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From "Alejandro Abdelnur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-7119) add Kerberos HTTP SPNEGO authentication support to Hadoop JT/NN/DN/TT web-consoles
Date Mon, 07 Feb 2011 05:38:30 GMT

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Alejandro Abdelnur commented on HADOOP-7119:
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As mentioned before one of the motivations of having this functionality independent of Hadoop
is that it will be possible to use it independently of Hadoop releases. If Oozie/Hbase/Hive
(just to name a few projects with HTTP endpoints)  want to use it, they don't have to wait
until Hadoop ships with this functionality and they could use it with other versions of Hadoop.

If we can find a way to have this functionality in Hadoop but still be independent of Hadoop
releases, I'm good. 

Could be a Hadoop sub-project? Could Hadoop depend on one of its sub-projects?

Thoughts?


> add Kerberos HTTP SPNEGO authentication support to Hadoop JT/NN/DN/TT web-consoles
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-7119
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-7119
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: security
>    Affects Versions: 0.23.0
>         Environment: all
>            Reporter: Alejandro Abdelnur
>            Assignee: Alejandro Abdelnur
>         Attachments: ha-common-01.patch, ha-common-02.patch, ha-commons.patch
>
>
> Currently the JT/NN/DN/TT web-consoles don't support any form of authentication.
> Hadoop RPC API already supports Kerberos authentication.
> Kerberos enables single sign-on.
> Popular browsers (Firefox and Internet Explorer) have support for Kerberos HTTP SPNEGO.
> Adding support for Kerberos HTTP SPNEGO to Hadoop web consoles would provide a unified
authentication mechanism and single sign-on for Hadoop web UI and Hadoop RPC.

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