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Currently there is no Atlas hook for HBase, HDFS, or Kafka. For these components, you must manually create entities in Atlas. You can then associate tags with these entities and control access using Ranger tag-based policies.

  1. On the Atlas web UI Search page, click the create new entity link at the top of the page.

  2. On the Create Entity pop-up, select an entity type.

  3. Enter the required information for the new entity. Click All to display both required and non-required information. Click Create to create the new entity.

  4. The entity is created and returned in search results for the applicable entity type. You can now associate tags with the new entity and control access to the entity with Ranger tag-based policies.

The above example illustrates manually creating an entity for HDFS_PATH only. This can be extended to KAFKA and HBASE entities.


The problem with HDFS path entities in Atlas, is that you can make multiple entities on the same path. And you can tag them differently. So potentially you can make a big mess.

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To allow creation and edit of any other types (including your custom ones) add this property to conf/ file:


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