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Ranger Group permissions from LDAP - not working in Hive

Expert Contributor


We use HDP 2.3 with Ranger 0.5 for managing HIVE permissions. (not for HDFS. Just hive). Ranger (usersync) is configured to use Active Directory and it syncs the users & groups from AD without any issues. In Ranger >>> Settings >>> Users/Groups we see each user and it's corresponding Active Directory groups. When granting authorizations to users for hive access - it works perfect ! However - when using groups (which is way more efficient to manage) it just doesn't work. Permission is always denied. It seems using groups just doesn't work - only users. Again - the sync works and i'm able to see the each users' groups in Ranger - but when i use groups instead of users for hive permissions - it does nothing.


Any ideas why ?

Thanks in advance !

Adi J.


New Contributor

In my case I had to restart HiveServer2 services on nodes after I had connected the hosts to the domain (using sssd service).