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Create new hive user

Explorer

I want to create new user for hive. When I installed hive using Ambari I created default hive user but want to create one more user. I know it has to be through HDFS but can some one give me exact commands to run and where should I create that. All hive documentation doesn't give me that option.

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By itself any HDFS user can use Hive.

If you do not have kerberos:

1) Just add the user to Linux with useradd ( or add to your ldap )

2) create user home directory

as user hdfs do

hadoop fs -mkdir /home/myuser

hadoop fs-chown myuser /home/myuser

And that's it you should now be able to run queries as that user.

Now there is a second part for secure clusters

If you have kerberos:

1) Add user to your KDC

2) kinit as the user

3) run hive

Using hiveserver2 with beeline or jdbc driver:

Depends on which security you have configured for hiveserver2

- None, just specify myuser as user ( -n myuser )

- PAM uses Linux so give -n myuser -p myuserlinuxpassword

- LDAP uses an LDAP server lets assume its the same as your linux user

- kerberos needs a kinit and specify the principal in the jdbc url

Finally your user needs access to the tables:

No authorization

- make sure the tables you want to read are readable by that user or enable doAs=false

Ranger

- Add access to the table in Ranger portal

SQLStdAuth

- Grant access to the table using GRANT command

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By itself any HDFS user can use Hive.

If you do not have kerberos:

1) Just add the user to Linux with useradd ( or add to your ldap )

2) create user home directory

as user hdfs do

hadoop fs -mkdir /home/myuser

hadoop fs-chown myuser /home/myuser

And that's it you should now be able to run queries as that user.

Now there is a second part for secure clusters

If you have kerberos:

1) Add user to your KDC

2) kinit as the user

3) run hive

Using hiveserver2 with beeline or jdbc driver:

Depends on which security you have configured for hiveserver2

- None, just specify myuser as user ( -n myuser )

- PAM uses Linux so give -n myuser -p myuserlinuxpassword

- LDAP uses an LDAP server lets assume its the same as your linux user

- kerberos needs a kinit and specify the principal in the jdbc url

Finally your user needs access to the tables:

No authorization

- make sure the tables you want to read are readable by that user or enable doAs=false

Ranger

- Add access to the table in Ranger portal

SQLStdAuth

- Grant access to the table using GRANT command

View solution in original post

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@Benjamin Leonhardi

if I use SQL Authentication using this method, how should I assign passwords to users? For using in DB connection for instance...

Will Hive consider OS level user passwords? If so, should I set a password also for 'hive' user? Does it affect other operations?

Explorer

@bleonhardi, How can I connect to Hive with a UNIX/HDFS user?

Let's say I have a user named "newuser". I tried the following, but apparently I am doing something wrong.

% su - newuser
% beeline
beeline> !connect -n newuser -p jdbc:mysql://my.host.com/hive