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From "Larry McCay (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-11810) Access SSL Passwords through Credential Provider API
Date Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:06:56 GMT

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Larry McCay commented on HBASE-11810:
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Cool - it's there now.
Is there a different backend process for the actual commit in hbase than in
hadoop?


On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 11:36 AM, Andrew Purtell (JIRA) <jira@apache.org>



> Access SSL Passwords through Credential Provider API
> ----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-11810
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-11810
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: security
>            Reporter: Larry McCay
>            Assignee: Larry McCay
>             Fix For: 0.99.0, 2.0.0, 0.98.6
>
>         Attachments: HBASE_11810-2.patch, HBASE_11810.patch
>
>
> HADOOP-10607 introduced the credential provider API for allowing passwords and other
sensitive configuration items to be stored in an external provider.
> RESTServer is accessing passwords stored in clear text in Configuration through the standard
get() method. By using the new Configuration.getPassword method instead, the credential provider
API will be checked first then fall back to clear text - when allowed.



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