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From "Kai Zheng (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HADOOP-9840) Improve User class for UGI and decouple it from Kerberos
Date Tue, 03 Sep 2013 05:48:51 GMT

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Kai Zheng updated HADOOP-9840:

    Attachment: HADOOP-9840-v2.patch

Updated the patch. It focuses on improving User class, with refactoring of testing support
codes being done in HADOOP-9925.
> Improve User class for UGI and decouple it from Kerberos
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-9840
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-9840
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: security
>            Reporter: Kai Zheng
>            Assignee: Kai Zheng
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: Rhino
>         Attachments: HADOOP-9840.patch, HADOOP-9840.patch, HADOOP-9840-v2.patch
> As discussed in HADOOP-9797, it would be better to improve UGI incrementally. Open this
JIRA to improve User class to:
> * Make it extensible as a base class, then can have subclasses like SimpleUser for Simple
authn, KerberosUser for Kerberos authn, IdentityTokenUser for TokenAuth (in future), and etc.
> * Decouple it from Kerberos.

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