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From "Larry McCay (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HADOOP-10607) Create an API to separate Credentials/Password Storage from Applications
Date Wed, 14 May 2014 02:14:16 GMT

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Larry McCay updated HADOOP-10607:
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    Description: 
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.



  was:
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. 




> 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: Bug
>          Components: security
>            Reporter: Larry McCay
>            Assignee: Larry McCay
>             Fix For: 3.0.0
>
>
> 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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