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From Matteo Bertozzi <theo.berto...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Regarding HBase client read zookeeper data in Secure HBase cluster
Date Sat, 26 May 2012 07:57:26 GMT
Since certain znodes are accessed by the client directly they must be
marked as readable by everyone, otherwise you get a NoAuth exception from
zookeeper since nodes are created by hbase and acl is set as
CREATOR_ALL_ACL. (patch available HBASE-6068)

Here a list of client methods that uses zookeeper directly, hbase shell
uses zookeeper directly to do the zk_dump.
HBaseAdmin.checkHBaseAvailable() -> exists() /hbase
ZKTable.populateTableStates() -> listChildrenNoWatch() /hbase/table/* znodes
ZKTable.getTableState() -> getData() /hbase/table/<table name>
HConnectionManager.getCurrentNrHRS() -> getNumberOfChildren() -> /hbase/rs/
shell zk_dump -> listChildrenNoWatch() /hbase/backup-masters/*

On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Anoop Sam John <anoopsj@huawei.com> wrote:

> Hi Devs
>            In case of secure cluster, we allow the HBase clients to read
> the zk nodes by providing the global read permissions to all for certain
> nodes. These nodes are the master address znode, root server znode and the
> clusterId znode. In ZKUtil.createACL() , we can see these node names are
> specially handled.
> But there are some other client side admin APIs which makes a read call
> into the zookeeper from the client. This include the isTableEnaled() call
> (May be some other. I have seen this).  Here the client directly reads a
> node in the zookeeper ( node created for this table ) and the data is
> matched to know whether this is enabled or not.
> Now in secure cluster case any client can read zookeeper nodes which it
> needs for its normal operation like the master address and root server
> address.  But what if the client calls this API? [isTableEnaled () ]. I
> think this will be an issue.

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