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From "Josh Elser (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-2705) Figure out internal authentication
Date Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:42:14 GMT


Josh Elser commented on ACCUMULO-2705:

Relevant issue if I try to use !SYSTEM:

org.apache.accumulo.core.client.AccumuloSecurityException: Error USER_DOESNT_EXIST for user
!SYSTEM on table replication(?) - The user does not exist
	at org.apache.accumulo.core.client.admin.TableOperationsImpl.doFateOperation(
	at org.apache.accumulo.core.client.admin.TableOperationsImpl.doFateOperation(
	at org.apache.accumulo.core.client.admin.TableOperationsImpl.doTableFateOperation(
	at org.apache.accumulo.core.client.admin.TableOperationsImpl.create(
	at org.apache.accumulo.core.client.admin.TableOperationsImpl.create(

> Figure out internal authentication
> ----------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-2705
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>            Reporter: Josh Elser
>            Assignee: Josh Elser
>             Fix For: 1.7.0
> When creating a table to use for storing replication "bookkeeping", I found that the
internal !SYSTEM user doesn't have the ability to create a table. Should it?
> Without this, the user would have to create/configure a custom local user account with
proper credentials to read/write the replication table as well as persist this in accumulo-site.xml.
My first impression is that this is excessive waste because the usage is purely within the
tablet server already -- need to try to figure out if there's a reason that !SYSTEM shouldn't
be allowed to create tables.

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