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Changing Ranger UI password causing Namenode issues

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Changing Ranger UI password causes Namenode to stop because it seems that the password needs to be updated in HDFS plugin within HDFS config. However, I am not sure which config needs to be updated in HDFS plugin. Please advise.

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If you have changed ranger admin password in Ranger UI, that needs to be updated in Ambari as well. Please update admin_password under Advanced ranger-env section.

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Vel, thanks for the answer. Just because Neeraj has the screen snapshots (which will make it clearer for the next guys), I will select his answer as correct but I know you are the source for his answer too 🙂

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Hello Neeraj, I tried changing the ranger admin password to "admin" in Ambari UI - Ranger - Config - Advanced Ranger Env.
However not able to access Ranger UI. Can you please advice if this password has to be changed any other place.
Thank you.

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@vperiasamy@hortonworks.com Can you explain what is "Ranger Admin user's password for Ambari"? I thought it was the password for admin user on ambari, but I tried to change it with new ambari admin's password and it breaks hdfs and hive services as well. I updated only "admin_password" with new Ranger admin password like Neeraj's screenshot and it worked.

Thank you.

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@Guilherme Braccialli - For managing ranger repo's from within Ambari, an admin user is created the first time (default name is amb_ranger_admin - see Advanced ranger-env section). The field you are referring to is the password for this particular user.

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Hi,

Could you please let me know where is this amb_ranger_admin user name is stored? (Ambari/Ranger databases)?