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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (HBASE-9929) Trusted administration server
Date Mon, 12 May 2014 03:51:16 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-9929?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Andrew Purtell resolved HBASE-9929.

    Resolution: Not a Problem

Seems resolved as not a problem by consensus. Reopen if I have that wrong

> Trusted administration server
> -----------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-9929
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-9929
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Andrew Purtell
> Some deployments would like to avoid needing kerberos principals for taking administrative
actions with the HBase shell, substituting their own authentication. The HBase shell is a
regular HBase client, which could run anywhere, and cannot be trusted with simple authentication
or impersonation of arbitrary users. 
> Other Hadoop ecosystem components have a service process registered in cluster configuration
afforded the elevated privilege of impersonation. For HBase, this could be a trusted administration
server that would reside at a fixed location, could be trusted to impersonate, with the shell
modified to optionally proxy administrative commands through it.
> Carried over from HBASE-2016 without comment.

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