Apache Camel: Get properties from within a Processor

Getting properties from within a Processor needs interaction with the exchange object. This can be accomplished by the following code:

public static class MyProccessor implements Processor {

    public void process(Exchange exchange) throws Exception {
        String prop = exchange

Tested on Apache Camel K Runtime 1.16.0, Apache Camel 3.19.0, Minikube v1.29.0 and WSL2 Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS

Kerberos and Java – a test application

Every now and then I get an assignment that includes an application that should use Kerberos authentication for access to a resource of some sort. One of the first things I like to try out is to use the program below to see that I have got the correct credentials and that the resource is up and running. Because I rarely work with this I thought it would be best to put the code and instructions here:

1. First we create a krb5.conf file with the settings for the domain in question. There are a few ways to do this but I usually use the following way:

>kinit <user name> #Creates an entry in the auth table for that user
>klist #Displays all entrys in auth table.
Credentials cache: C:\Users\niklas\krb5cc_niklas

Default principal: niklas@MYDOMAIN.SE, 1 entry found.

[1]  Service Principal:  krbtgt/MYDOMAIN.SE@MYDOMAIN.SE
     Valid starting:     Jun 09,  2023 10:12:50
     Expires:            Jun 09,  2023 20:12:50

We can here see the domain to use: MYDOMAIN.SE. This will be used in the [realms] section of the krb5.conf file

Now we need the DNS/IP for a KDC to put in the [libdefaults] section

>nslookup -type=srv _kerberos._tcp.MYDOMAIN.SE

Server:  dns1.mydomain.se

_kerberos._tcp.MYDOMAIN.SE      SRV service location:
          priority       = 0
          weight         = 100
          port           = 88
          svr hostname   = kdc0093.mydomain.se
_kerberos._tcp.MYDOMAIN.SE      SRV service location:
          priority       = 0
          weight         = 100
          port           = 88
          svr hostname   = kdc0094.mydomain.se
_kerberos._tcp.MYDOMAIN.SE      SRV service location:
          priority       = 0
          weight         = 100
          port           = 88
          svr hostname   = kdc0099.mydomain.se

Here we can pick one and fill the krb5.conf file like below:

    default_realm = MYDOMAIN.SE

        kdc = kdc0093.mydomain.se

After this we also need a login.conf with some settings needed for the demo program
2. Login.conf

com.sun.security.jgss.krb5.initiate {
  com.sun.security.auth.module.Krb5LoginModule required
  doNotPrompt=false useTicketCache=true;

3. Now it is time for the program

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.Authenticator;
import java.net.PasswordAuthentication;
import java.net.URL;

public class RunHttpKerberos {

    static final String kuser = "admin"; // Username
    static final String kpass = "admin"; // Password
    static final String kurl = "https://resource.mydomain.se/data"

    static class MyAuthenticator extends Authenticator {
        public PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
            return (new PasswordAuthentication(kuser, kpass.toCharArray()));

    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        Authenticator.setDefault(new MyAuthenticator());
        URL url = new URL(kurl);
        InputStream ins = url.openConnection().getInputStream();
        BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(ins));
        String str;
        while((str = reader.readLine()) != null)

4. Compile and run the program with the following arguments


For DEBUG logging slap on a “-Dsun.security.krb5.debug=true”

If auth works you should see the resource printed in console

Tested om Java 1.8.0_352 and Windows 10

Camel-K and IntelliJ syntax highlighting

Apache Camel-K integrations does not use a pom or Gradle script for dependencies which leads to poor syntax highlighting in IDEA IntelliJ. To fix that shortcoming (pretty sure the guys at JetBrains will fix this in the future) we can add a project wide dependency of io.quarkus.camel.core from Maven Central
1. Open “Project Structure…” (File menu)
2. Choose “Libraries”
3. Click the plus sign and choose “From Maven…”
4. Search for: “camel-core” and pick the version of io.quarkus.camel.core you want

5. Tick the “Download to” and choose preferred location
6. After all downloads are done your project should have the correct syntax highlighting for you Camel-K project

Tested om Windows 10, IntelliJ 2023.1.2 and io.quarkus.camel.core 0.13.3