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From "Robert Levas (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AMBARI-6432) FreeIPA Support in Ambari
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:17:40 GMT


Robert Levas commented on AMBARI-6432:

[~bolke]... I think we wanted to ask you to add a _feature flag_ to the UI portion of your
code. [~u39kun] should have the details on what this means.  After that and if the review
board has enough +1's I will be happy to commit the patch. 

BTW: I just too a look at the review and it appear to be closed as submitted.  Was the patch
already committed?

> FreeIPA Support in Ambari
> -------------------------
>                 Key: AMBARI-6432
>                 URL:
>             Project: Ambari
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: ambari-server
>    Affects Versions: trunk
>            Reporter: jay vyas
>            Assignee: Bolke de Bruin
>             Fix For: 2.4.0
>         Attachments: AMBARI-6432-FreeIPA.patch, AMBARI-6432.patch, AMBARI-6432.trunk.v1.patch,
AMBARI-6432.trunk.v2.patch, AMBARI-6432.trunk.v3.patch, AMBARI-6432.trunk.v4.patch, AMBARI-6432.trunk.v5.patch,
AMBARI-6432.trunk.v5.patch, ipa-patch-v0.5.patch
> FreeIPA Is a powerful tool for unifying identity, kerberos credentials, across a cluster.
> A great value add for ambari would be to provide support for using FreeIPA to kerberize
services.  This would allow for 
> 1) better HCFS interoperability, because first class GID/UID is critical for certain
file systems (GlusterFS, Lustre, and any other file system which uses kernel / FUSE apis for
determining identity)
> 2) better enterprise interoperability.  Because of the fact that FreeIPA makes it easy
to interop with different identity solutions (like active directory), it would make ambari
easier to adopt for various enterprises.
> 3) broadens ambaris scope.  Now ambari could also allow people to setup the users of
their clusters, and at least some of the security features of their clusters, all from one
interface (no more manual handling of TGTs and such - it could all be done quite easily via
the ambari UI which could make calls to underlying FreeIPA clients).

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