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From "Josh Elser (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-2464) Trace user password required in plaintext in accumulo-site.xml
Date Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:39:26 GMT

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Josh Elser commented on ACCUMULO-2464:
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Looks like HADOOP-10607 would be what we want to use. Still waiting on a patch to be applied
to branch-2 which means we'll be waiting for that to be released before we can use it.

> Trace user password required in plaintext in accumulo-site.xml
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-2464
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-2464
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: trace
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.1
>            Reporter: Josh Elser
>            Assignee: Josh Elser
>             Fix For: 1.5.2, 1.6.1, 1.7.0
>
>
> The {{trace.password}} property is used by the Tracer to authenticate with Accumulo and
persist the traces in the trace table. Presently, this is required to be in plaintext which
is rather sub-par, but has been overlooked mostly because that password is for an isolated
user account which shouldn't have access to any sensitive data.
> I'm thinking of the following: provide some new storage in ZK akin to the acl + salt
that's currently done for the passwd db and instance.secret (with a new secret for this, of
course)
> Another option might be to provide a hashing command that will hash the password, store
that instead of the plaintext, and then use the hash with a salt to authenticate (not exposing
the hash-authentication method to users). Not sure how I feel about that.
> Leveraging some BCrypt library might be nice too (if there's an ASF license compatible
lib somewhere). 



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