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From "Sushanth Sowmyan (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-3705) Adding authorization capability to the metastore
Date Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:24:59 GMT


Sushanth Sowmyan commented on HIVE-3705:

@Shreepadma :

I've now updated the diff with a reference implementation of a StorageBasedAuthorizationProvider,
which is a port of HCatalog's HdfsAuthorizationProvider.
> Adding authorization capability to the metastore
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-3705
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Authorization, Metastore
>            Reporter: Sushanth Sowmyan
>            Assignee: Sushanth Sowmyan
>         Attachments: HIVE-3705.D6681.1.patch, HIVE-3705.D6681.2.patch, HIVE-3705.D6681.3.patch,
hive-backend-auth.git.patch, hivesec_investigation.pdf
> In an environment where multiple clients access a single metastore, and we want to evolve
hive security to a point where it's no longer simply preventing users from shooting their
own foot, we need to be able to authorize metastore calls as well, instead of simply performing
every metastore api call that's made.

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