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From Eric Newton <eric.new...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Shell prompts
Date Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:16:57 GMT
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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