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Python Impyla package kerberos user conflict

Python Impyla package kerberos user conflict




I am noticing kerberos user conflict when using Python Impyla package.


I am authenticated with a kerberos user. lets name the kerberos username as 'test'. After running kinit command for 'test' user, I verified the krb ticket cache (klist). 

After this, I executed a python script having impyla package. This script makes a connection to hive and runs a hive insert query. During the insert operation I get following error.



impala.error.HiveServer2Error: Error while compiling statement: FAILED: RuntimeException Cannot create staging directory '<hdfs-path>': Permission denied: user=hive, access=WRITE, inode="<hdfs-path>":test:test:drwxr-xr-x



The hdfs path/directory is owned by the kerberos user 'test'. In kerberos ticket cache, the default principal is 'test' user principal. But, in the error, it says Permission Denied: user is 'hive'.


Why/How 'hive' user is coming into picture when my default principal is 'test' user principal ? 

Any advice ? 


This is not the case when I ran the same insert query in hive shell. It runs with test user principal and inserts the records into hdfs path without any issue.


Thank you

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