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From "Hadoop QA (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-10607) Create an API to Separate Credentials/Password Storage from Applications
Date Fri, 16 May 2014 11:16:29 GMT

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Hadoop QA commented on HADOOP-10607:
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{color:red}-1 overall{color}.  Here are the results of testing the latest attachment 
  http://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12645101/10607-2.patch
  against trunk revision .

    {color:green}+1 @author{color}.  The patch does not contain any @author tags.

    {color:green}+1 tests included{color}.  The patch appears to include 3 new or modified
test files.

    {color:red}-1 javac{color:red}.  The patch appears to cause the build to fail.

Console output: https://builds.apache.org/job/PreCommit-HADOOP-Build/3943//console

This message is automatically generated.

> 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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