I've just launched a fresh kafka instance, but was unable to reproduce the issue by run this command:
/opt/bitnami/kafka/bin/kafka-topics.sh --create --zookeeper localhost:2181 --replication-factor 1 --partitions 1 --topic test
/opt/bitnami/kafka/conf/kafka_jaas.conf was not empty. Please note that the image runs some configuration steps during the first boot, and some time may be required for this file to be created.
We have a Support Tool that will gather relevant information for us to debug the issue. Could you please download and execute it on your instance by following the steps described in the guide below?
How to Run the Bitnami Support Tool
Please note that you need to paste the code outputted by the tool in your reply.