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Anonymous user requests to access on Hive HDFS files

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Hi all, I installed Hive on HDP 2.5. I configured Ranger to allow access to the HDFS path for only hive user. In Audit Ranger, there is an Anonymous user who wants to use /tmp/hive on HDFS. What is the purpose of this Anonymous user ? Thank you for your advice.

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@Smart Data

This link talks about anonymous user: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/Hive/Setting+Up+HiveServer2. Like @mqureshi stated, if the value for hive.server2.authentication is set to NONE then you'd see the anonymous user come into play.

Also, since you are using ranger, I'd guess that the whole point is to ensure that you have more fine grained control i.e., for each user so impersonation should also be enabled.

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/tmp/hive is used for intermediate data by hive.

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@Smart Data

What is the value of hive.server2.authentication in hive-site.xml? Default is NONE. Assuming this is none, and you don't specify a username, driver will default to using "anonymous" as the username.

Contributor

Thank you for your reply. Indeed, the value is NONE.

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@Smart Data

This link talks about anonymous user: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/Hive/Setting+Up+HiveServer2. Like @mqureshi stated, if the value for hive.server2.authentication is set to NONE then you'd see the anonymous user come into play.

Also, since you are using ranger, I'd guess that the whole point is to ensure that you have more fine grained control i.e., for each user so impersonation should also be enabled.

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Contributor

Thank you for your reply. I will try LDAP mode...