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shell action in oozie


shell action in oozie

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I am trying to execute a shell script from oozie. The script is used to download a file from a remote server using scp command.


The shell script looks like this:



sudo -u test scp userName@ServerIP:pathToFileONRemoteServer/export_all_products.csv /home/test


Now, I am using sudo - u test because password less ssh has been enabled for test user only. I came across error messages that suggested disabling tty and that's what I did for test user. 


However, Now I get:


sudo: no tty present and no askpass program specified
Failing Oozie Launcher, Main class [org.apache.oozie.action.hadoop.ShellMain], exit code [1]


Why is that and how do we fix this? I am using hue and can't seem to enable password less ssh for hue user as it isn't a shell user and isn't a folder under with username under home directory. 


Is there a way around this?


Re: shell action in oozie

Master Guru
Could you show us your sudo configuration? Does it declare NOPASSWD for all commands?

Also, since you're using a shell script, keep in mind that it would run in a YARN container and may therefore execute as either the 'yarn' user (in un-secure environments) or the job submitting user (in secure environments). The sudo command would therefore be executed as that user.
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