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From "Devaraj Das (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-11810) Access SSL Passwords through Credential Provider API
Date Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:28:38 GMT

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Devaraj Das commented on HBASE-11810:
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Larry, thanks for doing this work.
I think it is fine to do this using Reflection (as you described in your comment) to take
care of the differences within the hadoop-2.x versions. I don't think we need to do this in
the compatibility layer.

> 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
>
> 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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