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Perquisites to install Knox and Ranger

Super Guru

What are the requirements or dependencies to install Knox and Ranger?

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Super Guru

Unlike Ranger, Knox does not have many dependencies on external systems. Beyond having an HDP cluster, the only other dependency is to have an LDAP server that will be used for authentication (and optionally for group membership). Knox even ships with a "demo LDAP" server that can be used for testing purposes.

It may also be preferable to have an SSL infrastructure (internal CA, or a way to distribute certificates to clients) or to use CA-signed certificates. This is relevant for clients connecting to Knox as well as SSL-secured systems to which Knox connects (LDAP server & REST endpoints).

Recent versions of Knox include a variety of checks available through the CLI to verify your topology: http://docs.hortonworks.com/HDPDocuments/HDP2/HDP-2.4.0/bk_Knox_Gateway_Admin_Guide/content/ch12.htm...

Explorer

Hi, I'm from Hortonworks Tech Docs, and we already have a bug in process to address the prerequisites for Knox and Ranger (as well as others). I'll respond to this thread when the bug is resolved and the information is available in our documentation. Thanks for your interest.

Explorer

@plevinson Dowe have solution to bug?