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From John Vines <vi...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Shell prompts
Date Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:53:59 GMT
Fixed with revision 1461330/1. I needed principal in login and my head was
stuck in the smaller scope so I added it to the login properties instead of
tweaking the login interface. This has now been addressed.


On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 5:32 PM, Christopher <ctubbsii@apache.org> wrote:

> I agree it's confusing. I have no idea what this is for or why it
> would be needed. Isn't there already a principal field? (-u). What
> happened to that?
>
> --
> Christopher L Tubbs II
> http://gravatar.com/ctubbsii
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 5:16 PM, Eric Newton <eric.newton@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I agree.  If the authentication mechanism needs more information, the
> > extension mechanism needs to indicate it.
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 5:13 PM, Josh Elser <josh.elser@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> % accumulo shell -u root -
> >> 26 17:08:35,072 [impl.**DefaultFileSystemManager] INFO : Using
> >> "/tmp/foobar" as temporary files store.
> >> Enter password - the password for the principal: ***********************
> >> Enter principal - option field to provide the principal, mostly used for
> >> better debug statements:
> >>
> >> This is new to me. Seems... a little strange to get prompted for
> something
> >> that will give me better debug statements. Actually, to be honest, I
> have
> >> no idea what that even means or why I would care when I want to just
> open
> >> the shell.
> >>
> >> Can anyone give an explanation as to what this is actually doing? Is it
> >> something that we want to prompt for the user for all the time?
> >>
> >> I could see this raising a lot of confusion for the normal ZooKeeper
> >> authentication mechanism.
> >>
>

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