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From "Christopher Tubbs (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-2907) Invalidate "this may not be applicable for your security setup" warning from initialize
Date Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:51:00 GMT


Christopher Tubbs commented on ACCUMULO-2907:

[~jmark99]. Gotcha. I think maybe it is the case that the message is still potentially useful
until ACCUMULO-1300 is fully implemented.

However, it is only useful in rare cases, because it is rare for users to implement their
own authentication mechanism. As [~elserj] pointed out, we only recently provided our own
alternative "community" implementation. Given this rarity, I'm inclined to go ahead and merge
your pull request in to remove the message as-is, on the argument that there's no reason to
confuse *most* people, because the message *might* be useful to *some* people who have customized
their authentication system. I would expect that anybody customizing their authentication
system would already understand that this particular prompt isn't useful to them.

That said, you could do what Josh suggested, and check the configuration, and only suppress
the message if the authenticator hasn't been changed from the default.

>  Invalidate "this may not be applicable for your security setup" warning from initialize
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-2907
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Josh Elser
>            Assignee: Mark Owens
>            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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