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From "Alejandro Abdelnur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-6826) Plugin interface to enable delegation of HDFS authorization assertions
Date Sat, 16 Aug 2014 02:52:18 GMT

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Alejandro Abdelnur commented on HDFS-6826:
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[~sneethiraj], got it, it makes sense.

Next week I would start working on the v2 patch to get it in proper shape. As a first cut
I would prefer to make things pluggable without altering APIs. we can work on refining the
APIs once we have the desired functionality. Also, something to keep in mind, this plugin
API is meant to be used by somebody with very good understanding of the NameNode guts and
expected behavior.

> Plugin interface to enable delegation of HDFS authorization assertions
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-6826
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-6826
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: security
>    Affects Versions: 2.4.1
>            Reporter: Alejandro Abdelnur
>            Assignee: Alejandro Abdelnur
>         Attachments: HDFS-6826-idea.patch, HDFS-6826-idea2.patch, HDFS-6826v3.patch,
HDFSPluggableAuthorizationProposal-v2.pdf, HDFSPluggableAuthorizationProposal.pdf
>
>
> When Hbase data, HiveMetaStore data or Search data is accessed via services (Hbase region
servers, HiveServer2, Impala, Solr) the services can enforce permissions on corresponding
entities (databases, tables, views, columns, search collections, documents). It is desirable,
when the data is accessed directly by users accessing the underlying data files (i.e. from
a MapReduce job), that the permission of the data files map to the permissions of the corresponding
data entity (i.e. table, column family or search collection).
> To enable this we need to have the necessary hooks in place in the NameNode to delegate
authorization to an external system that can map HDFS files/directories to data entities and
resolve their permissions based on the data entities permissions.
> I’ll be posting a design proposal in the next few days.



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