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Unable to download CDH repository

New Contributor

Since 1 Feb 2021 all free links are changed. it ask for credentials but I do not know what to enter.


As CDH 5 was free to use for students. So now how to download that free version software.



Since January 01 2021, CDH 5 and 6 are behind paywall. You can download CDP trial version.

New Contributor

I am not getting how to generate Credentials and licence key. Could you help me.


I there any paid subscription that  I have to pay for to get that.


I only want CDH, Hive, Impala Free versions for testing


Hi @kc251997 

Cloudera recently changed the download policy. Yes, you must have a valid subscription in order to download the software.


Please see the announcement here:

…where the sentence most pertinent to your question ("I only want CDH, Hive, Impala Free versions for testing") is as follows:

Effective January 31, 2021, all Cloudera software will require a valid subscription and only be accessible via the paywall. This includes all legacy versions for Cloudera Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH), Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), Data Flow (HDF/CDF), and Cloudera Data Science Workbench (CDSW).

Toward the end of that announcement, you will see a section titled Frequently Asked Questions which explains the credentials and how to properly obtain them if you don't have them already.



Bill Brooks, Community Moderator
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