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From "Steen Manniche (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-18243) HBase Thrift server lacks logic for renewing kerberos tickets
Date Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:58:02 GMT

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Steen Manniche commented on HBASE-18243:
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Starting the thrift server with a {{jaas}} configuration file which has instructions to not
use a ticket cache ({{useTicketCache=false}}, but instead use a keytab ({{useKeyTab=true}}
and values for {{keyTab}} and {{principal}}) seems to have solved the problem for us. However,
I do not see any log-files from the {{UserGroupInformation#reloginFromTicketCache}}, which
allegedly should be handling the kerberos ticket renewal for the thrift server?

> HBase Thrift server lacks logic for renewing kerberos tickets
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-18243
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-18243
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Thrift
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0, 1.1.2
>            Reporter: Steen Manniche
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: security
>
> I have been looking through the hbase-thrift code looking for where
> the server performs renewals of kerberos tickets for the provided
> principal/keytab. There seems to be no logic in place for renewing tickets.
> The hadoop-common provides the class
> UserGroupInformation, which exposes the method
> {{checkTGTAndReloginFromKeytab}}. I can see that the {{ThriftServerRunner}} class
> has a handle to the class
> (https://github.com/apache/hbase/blob/master/hbase-thrift/src/main/java/org/apache/hadoop/hbase/thrift/ThriftServerRunner.java#L205),
> but I do not see the ticket renewal logic being called anywhere.
> A possible workaround is to renew the ticket outside the java process.
> The documentation on the {{checkTGTAndReloginFromKeytab}} states that if the ticket is
still valid, a call to the method is essentially a no-op.



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