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Fuse with Kerberos

New Contributor

I am testing out Fuse on CDH 5.5.6, OEL7 with Kerberos authentication. I was able to install Fuse and mount to my cluster fine. I kinit so I am authenticated, and  I can navigate within HDFS (via the Linux mount point I created) and copy files from HDFS to my local using standard Linux 'cd', 'ls' and 'cp'. But I can't seem to create files on HDFS, any attemp to 'cp' or 'touch' a file in a directory that my Kerberos user has permissions on fails with 'permission denied'.


I notice when viewing file ownership (using 'ls -l) via the Linux mount point to HDFS cluster, that everything shows as owner and group = nobody. When I view the same using 'hdfs dfs -ls', owner is my Kerberos principal user.


What is the problem? Does Fuse not work completely with Kerberos?


Rising Star

Would you be able to run fuse connector in debug mode?



hadoop-fuse-dfs dfs:// /tmp/mount3/ -odebug


It will then print logs in console, and it might shed some light why that failed. Let me know if you see something fishy.

New Contributor

You could try py-hdfs-mount which supports Kerberos authentication: