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From Brahma Reddy Battula <brahmareddy.batt...@huawei.com>
Subject FW: [Hadoop-SecureMode-Webconsole]Mismatch in documentation and Code
Date Tue, 25 Sep 2012 06:36:25 GMT

From: Brahma Reddy Battula
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2012 11:12 PM
To: user@hadoop.apache.org
Subject: [Hadoop-SecureMode-Webconsole]Mismatch in documentation and Code

Dear All,

I started cluster in secure-mode by going through following document.


Got following exception from Name-node.

throw new RuntimeException("Could not read HTTP signature secret file: " + signatureSecretFile);

Then I debugged the code and checked,,Problem with "hadoop.http.authentication.signature.secret"


static final String SIGNATURE_SECRET_FILE = AuthenticationFilter.SIGNATURE_SECRET + ".file";

While Putting into map(" hadoop.http.authentication.signature.secret" is putting)

 for (Map.Entry<String, String> entry : conf) {
      String name = entry.getKey();
      if (name.startsWith(PREFIX)) {
        String value = conf.get(name);
        name = name.substring(PREFIX.length());
        filterConfig.put(name, value);

Getting from Map:(" hadoop.http.authentication.signature.secret.file" is getting)

    String signatureSecretFile = filterConfig.get(SIGNATURE_SECRET_FILE);
    if (signatureSecretFile == null) {
      throw new RuntimeException("Undefined property: " + SIGNATURE_SECRET_FILE);

    try {
      StringBuilder secret = new StringBuilder();
      Reader reader = new FileReader(signatureSecretFile);
      int c = reader.read();
      while (c > -1) {
        c = reader.read();
      filterConfig.put(AuthenticationFilter.SIGNATURE_SECRET, secret.toString());
    } catch (IOException ex) {
      throw new RuntimeException("Could not read HTTP signature secret file: " + signatureSecretFile);


Here I have two questions:

i) why we are puting hadoop.http.authentication.signature.secret and getting hadoop.http.authentication.signature.secret.file..I
mean purpose of this..?(I did not gone thru fully).

ii)If we configure "hadoop.http.authentication.signature.secret.file",we wn't get any exception..

If this is the expectation then better to change documentation.

Please let me know if this needs file..I'll file jira.

Thanks And Regards
Brahma Reddy

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