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From Christopher <ctubb...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Shell prompts
Date Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:32:21 GMT
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?

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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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