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From "Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-12050) Enable MaxInactiveInterval for hadoop http auth token
Date Thu, 19 Nov 2015 21:51:11 GMT

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Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli commented on HADOOP-12050:

[~hzlu] / [~benoyantony], the configuration property introduced here doesn't follow our usual
conventions (which I concede are not documented in writing). But can we rename this from {{hadoop.http.authentication.token.MaxInactiveInterval}}
to {{hadoop.http.authentication.token.max-inactive-interval}}? If you agree, we can get it

> Enable MaxInactiveInterval for hadoop http auth token
> -----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-12050
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-12050
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: security
>    Affects Versions: 2.7.1
>            Reporter: Benoy Antony
>            Assignee: hzlu
>             Fix For: 2.8.0, 3.0.0
>         Attachments: HADOOP-12050.003.patch, HADOOP-12050.004.patch
> During http authentication, a cookie which contains the authentication token is dropped.
The expiry time of the authentication token can be configured via hadoop.http.authentication.token.validity.
The default value is 10 hours.
> For clusters which require enhanced security, it is desirable to have a configurable
MaxInActiveInterval for the authentication token. If there is no activity during MaxInActiveInterval,
the authentication token will be invalidated. 
> The MaxInActiveInterval will be less than hadoop.http.authentication.token.validity.
The default value will be 30 minutes.

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