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From Kevin Risden <kris...@apache.org>
Subject Re: HBase Thrift - HTTP - Kerberos & SPNEGO
Date Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:48:01 GMT
"hopefully this week"... famous last words.

Finally got around to creating a JIRA: HBASE-19852 Close to having the
patch to submit done as well.

Kevin Risden

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 10:02 AM, Kevin Risden <krisden@apache.org> wrote:

> "HBase Thrift2 "implementation" makes more sense to me"
> I agree with that statement since thrift2 follows the HBase API more
> closely. Thrift 1 follows the old HBase API. I don't think using Thrift2
> with Hue is an option right now. It still interacts with Thrift 1. (I'm not
> really looking to rewrite the Hue HBase Thrift module) There didn't look to
> be much code shared between Thrift 1 and Thrift 2 server implementations.
> Thrift 1 looks very much like HiveServer2 and the 401 bail out early might
> also apply there.
> I'll open a JIRA and throw up a patch hopefully this week.
> Kevin Risden
> On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 9:50 AM, Josh Elser <elserj@apache.org> wrote:
>> Hey Kevin!
>> Looks like you got some good changes in here.
>> IMO, the HBase Thrift2 "implementation" makes more sense to me (I'm sure
>> there was a reason for having HTTP be involved at one point, but Thrift
>> today has the ability to do all of this RPC work for us). I'm not sure what
>> the HBase API implementations look like between the two versions.
>> If you'd like to open up a JIRA and throw up a patch, you'd definitely
>> have my attention if no one else's :)
>> On 1/11/18 9:31 AM, Kevin Risden wrote:
>>> I'm not 100% sure this should be posted to user list, but starting here
>>> before dev list/JIRA.
>>> I've been working on setting up the Hue HBase and it requires HBase
>>> Thrift
>>> v1 server. To support impersonation/proxyuser, the documentation states
>>> that this must be done with HTTP and not binary mode. The cluster has
>>> Kerberos and so the final setup ends up being HBase Thrift in HTTP mode
>>> with Kerberos.
>>> While setting up the HBase Thrift server with HTTP, there were a
>>> significant amount of 401 errors where the HBase Thrift wasn't able to
>>> handle the incoming Kerberos request. Documentation online is sparse when
>>> it comes to setting up the principal/keytab for HTTP Kerberos.
>>> I noticed that the HBase Thrift HTTP implementation was missing SPNEGO
>>> principal/keytab like other Thrift based servers (HiveServer2). It looks
>>> like HiveServer2 Thrift implementation and HBase Thrift v1 implementation
>>> were very close to the same at one point. I made the following changes to
>>> HBase Thrift v1 server implementation to make it work:
>>> * add SPNEGO principal/keytab if in HTTP mode
>>> * return 401 immediately if no authorization header instead of waiting
>>> for
>>> try/catch down in program flow
>>> The code changes are available here:
>>> https://github.com/risdenk/hortonworks-hbase-release/compare
>>> /HDP-
>>> Does this seem like the right approach?
>>> The same types of changes should apply to master as well. If this looks
>>> reasonable, I can create a JIRA and generate patch against Apache HBase
>>> master.
>>> Side note: I saw the notes about HBase Thrift v1 was meant to go away at
>>> some point but looks like it is still being depended on.
>>> Kevin Risden

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