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Does a Knox user need to be in hdsf?

Explorer

I am still trying to wrap my head around all the different components of hdfs, hadoop, etc. My understanding is that Knox can serve as a proxy user for someone to give him access to a Kerberos secured cluster. Currently I am using Knox synced with LDAP. Does that user need to have a directory in hdfs?

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Guru

Hello @Raffi Abberbock ,

If an LDAP user is coming in via Knox, the user need not have a directory in HDFS. Instead, the LDAP user needs to have permision to access the HDFS objects.

Thanks.

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Guru

Hello @Raffi Abberbock ,

If an LDAP user is coming in via Knox, the user need not have a directory in HDFS. Instead, the LDAP user needs to have permision to access the HDFS objects.

Thanks.

Explorer

@Vipin Rathor Thanks for the answer! The authorization to services such as hive and hbase can be done through Ranger?

Guru

Yes, authorization can be done through Ranger.

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