Well, there are a lot of ways you could go with this, so it really depends a lot on what you're trying to do/test.  But here is a demo of how to use the Apicurio Registry with a java bean payload and auto-generated Avro schema:


That directory has a producer and consumer app.  It also has a Java bean called Greeting.  This particular example allows the producer app to auto-register the Avro schema (generated from the Java bean class) in the registry.  If you already have the Avro schema and you want to register it e.g. as part of "setUp()" then you can use the Apicurio Registry Rest Client for that.  An example of using the client can be found here:


That's a little bit more complicated that you'll need - just create the client and then do this:


Note that the Avro example I linked above uses a String as the key and the Java bean as the value.  Since you're using Java beans for both your config will need to be a little different.  Specifically you'll need to use AvroKafkaSerializer for both the key and value serializers, and you'll need to use a different REGISTRY_ARTIFACT_ID_STRATEGY_CONFIG_PARAM than the example (use TopicIdStrategy instead of SimpleTopicIdStrategy).

Hopefully that will get you started.

On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 3:14 AM Janez Bindas <janez.bindas@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Eric,

I still need help. I was able to start in test suit apicurio-registry-mem in testcontainer. But now I need configuration to bind embeded kafka with that container and register the generated schema. Do you have any suggestions for that?

Janez Bindas 

On 22 Sep 2020, at 18:19, Eric Wittmann <eric.wittmann@redhat.com> wrote:

My suggestion is to use the in-memory version of Apicurio Registry via docker:

If you combine that with TestContainers you should be able to start up the registry as part of your JUnit test setup and have it available for the test:

We don't currently have a version of the registry that is easily embeddable in a unit test (or other Java app) in any other way.


On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 11:24 AM Janez Bindas <janez.bindas@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,

I would like to test Kafka workflow with Apicurio registry. I wasn't able to registry the schema in memory. Can you tell me how to do it?

This is my test class:
public class KafkaTest {

private static final String TOPIC = "foobar";

private EmbeddedKafkaBroker embeddedKafkaBroker;

BlockingQueue<ConsumerRecord<FooBarKey, FooBarValue>> records;

KafkaMessageListenerContainer<FooBarKey, FooBarValue> container;

void setUp() {
Map<String, Object> configs = new HashMap<>(KafkaTestUtils.consumerProps("consumer", "false", embeddedKafkaBroker));
DefaultKafkaConsumerFactory<FooBarKey, FooBarValue> consumerFactory = new DefaultKafkaConsumerFactory<>(configs, new AvroKafkaDeserializer<>(), new AvroKafkaDeserializer<>());
ContainerProperties containerProperties = new ContainerProperties(TOPIC);
container = new KafkaMessageListenerContainer<>(consumerFactory, containerProperties);
records = new LinkedBlockingQueue<>();
container.setupMessageListener((MessageListener<FooBarKey, FooBarValue>) records::add);
ContainerTestUtils.waitForAssignment(container, embeddedKafkaBroker.getPartitionsPerTopic());


void tearDown() {

public void testKafka() throws InterruptedException {
Map<String, Object> configs = new HashMap<>(KafkaTestUtils.producerProps(embeddedKafkaBroker));
Producer<Object, Object> producer = new DefaultKafkaProducerFactory<>(configs, new AvroKafkaSerializer<>(), new AvroKafkaSerializer<>()).createProducer();

FooBarKey fooBarKey = new FooBarKey();

FooBarValue fooBarValue = new FooBarValue();

producer.send(new ProducerRecord<>(TOPIC, fooBarKey, fooBarValue));

ConsumerRecord<FooBarKey, FooBarValue> singleRecord = records.poll(100, TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS);


avro file for key:
"type" : "record",
"name" : "FooBarKey",
"namespace" : "com.umwerk.vbank",
"doc" : "FooBar KEY schema",
"fields" : [ {
"name" : "id",
"type" : "string",
"doc" : "FooBar Id",
"logicalType" : "uuid"
} ]
avro file for value:
"type" : "record",
"name" : "FooBarValue",
"namespace" : "com.umwerk.vbank",
"doc" : "FooBar VALUE schema",
"fields" : [ {
"name" : "foo",
"type" : "string",
"doc" : "Test foo property"
}, {
"name" : "bar",
"type" : "string",
"doc" : "Test bar property"
} ]

Regards, Janez Bindas

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