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From "Michael Allen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (ACCUMULO-1720) Accumulo saves the root user's password in the clear in Zookeeper
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2013 03:51:53 GMT

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Michael Allen updated ACCUMULO-1720:
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    Summary: Accumulo saves the root user's password in the clear in Zookeeper  (was: Accumulo
saves user passwords in the clear (including the root password) in Zookeeper)
    
> Accumulo saves the root user's password in the clear in Zookeeper
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-1720
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-1720
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: tserver
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.0
>            Reporter: Michael Allen
>
> In reviewing some of the security around users, it came to my attention that Accumulo
stores passwords within Zookeeper in the clear.  Grepping through Zookeeper's data files proves
this out (as does inspecting the code).
> These passwords should be stored heavily salted and hashed.

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