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From Jordan Zimmerman <>
Subject Re: Help with ACLProvider + Kerberos
Date Tue, 05 Nov 2013 02:10:08 GMT
The ACLProvider should be called for every node created. It’s not getting called? Can you
produce a test that shows this?


On Nov 4, 2013, at 5:57 PM, Robert Kanter <> wrote:

> I have everything working now except for one thing:
> The ACLProvider doesn’t seem to be used for the locks (Curator’s InterProcessReadWriteLock);
they are always created with the default fully open ACLs.  I know the ACLProvider is correct
now because the service discovery is using it and znodes created by it have the correct ACLs.
 InterProcessReadWriteLock’s constructor takes in the CuratorFramework object, which has
the ACLProvider set.  
> Any ideas?  
> This sounds like it could be a Curator bug :(
> I’m not familiar with Curator’s codebase, but I’ll try to take a look and see if
I can figure it out.  
> thanks
> - Robert
> On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Robert Kanter <> wrote:
> I don’t have it 100% working yet, but I’ve figured out a lot more, so I thought I’d
share in case anyone else runs into this:
> The ZooDefs.Ids.CREATOR_ALL_ACL predefined ACL that I was trying to use is for the “auth”
scheme.  For SASL/Kerberos, we want “sasl”.  The javadoc for the predefined one wasn’t
very clear on that; I had to look at the code.  Using this is working:
> Collections.singletonList(new ACL(Perms.ALL, new Id("sasl", principal)));
> I was also able to find answers to the three questions I asked:
> 1) Yes; looking through the code, its definitely grabbing the ACLProvider and using it.
> 2) Yes; I think the only way to do this is to recursively travel through the znodes under
/oozie and apply the ACL on starting up Oozie.  We should only have to do this if previously
it was setup without security and has since been reconfigured to use security; so we should
only have to do this once.  I can probably have a znode as a flag that states if everything
has ACLs or not to make it more efficient
> 3) It doesn’t look like it; I’ll have to get the ZK client and do it from outside
> - Robert
> On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 5:47 PM, Jordan Zimmerman <>
> I don’t have any experience with this. Curator doesn’t do much - it sets up the ACL
as the CLI options dictate. I do know that you also have to do work on the server side to
make this work.
> -JZ
> On Oct 24, 2013, at 4:58 PM, Robert Kanter <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is there any documentation on using an ACLProvider and/or Kerberos?  
>> From what I gathered at various sites, to use Kerberos, all I have to do is set the
following properties before building the CuratorFramework client:
>> System.setProperty("", "/path/to/jaasConfFile");
>> System.setProperty("zookeeper.authProvider.1","org.apache.zookeeper.server.auth.SASLAuthenticationProvider");
>> System.setProperty(ZooKeeperSaslClient.LOGIN_CONTEXT_NAME_KEY, "Client");
>> Looking at the logs for the client and server, this appears to be working properly
and my program is connecting to ZooKeeper using Kerberos.  
>> The problem I'm having is with the ACLs.  
>> I'd like to set the ACLs so that only the Kerberos user running the program can do
anything.  From what I can tell, if I specify an ACLProvider, then Curator will automatically
use it for setting ACLs on all paths.  So, an ACLProvider like the following should do what
I want:
>> public class CreatorACLProvider implements ACLProvider {
>>    @Override
>>     public List<ACL> getDefaultAcl() {
>>         return ZooDefs.Ids.CREATOR_ALL_ACL;
>>    }
>>    @Override
>>     public List<ACL> getAclForPath(String path) {
>>         return ZooDefs.Ids.CREATOR_ALL_ACL;
>>    }
>> }
>> Then I would just do this:
>> client = CuratorFrameworkFactory.builder()
>>                                 .namespace(zkNamespace)
>>                                 .connectString(zkConnectionString)
>>                                 .retryPolicy(retryPolicy)
>>                                 .aclProvider(new CreatorACLProvider())
>>                                 .build();
>> client.start();
>> However, this doesn't seem to be working.  The zkcli returns this (on a newly created
>> [zk: localhost:2181(CONNECTED) 8] getAcl /oozie/locks/0000000-131024162150146-oozie-oozi-W
>> 'world,'anyone
>> : Cdr.
>> Is there something that I missed?  
>> A few other questions:
>> 1) Will the ACLProvider cause the ACLs to be applied to znodes created by the Curator
recipes?  (e.g. InterProcessReadWriteLock, ServiceDiscovery, etc).  If not, then how should
I go about setting the ACLs for these znodes?  
>> 2) I'm guessing that the ACLProvider is only applied when creating the znode, right;
so existing znodes from before I added the ACLProvider won't have the ACLs I want, right?
 What would be the best way to apply the ACLs to any existing znodes that don't have it set?
 (My goal is to have all znodes under /oozie have the CREATOR_ALL_ACL)
>> 3) Is there a way to set the ACLs on the namespace itself (i.e. /oozie)?  The methods
that take a path (and automatically prepend the namespace) don't allow simply "/", so it seems
like I'd have to use the ZooKeeper client directly to set ACLs manually on the namespace.
 Or would simply passing an empty string "" work?
>> thanks
>> - Robert

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