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From "Andrew Purtell (Updated) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HBASE-2418) add support for ZooKeeper authentication
Date Sat, 19 Nov 2011 18:14:52 GMT

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Andrew Purtell updated HBASE-2418:
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    Attachment: HBASE-2418-6.patch

v6 patch with above described change.
                
> add support for ZooKeeper authentication
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-2418
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-2418
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: master, regionserver
>            Reporter: Patrick Hunt
>            Assignee: Eugene Koontz
>            Priority: Critical
>              Labels: security, zookeeper
>             Fix For: 0.92.0
>
>         Attachments: HBASE-2418-6.patch
>
>
> Some users may run a ZooKeeper cluster in "multi tenant mode" meaning that more than
one client service would
> like to share a single ZooKeeper service instance (cluster). In this case the client
services typically want to protect
> their data (ZK znodes) from access by other services (tenants) on the cluster. Say you
are running HBase and Solr 
> and Neo4j, or multiple HBase instances, etc... having authentication/authorization on
the znodes is important for both 
> security and helping to ensure that services don't interact negatively (touch each other's
data).
> Today HBase does not have support for authentication or authorization. This should be
added to the HBase clients
> that are accessing the ZK cluster. In general it means calling addAuthInfo once after
a session is established:
> http://hadoop.apache.org/zookeeper/docs/current/api/org/apache/zookeeper/ZooKeeper.html#addAuthInfo(java.lang.String,
byte[])
> with a user specific credential, often times this is a shared secret or certificate.
You may be able to statically configure this
> in some cases (config string or file to read from), however in my case in particular
you may need to access it programmatically,
> which adds complexity as the end user may need to load code into HBase for accessing
the credential.
> Secondly you need to specify a non "world" ACL when interacting with znodes (create primarily):
> http://hadoop.apache.org/zookeeper/docs/current/api/org/apache/zookeeper/data/ACL.html
> http://hadoop.apache.org/zookeeper/docs/current/api/org/apache/zookeeper/ZooDefs.html
> Feel free to ping the ZooKeeper team if you have questions. It might also be good to
discuss with some 
> potential end users - in particular regarding how the end user can specify the credential.

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