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What is the purpose of using the "Set Visibility" button from Ranger's Users/Groups ?

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What is the purpose of using the "Set Visibility" button from Ranger's Users/Groups ?

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I'm using HDP 2.6.4 with Apache Ranger 0.7.0.

I'm just wondering about Set Visibility button's function from Ranger.

When I set the value to Visible or Hidden of Visibility Type,

then how can I check the result of that value?

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Re: What is the purpose of using the "Set Visibility" button from Ranger's Users/Groups ?

Hi @Peter Kim

This feature was introduced by:

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/RANGER-244

The motivation behind it is:

During LDAP/AD sync, the entire company users and groups are imported into our database. Most of the users might not be using Hadoop. So customer wants to selectively hide users and groups, so that it doesn't show up in the drop down list when creating policies.

What happens with users/groups mark as hidden?

Hidden users will not be listed in the autocomplete popup during policy creation.

You can read more about it from jira link I shared above.

HTH

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Re: What is the purpose of using the "Set Visibility" button from Ranger's Users/Groups ?

Hi @Peter Kim

This feature was introduced by:

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/RANGER-244

The motivation behind it is:

During LDAP/AD sync, the entire company users and groups are imported into our database. Most of the users might not be using Hadoop. So customer wants to selectively hide users and groups, so that it doesn't show up in the drop down list when creating policies.

What happens with users/groups mark as hidden?

Hidden users will not be listed in the autocomplete popup during policy creation.

You can read more about it from jira link I shared above.

HTH

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Re: What is the purpose of using the "Set Visibility" button from Ranger's Users/Groups ?

New Contributor

Thanks, I checked that information.

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