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From "Edward Capriolo (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HIVE-78) Authentication infrastructure for Hive
Date Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:57:57 GMT


Edward Capriolo commented on HIVE-78:


First, let me say you have probably come along much farther then me on this issue.

Your approach is too strong. Hive is an open-community process. Through it is not very detailed
we have loosely agreed on a spec (above), in that spec we have decided not to store username/password
information in hive. Rather upstream is still going to be responsible for this information.
We also agreed on syntax.

You should not throw up a new spec, and some code, and say something along the lines of  "We
are going to take over and do it this way". Imagine if each jira issue you working on you
were 20% to 50% done. And then someone jumped in and said "I already finished it a different
way", that would be rather annoying. It would be a "first patch wins" system. 

First, before you are going to write a line of code you should let someone know your intention
to work on it. Otherwise what is the point of having two people work on something where one
version gets thrown away? It is a waste, and this would be the second issue this has happened
to me. 

Second even if you want to starting coding it up it has to be what people agreed on. We agreed
not to store user/pass (hadoop will be doing this upstream soon), and we agreed on syntax,
if you want to reopen that issue you should discuss it before coding it. It has to be good
for the community, not just your deployment.

So where do we go from here? Do we go back to the design phase and describe all the syntax
we want to support?

> Authentication infrastructure for Hive
> --------------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-78
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hadoop Hive
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Server Infrastructure
>            Reporter: Ashish Thusoo
>            Assignee: Edward Capriolo
>         Attachments: hive-78-metadata-v1.patch, hive-78-syntax-v1.patch, hive-78.diff
> Allow hive to integrate with existing user repositories for authentication and authorization

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