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From "Josh Elser (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (ACCUMULO-2907) Invalidate "this may not be applicable for your security setup" warning from initialize
Date Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:40:26 GMT

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Josh Elser updated ACCUMULO-2907:
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    Description: 
The warning that is printed about setting a root password may not be applicable for your security
setup is invalid because the plugable authentication modules do not manage the root user and
it is expected that there will always be a local root user with a password.

Remove the warning.

  was:
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).


> Invalidate "this may not be applicable for your security setup" 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
>              Labels: newbie
>
> The warning that is printed about setting a root password may not be applicable for your
security setup is invalid because the plugable authentication modules do not manage the root
user and it is expected that there will always be a local root user with a password.
> Remove the warning.



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