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From "Vihang Karajgaonkar (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-13589) beeline - support prompt for password with '-u' option
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2016 23:26:20 GMT


Vihang Karajgaonkar commented on HIVE-13589:

Hi [~Ke Jia] I think I have some ideas to work around the issue which we discussed in HIVE-14717.
Since I have already spend some time on this issue and I think I have a patch which is almost
ready, is it okay if I work on this JIRA? Please let me know. Thanks!

> beeline - support prompt for password with '-u' option
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-13589
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Beeline
>            Reporter: Thejas M Nair
>            Assignee: Ke Jia
>             Fix For: 2.2.0
>         Attachments: HIVE-13589.1.patch, HIVE-13589.2.patch, HIVE-13589.3.patch, HIVE-13589.4.patch,
HIVE-13589.5.patch, HIVE-13589.6.patch
> Specifying connection string using commandline options in beeline is convenient, as it
gets saved in shell command history, and it is easy to retrieve it from there.
> However, specifying the password in command prompt is not secure as it gets displayed
on screen and saved in the history.
> It should be possible to specify '-p' without an argument to make beeline prompt for

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