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From "Venkatesh Seetharam (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FALCON-557) Add super-user who is authorized for all
Date Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:02:39 GMT

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Venkatesh Seetharam commented on FALCON-557:
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Do we need a supergroup?

> Add super-user who is authorized for all
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FALCON-557
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FALCON-557
>             Project: Falcon
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>    Affects Versions: 0.6
>            Reporter: Venkatesh Seetharam
>              Labels: authorization, security
>
> The super-user is the user with the same identity as falcon process itself. Loosely,
if you started the falcon process, then you are the super-user. The super-user can do anything
in that permissions checks never fail for the super-user. 



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