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Unable to to start Kafka broker service and zookeeper

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Here is the error log I seen in /var/log/zookeeper/zookeeper.log. Does anybody encounter this error before? much appreciated your help. thanks. Could not configure server because SASL configuration did not allow the ZooKeeper server to authenticate itself properly: No password provided

at org.apache.zookeeper.server.ServerCnxnFactory.configureSaslLogin(

at org.apache.zookeeper.server.NIOServerCnxnFactory.configure(

at org.apache.zookeeper.server.quorum.QuorumPeerMain.runFromConfig(

at org.apache.zookeeper.server.quorum.QuorumPeerMain.initializeAndRun(

at org.apache.zookeeper.server.quorum.QuorumPeerMain.main(



@Yas Ethio

There are a couple of information that you should have provided to help members help you resolve your problem.

  • Is your cluster kerberized?
  • What is the HDP version?
  • How many nodes in the Cluster HA or not?
  • How many zk's in your cluster?

This looks a Kerberos issue but unless you confirm the above,it will be hypothetical to respond