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Cannot create user directory after kerberos


Cannot create user directory after kerberos

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Hi everyone,,,


I just enable Kerberos on my test cluster, however after enabling kerberos, I am not able to create /user/test directory anymore due to permission error.


hadoop fs -mkdir /user/test
mkdir: Permission denied: user=admin, access=WRITE, inode="/user":hdfs:supergroup:drwxr-xr-x


Anyway to fix it?




Re: Cannot create user directory after kerberos


You can login as hdfs user and create one . To do that so . 


1. Log in to the host where Namenode / datanode runining . 

2. Get in to the /var/run/cloudera-scm-agent process directory . 

3. Find a process directory that is namenode / datanode 

4 . Once you get into the directory find the hdfs.keytab file . 

5 . Do an Kinit using hdfs.keytab - then you will become an hdfs user and can create folders  


Let me know if this is suffice. 

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