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Can Cloudera authenticate via Active Directory on Windows 2013?

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I did not find a specific note about compatibility and support.

The closest thing was under "Integrating MIT Kerberos and Active Directory", which addresses only Windows 2008, 2012 and 2016:

"..Get and verify the list of encryption types set with this command:

On Microsoft Windows 2008, 2012, or 2016:.."


Bottom line - Can we use Active Directory on Windows 2013, or is there a compatibility matrix?

(The organization prefers not to use a local KDC with a cross-realm trust)




Expert Contributor

Hi @EranK,

can you please double-check the Windows Server version with your Active Directory team?

The releases of Windows Server include 2012 and 2012 RC2 but not 2013.


Hence, you might be using Windows Server 2012 (or 2012 RC2) which fits to the referenced documentation page.


While I can not provide you with a support matrix, from personal experience I know that a Windows Server 2012 KDC does work together with Cloudera. However, pay close attention to the chosen encryption types to choose ones that are supported / activated in your specific Active Directory.