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From "Andrew Wang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-6824) Additional user documentation for HDFS encryption.
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:27:13 GMT

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Andrew Wang commented on HDFS-6824:

[~tucu00] relayed a few clarifications he'd like here too:

HDFS never stores or has access to unencrypted data or *unencrypted* data encryption keys.
A rogue user can collect keys to *files they have access to*, and use them later to decrypt
encrypted *data of that file*.
*As the user had access to the file, he already had access to the file contents*.

> Additional user documentation for HDFS encryption.
> --------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-6824
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-6824
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: documentation
>    Affects Versions: fs-encryption (HADOOP-10150 and HDFS-6134)
>            Reporter: Andrew Wang
>            Assignee: Andrew Wang
>            Priority: Minor
> We'd like to better document additional things about HDFS encryption: setup and configuration,
using alternate access methods (namely WebHDFS and HttpFS), other misc improvements.

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