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Masking of Hive columns could be achieved using Hive resource-based policies and masking policies for databases, tables, and columns. However, dynamic masking could be achieved using Atlas tags or collections (from HDP-3.x), which empowers users to regulate the visibility of sensitive data by leveraging Atlas tag-based policies in Ranger.

 

Prerequisites of this tutorial include a healthy HDP cluster with existing tables/databases in Hive, Atlas configuration with Hive and Ranger, and Audit to Solr enabled for Ranger.

 

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This video is based on the original article How to Mask Columns in Hive with Atlas and Ranger.

Other references:Providing Authorization with Apache Ranger

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