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From "Owen O'Malley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-10607) Create an API to Separate Credentials/Password Storage from Applications
Date Tue, 27 May 2014 21:30:02 GMT

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Owen O'Malley commented on HADOOP-10607:
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Larry, here are some additional comments:
* CredentialEntry.toString should assume use the characters as-is rather than printing the
hex.
*  I'd suggest removing getCredentialEntryFromConfigValue. I think we can have a better backwards
compatibility story.
** create an IdentityProvider that returns the alias as the password.
** make IdentityCredentialProvider the default

Thus, hive-site.xml can use "javax.jdo.option.ConnectionPassword" as "mysecret" and the default
of the IdentityCredentialProvider will return "mysecret" as the password. When the user updates
their provider to a more secure alternative, they would change "mysecret" to "hive-db-password"
and set the password in their provider for "hive-db-password".

Does that sound reasonable?


> Create an API to Separate Credentials/Password Storage from Applications
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-10607
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-10607
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: security
>            Reporter: Larry McCay
>            Assignee: Larry McCay
>             Fix For: 3.0.0
>
>         Attachments: 10607-2.patch, 10607-3.patch, 10607-4.patch, 10607-5.patch, 10607.patch
>
>
> As with the filesystem API, we need to provide a generic mechanism to support multiple
credential storage mechanisms that are potentially from third parties. 
> We need the ability to eliminate the storage of passwords and secrets in clear text within
configuration files or within code.
> Toward that end, I propose an API that is configured using a list of URLs of CredentialProviders.
The implementation will look for implementations using the ServiceLoader interface and thus
support third party libraries.
> Two providers will be included in this patch. One using the credentials cache in MapReduce
jobs and the other using Java KeyStores from either HDFS or local file system. 
> A CredShell CLI will also be included in this patch which provides the ability to manage
the credentials within the stores.



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