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From "Josh Elser (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (ACCUMULO-2907) Invalidate "this may not be applicable for your security setup" need warning from initialize
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:01:02 GMT
Josh Elser created ACCUMULO-2907:
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             Summary: Invalidate "this may not be applicable for your security setup" need
warning from initialize
                 Key: ACCUMULO-2907
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-2907
             Project: Accumulo
          Issue Type: Improvement
            Reporter: Josh Elser
            Priority: Minor


After looking at the output of {{accumulo init}} probably at a weekly rate for the past few
years, can we be smarter about prompting for a root user password?

I know that the warning was added to try to avoid confusion for users who are using external
authentication systems (not our default), but it's a little silly for both parties. The default
implementation needs a root password, and any external system should just not be prompted
at all.

Could we look into the Authorizor interface to add a new method like {{public boolean requiresRootPasswordInitialization()}}
that would let us defer to the implementation to know whether or not we need to prompt the
user. It seems that if we could push down this logic, it would make for less cruft on the
screen all parties in the initialization output (which continues to be a source of confusion
for brand new users).



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