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Permissions of Folders in the sentry.hdfs.integration.path.prefixes list

When I set a folder path in the sentry.hdfs.integration.path.prefixes list (hdfs configuration) does Sentry automatically set the permissions of all parent folders with execute permission so that a user can be allowed to access data in a child folder? For example, if I put /data/level1/level2 in the sentry.hdfs.integration.path, am I required to manually set +x permissions in /data and /data/level1 for my group or user I want to allow access to data in /data/level1/level2? The documentation seems to imply Sentry manages all permissions of folders in the sentry.hdfs.integration.path list but I don't know if that applies to just the lowest level in the path or all levels in the path? Can someone help clarify this for me?

 

Thanks, Tim

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Re: Permissions of Folders in the sentry.hdfs.integration.path.prefixes list

To be more specific, in our case /data is in the sentry.hdfs.integration.path.prefixes list, and our data is in /data/level1/level2. Is it necessary or even allowed to change permissions of /data or /data/level1? 

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