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Permission denied: user=root, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:dr

when i use hdfs comands it display errors:

 

hadoop fs -mkdir /user/,,myfile,, or   "hadoop fs -put myfile.txt /user/,,/,,"  

hadoop will display"Permission denied: user=root, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:dr,,,"and so on,why?who can help me?

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Re: Permission denied: user=root, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:dr

Hey,

The /user/ directory is owned by "hdfs" with 755 permissions. As a result only hdfs can write to that directory. Unlike unix/linux, hdfs is the superuser and not root. So you would need to do this:

sudo -u hdfs hadoop fs -mkdir /user/,,myfile,,
sudo -u hdfs hadoop fs -put myfile.txt /user/,,/,,

If you want to create a home directory for root so you can store files in his directory, do:

sudo -u hdfs hadoop fs -mkdir /user/root
sudo -u hdfs hadoop fs -chown root /user/root

Then as root you can do "hadoop fs -put file /user/root/".

Hope this helps.

Chris
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Re: Permission denied: user=root, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:dr

I had this issue too in Dev during our automated oozie sharelib creation process--which was essentially doing this:

oozie-setup sharelib create -fs hdfs://devhost:8020 -locallib /usr/lib/oozie/oozie-sharelib-yarn.tar.gz

 

The error I was seeing was:

org.apache.hadoop.security.AccessControlException: Permission denied: user=oozie, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:drwxr-xr-x

 

It wasn't exactly clear to me at first as it seemed like a permissions error given the error above.

 

For me it was solved by changing the address that the service was listening on in /etc/hadoop/conf/core-sitse.xml. Mine was previously listening on "localhost:8020." (127.0.0.1)

 

So to be clear my fix was this:

<configuration>
<property>
<name>fs.defaultFS</name>
<value>hdfs://0.0.0.0:8020</value>
</property>

 

&& then bounce the service with hadoop-hdfs-namenode restart
optional: validate with netstat -tupln | grep '8020' 

 

Hope this helps someone else out.

-cmcc

 

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Re: Permission denied: user=root, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:dr

A quick update to this thread to advise of a new Community Knowledge Article on this subject.

How to resolve "Permission denied" errors in CDH

Cy Jervis, Community Manager


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Registered: ‎06-21-2016

Re: Permission denied: user=root, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:dr


In cloudera manager, go to hdfs configuration under advanced and put the following code in HDFS Service Configuration Safety Valve:

<property>
<name>dfs.permissions</name>
<value>false</value>
</property>

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Registered: ‎05-05-2017

Re: Permission denied: user=root, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:dr

thank u so much!!!!

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Registered: ‎06-01-2017

Re: Permission denied: user=root, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:dr

to be specific "HDFS Service Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for hdfs-site.xml"
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Registered: ‎09-24-2017

Re: Permission denied: user=root, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:dr

Still cant copy files to the folder under user.

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Registered: ‎05-16-2016

Re: Permission denied: user=root, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:dr

@Pandeyg2106 could you let us know the error and the user you are firing 

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Registered: ‎11-16-2017

Re: Permission denied: user=root, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:dr

This is the solution.
export HADOOP_USER_NAME=hdfs
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