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From Geoffry Roberts <>
Subject Re: I might have screwed up how to recover?
Date Thu, 24 May 2018 13:52:35 GMT
I wound up doing a fresh init.

Thanks for telling me about the --reset-security flag for init.  I hadn't
seen that before.  It didn't work, however, Accumulo just threw an error.
I also tried resetting the instance secret back to default using the CLI
but I got another error.

The fresh init did resolve some of the errors I was seeing in the logs.

Thanks for you help

On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 3:05 PM, Mike Walch <> wrote:

> Hi Geoffry,
> You cannot change the root password by changing accumulo-site.xml.  This
> can only be done using 'accumulo init --reset-security'.
> What property did you change in accumulo-site.xml? 'trace.password' or
> 'instance.secret'?
> The property 'trace.password' sets the password for the user used by the
> tracer.  This user used by the tracer is typically 'root' which is the
> default for the property 'trace.user'.
> The property 'instance.secret' sets a secret unique to the Accumulo
> instance that all servers must know in order to communicate with one
> another.  This is typically different than the root password.
> If you changed 'trace.password', just change it back to your original root
> password.  If you changed 'instance.secret', try set it back to its
> original value. The default value for 'instance.secret' is 'DEFAULT'. If
> you don't know the original value,
> the manual has information on how to change the secret:
> I hope that helps.
> -Mike
> On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 1:52 PM, Geoffry Roberts <>
> wrote:
>> How can I fix this?
>> I have managed to get the passwords out of synch on my root account.
>> IOTW The login password for root no longer matches accumulo-site.xml.  The
>> tracer is complaining like this:
>> org.apache.accumulo.core.client.AccumuloSecurityException: Error
>> BAD_CREDENTIALS for user root - Username or Password is Invalid
>> I tried manually synching them up by changing accumulo-site.xml.  Now the
>> tserver is unhappy:
>> org.apache.zookeeper.KeeperException$NoAuthException: KeeperErrorCode =
>> NoAuth for /accumulo/1f58627f-ba20-4e68-bd4c-927f99230de4/tservers/loca
>> lhost:9997
>> Either way I am getting connection reset by peer when I try to connect
>> from a remote.
>> Thanks for any help
>> --
>> There are ways and there are ways,
>> Geoffry Roberts

There are ways and there are ways,

Geoffry Roberts

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