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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HBASE-9929) Trusted administration server
Date Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:28:19 GMT
Andrew Purtell created HBASE-9929:

             Summary: 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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