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From "Vihang Karajgaonkar (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-13589) beeline - support prompt for password with '-u' option
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:09:20 GMT


Vihang Karajgaonkar commented on HIVE-13589:

[~Ke Jia] you can definitely continue working on this patch if you want. I have published
my patch privately on which you can use as a reference
if you want. It has a alternative implementation for this issue along with the test cases.
Thanks a lot!

> 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, HIVE-13589.7.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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