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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-5498) Secure Bulk Load
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2012 04:55:09 GMT

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Andrew Purtell commented on HBASE-5498:
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I made a pass over the trunk patch. New tests look good. Seems if they pass the basics are
there. The design of the new coprocessor and its protocol are ok.

A couple of minor issues.

- Spelling: grep for "faildBulkLoad"

- "InternalBulkLoadListener" isn't necessary because there is no "BulkLoadListener" -- just
call it BulkLoadListener?

- The new '// TODO deal with viewFS' in HStore gives me concern. I think this should be implemented,
but don't have a strong opinion. There are other places where this is going to be an issue
I suspect.

- In BaseRegionObserver we have "//TODO this should end up as a coprocessor hook" -- Those
proposed hooks should be added as part of this change IMO. I don't like the idea of BaseRegionObserver
exporting something not part of the RegionObserver interface. It is supposed to be a default
implementation of that interface not a superset.

- SecureBulkLoadEndPoint should be SecureBulkLoadEndpoint -- endpoint is one word.

- In SecureBulkLoadEndpoint we have "//TODO make this configurable" -- This should either
be done or not?

- In SecureTestUtil, should we be loading the SecureBulkLoad support unconditionally? How
about just for the relevant tests?



                
> Secure Bulk Load
> ----------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-5498
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-5498
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: security
>            Reporter: Francis Liu
>            Assignee: Francis Liu
>             Fix For: 0.94.3, 0.96.0
>
>         Attachments: HBASE-5498_94.patch, HBASE-5498_94.patch, HBASE-5498_draft_94.patch,
HBASE-5498_draft.patch, HBASE-5498_trunk.patch
>
>
> Design doc: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/HCATALOG/HBase+Secure+Bulk+Load
> Short summary:
> Security as it stands does not cover the bulkLoadHFiles() feature. Users calling this
method will bypass ACLs. Also loading is made more cumbersome in a secure setting because
of hdfs privileges. bulkLoadHFiles() moves the data from user's directory to the hbase directory,
which would require certain write access privileges set.
> Our solution is to create a coprocessor which makes use of AuthManager to verify if a
user has write access to the table. If so, launches a MR job as the hbase user to do the importing
(ie rewrite from text to hfiles). One tricky part this job will have to do is impersonate
the calling user when reading the input files. We can do this by expecting the user to pass
an hdfs delegation token as part of the secureBulkLoad() coprocessor call and extend an inputformat
to make use of that token. The output is written to a temporary directory accessible only
by hbase and then bulkloadHFiles() is called.

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