-05-13)

  • Fix issue when offset commit error reports wrong partition in log (issue #353)

  • Add ResourceWarning when Producer, Consumer or Connections are not closed properly (issue #295)

  • Fix Subscription None in GroupCoordinator._do_group_rejoin (issue #306)

0.4.0 (2018-01-30)

Major changes:

  • Full refactor of the internals of AIOKafkaConsumer. Needed to avoid several race conditions in code (PR #286, fixes #258, #264 and #261)

  • Rewrote Records parsing protocol to allow implementation of newer protocol versions later

  • Added C extension for Records parsing protocol, boosting the speed of produce/consume routines significantly

  • Added an experimental batch producer API for unique cases, where user wants to control batching himself (by @shargan)

Minor changes:

  • Add timestamp field to produced message’s metadata. This is needed to find LOG_APPEND_TIME configured timestamps.

  • and similar API’s now raise proper ValueError’s on validation failure instead of AssertionError.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix connections_max_idle_ms option, as earlier it was only applied to bootstrap socket. (PR #299)

  • Fix consumer.stop() side effect of logging an exception ConsumerStoppedError (issue #263)

  • Problem with Producer not able to recover from broker failure (issue #267)

  • Traceback containing duplicate entries due to exception sharing (PR #247 by @Artimi)

  • Concurrent record consumption rasing InvalidStateError(‘Exception is not set.’) (PR #249 by @aerkert)

  • Don’t fail GroupCoordinator._on_join_prepare() if commit_offset() throws exception (PR #230 by @shargan)

  • Send session_timeout_ms to GroupCoordinator constructor (PR #229 by @shargan)

Big thanks to:

  • @shargan for Producer speed enhancements and the batch produce API proposal/implementation.

  • @vineet-rh and other contributors for constant feedback on Consumer problems, leading to the refactor mentioned above.

0.3.1 (2017-09-19)

  • Added AIOKafkaProducer.flush() method. (PR #209 by @vineet-rh)

  • Fixed a bug with uvloop involving float(“inf”) for timeout. (PR #210 by


  • Changed test runner to allow running tests on OSX. (PR #213 by @shargan)

0.3.0 (2017-08-17)

  • Moved all public structures and errors to aiokafka namespace. You will no longer need to import from kafka namespace.

  • Changed ConsumerRebalanceListener to support either function or coroutine for on_partitions_assigned and on_partitions_revoked callbacks. (PR #190 by @ask)

  • Added support for offsets_for_times, beginning_offsets, end_offsets API’s. (issue #164)

  • Coordinator requests are now sent using a separate socket. Fixes slow commit issue. (issuer #137, issue #128)

  • Added seek_to_end, seek_to_beginning API’s. (issue #154)

  • Updated documentation to provide more useful usage guide on both Consumer and Producer interface.

0.2.3 (2017-07-23)

  • Fixed retry problem in Producer, when buffer is not reset to 0 offset. Thanks to @ngavrysh for the fix in Tubular/aiokafka fork. (issue #184)

  • Fixed how Producer handles retries on Leader node failure. It just did not work before… Thanks to @blugowski for the help in locating the problem. (issue #176, issue #173)

  • Fixed degrade in v0.2.2 on Consumer with no group_id. (issue #166)

0.2.2 (2017-04-17)

  • Reconnect after KafkaTimeoutException. (PR #149 by @Artimi)

  • Fixed compacted topic handling. It could skip messages if those were compacted (issue #71)

  • Fixed old issue with new topics not adding to subscription on pattern (issue #46)

  • Another fix for Consumer race condition on JoinGroup. This forces Leader to wait for new metadata before assigning partitions. (issue #118)

  • Changed metadata listener in Coordinator to avoid 2 rejoins in a rare condition (issue #108)

  • getmany will not return 0 results until we hit timeout. (issue #117)

Big thanks to @Artimi for pointing out several of those issues.

0.2.1 (2017-02-19)

  • Add a check to wait topic autocreation in Consumer, instead of raising UnknownTopicOrPartitionError (PR #92 by fabregas)

  • Consumer now stops consumption after consumer.stop() call. Any new get* calls will result in ConsumerStoppedError (PR #81)

  • Added exclude_internal_topics option for Consumer (PR #111)

  • Better support for pattern subscription when used with group_id (part of PR #111)

  • Fix for Consumer subscribe and JoinGroup race condition (issue #88). Coordinator will now notice subscription changes during rebalance and will join group again. (PR #106)

  • Changed logging messages according to KAFKA-3318. Now INFO level should be less messy and more informative. (PR #110)

  • Add support for connections_max_idle_ms config (PR #113)

0.2.0 (2016-12-18)

  • Added SSL support. (PR #81 by Drizzt1991)

  • Fixed UnknownTopicOrPartitionError error on first message for autocreated topic (PR #96 by fabregas)

  • Fixed next_record recursion (PR #94 by fabregas)

  • Fixed Heartbeat fail if no consumers (PR #92 by fabregas)

  • Added docs addressing kafka-python and aiokafka differences (PR #70 by Drizzt1991)

  • Added max_poll_records option for Consumer (PR #72 by Drizzt1991)

  • Fix kafka-python typos in docs (PR #69 by jeffwidman)

  • Topics and partitions are now randomized on each Fetch request (PR #66 by Drizzt1991)

0.1.4 (2016-11-07)

  • Bumped kafka-python version to 1.3.1 and Kafka to

  • Fixed auto version detection, to correctly handle version

  • Updated Fetch and Produce requests to use v2 with v0.10.0 message format on brokers. This allows a timestamp to be associated with messages.

  • Changed lz4 compression framing, as it was changed due to KIP-57 in new message format.

  • Minor refactorings

Big thanks to @fabregas for the hard work on this release (PR #60)

0.1.3 (2016-10-18)

  • Fixed bug with infinite loop on heartbeats with autocommit=True. #44

  • Bumped kafka-python to version 1.1.1

  • Fixed docker test runner with multiple interfaces

  • Minor documentation fixes

0.1.2 (2016-04-30)

  • Added Python3.5 usage example to docs

  • Don’t raise retriable exceptions in 3.5’s async for iterator

  • Fix Cancellation issue with producer’s send_and_wait method

0.1.1 (2016-04-15)

  • Fix packaging issues. Removed unneeded files from package.

0.1.0 (2016-04-15)

Initial release

Added full support for Kafka 9.0. Older Kafka versions are not tested.

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