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Cloudera Manager user password encryption scheme

I'm currently working on automating our cloudera clusters with Chef. One of the things I've done is write a custom resource to manage users. I have a problem though: my resource is executed each time Chef runs, because I have no way currently to check with the Manager API if the password I want to set is the current one.

 

I can work around that though: by looking up the current password hash in the database.

 

Does anyone know how those hashes are computed?

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