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From "Larry McCay (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-10607) Create an API to Separate Credentials/Password Storage from Applications
Date Fri, 16 May 2014 11:01:11 GMT

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Larry McCay commented on HADOOP-10607:
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I did consider that [~tucu00] - I actually answered this question before you asked it.
GOTO my-original-response-to-wrong-question.
:)

It would certainly be easier to add to the KMS server that way.
However, I still feel that the ability to evolve independent of KeyProvider API and the additional
baggage for CredentialProviders that don't want to be KeyProviders outweighs the benefits
of consolidating them. Especially, if we make sure that KeyProviders can be used as CredentialProviders
with an adapter.

I'm interested in your thoughts on it though.

> 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.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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