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From Andrew Purtell <apurt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Encryption
Date Fri, 18 Dec 2009 17:49:53 GMT
In other words, HTTPS to a REST connector. With transactions over persistent
HTTPS connections, that's hardly crazy. This is done all the time. That kind
of natural layering -- in this case, authentication and encryption services on
top of data access -- is to a large degree what REST is all about. Incidentally
Stargate, as a servlet, can take advantage of the SSL transport and client
and server certificate management support of its container, so we support this
right now. 

But, like with just punting to the client to encrypt (or not), in both cases
we are talking about application specific system engineering outside the scope
of HBase proper. Regarding that, I personally don't have any objection to
putting some support for data encryption directly in, but I don't see a real
need for it either. 

   - Andy



----- Original Message ----
> From: Lars George <lars.george@gmail.com>
> To: hbase-dev@hadoop.apache.org
> Sent: Fri, December 18, 2009 2:52:12 AM
> Subject: Re: Encryption
> 
> No immediate need, just wondered if that makes sense at all or is already
> thought of. I guess the idea is that data cannot be read from the storage
> directly. But then it is still unprotected on its way from the client to the
> RS's - and adding SSL to RPC seems "crazy". I guess best is to let the
> client encrypt the values before even hitting the API?
> 
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 2:10 AM, Andrew Purtell wrote:
> 
> > There hasn't been an issue filed for it. I just checked.
> >
> > What's the problem being solved?
> >
> > Architecturally I'd consider encryption at the HBase/storage infrastructure
> > perimeter, layered on top of a RESTful service. SSL.
> >
> >   - Andy
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > > From: Lars George 
> > > To: hbase-dev@hadoop.apache.org
> > > Sent: Thu, December 17, 2009 4:35:51 PM
> > > Subject: Encryption
> > >
> > > Hey,
> > >
> > > I was wondering if along with the DAC or before you ever considered
> > > encrypting data? Like the compression, have a ColFam parameter that
> > > specifies the encryption and the required details (password or
> > > certificate/key) and it transparently encrypts the data written to DFS.
> > We
> > > did talk about this during the Munich OpenHUG and I was curious to know
> > if
> > > there was ever something like this considered.
> > >
> > > Lars
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >



      


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