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username autofills in search fields

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username autofills in search fields

Does anyone know why the "database/table filter" and the "search saved documents" fields automatically populate with my username every time the page is reloaded? It takes me 3 button clicks to get rid of it every time just to be able to browse databases and tables, making my work incredibly frustrating.

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Re: username autofills in search fields

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@zoltanx_intel,

Yes, if you log in using other people's account and it still fills with your username, that sounds like browser issue. Have you asked your colleague to try on their browser instead and see the behaviour? Or have you tried to use Opera or FF?

Cheers
Eric

Re: username autofills in search fields

Hi @AnthonyMz,

 

I raised a ticket, only to receive a prompt response, kind and helpful moreover. Tl;dr: it's a known problem, and it is resolved in CM to 6.3.0 - although if you don't mind putting your password in manually every time, you can just remove the autocomplete from this site and continue using the older version of CM. Below is the response from Cloudera:

 

"Hi Zoltan,

Thanks for contacting Cloudera. My name is Ela and I'm happy to assist you with this case.

As per the case comments, I understand that the user name is automatically added to the table search in HUE web UI.

Please be informed that this issue mainly occurs when the customers saved their passwords in their chrome browsers and hence they are getting the USER NAME in the search box when they logged in with HUE.

This issue is a known bug in chrome browser, so I am linking this case to the existing JIRA CDH-78170 and this was fixed permanently in the newer CM version 6.3.0.

CDH-78170 - Chrome password autofill will populate username in hue sidebar search box

 

Temporary workaround: Click the chrome web browser —> Click the profile photo -> passwords -> under section "Saved Passwords", find the hue website address and remove this entry.

 

Permanent fix: Please migrate the CM version to CM 6.3.0 for the permanent fix.

 

Kindly revert back for any other issues/clarifications required.

Note: Since P4 is reserved only for future requests, I am increasing this case priority from P4 to P3. Regards, Ela"

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Re: username autofills in search fields

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@zoltanx_intel Can you provide some further context around your question so others may be able to assist? Where you are seeing the search field is important. The first thing that comes to mind reading your question is a browser's autofill option. 



Cy Jervis, Community Manager

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Re: username autofills in search fields

Hi @cjervis, certainly, it's the filter text box on the left hand side and the document search text box on the top of the page which are affected. I've attached two snips that show exactly what/where they are.

 

Good shout about the browser settings, I have disabled every autofill in browser apart from username and password, alas, to no avail. If any of the 3 options in Chrome (payment, address or credentials) were causing an issue though, then the question is: why would the browser think that those search fields are supposed to be autofilled? It doesn't happen in any other web app or on any web pages I have visited so far.

 

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Re: username autofills in search fields

Guru
@zoltanx_intel,

Can you please confirm the version of CDH that you are using? I tested in my Hue lab and I can't see the issue that you described.

Cheers
Eric

Re: username autofills in search fields

Hi @EricL, thank you, how do I check that? Top right under my user name I can switch to Hue 3, so I'm using Hue 4, other than that I don't know where/how to look. Bearing in mind, I only know of/have basic user access to my data through this tool, and have no information (means or necessary details) or experience with regards to anything admin related when it comes to the cluster In other words, I can see the database list, the tables in it, and a short list of editors (Impala, Hive, Pig, Java, Spark, MapReduce, Shell, Scoop 1 and distcp), dashboard and scheduler. Also, I've tried reading up on the Shell functionality, to understand where my dbs sit, how to define variables for queries etc etc, alas, none of the manuals and guides I have found so far even remotely resemble what I see when I log in, and have not yet been able to figure out how to use it.

Out of my whole team I am the only one experiencing this issue, and it's been like this since I got set up on it. I will try to log in with somebody else's credentials but on my machine, and see what happens - will update the post accordingly.

Re: username autofills in search fields

Guru
To check the version, go to CM's home page and on the top right corner, it will show CDH's version number.

But I have replied to your another thread, it does sound like browser issue, not Hue issue.

Cheers

Re: username autofills in search fields

Either 5.15.0 or 5.12.0 - when trying to raise a ticket for the issue, I have to select an Asset and I can see it there.

Re: username autofills in search fields

Quick update:

- I have logged on with a colleague's creds, the issue still exists, and it populates my username rather than the one with which I log on

- I double checked with the team, and it occurs for everyone, not just for myself

 

My suspicion is that the search field in the tool show up as a username field (like on login forms), so the browser autofills them from the password manager based on the url. The one other colleague who's experience I heard from herself (and thus I can confirm) also uses password manager, and both of us use the latest Chrome on Win10 and Hue 4.

Re: username autofills in search fields

Guru
@zoltanx_intel,

Yes, if you log in using other people's account and it still fills with your username, that sounds like browser issue. Have you asked your colleague to try on their browser instead and see the behaviour? Or have you tried to use Opera or FF?

Cheers
Eric

Re: username autofills in search fields

Hi @EricL, I've just tried FF, and I didn't experience the same, and IE doesn't allow the autofill of passwords and usernames on group policy level. I'll raise a ticket. Thank you!