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From "Terry P." <>
Subject Re: Alternate user for tracer
Date Wed, 15 May 2013 21:17:10 GMT
Beauty, that's even cleaner Eric as then I can reuse the existing trace
table and keep its data.

Thanks for the quick reply!


On May 15, 2013, at 3:27 PM, Eric Newton <> wrote:

Yes.  But, technically, you don't have to give it CREATE_TABLE perms if you
create the table first, and give the tracer user WRITE perms.


On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 4:07 PM, Terry P. <> wrote:

> To help get the Accumulo root password out of my accumulo-site.xml file
> (security folks get touchy when they find 'root' and 'password' together in
> a clear text file), I'd like to configure the tracer to run as a separate
> user.
> Is it as simple as:
> 1. create a user and give that user create_table permissions
> 2. edit accumulo-site.xml and set trace.user value to new user and
> trace.password to its password
> 3. stop the tracer using bin/ <tracer-server> tracer
> 4. drop the existing trace table
> 5. start the tracer using bin/ <tracer-server> tracer
> Thanks in advance everyone.

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