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From "Jitendra Nath Pandey (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-6826) Plugin interface to enable delegation of HDFS authorization assertions
Date Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:53:20 GMT

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Jitendra Nath Pandey commented on HDFS-6826:
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  I agree with the idea of plugin interface for authorization because many users want to customize
the permission models to match their security requirements.
  We need to provide ability to plugin authorization info as well as permission checking semantics.
I would suggest we should consider a union of the two proposals which allows set/get of auth
info and also permission checks. If possible, the implementations should have an ability to
fall back to default behavior if they don't want to override a particular API.


> 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, 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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