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From "Liang Xie (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-1720) Accumulo saves the root user's password in the clear in Zookeeper
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2013 04:03:53 GMT

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Liang Xie commented on ACCUMULO-1720:
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emmm, per my view, we should promote the priotity of this jira from Major, and due to security,
maybe we should not make it public to all viewable? thanks!
                
> 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 the root user's password within Zookeeper in the clear.  Grepping through Zookeeper's
data files proves this out (as does inspecting the code).
> This passwords should be stored heavily salted and hashed, as the other user passwords
are.  Is there any reason why it isn't?

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