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From Nitin Pawar <>
Subject Re: How to prevent user drop table in Hive metadata?
Date Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:04:23 GMT
So, If I get it right

you are looking for role level authorizations?
like what all a user can do and what it can not do?

On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 1:15 AM, Biswajit Nayak

> Hi Echo,
> I dont think there is any to prevent this. I had the same concern in
> hbase, but found out that it is assumed that user using the system are very
> much aware of it.  I am into hive from last 3 months, was looking for some
> kind of way here, but no luck till now..
> Thanks
> Biswa
> On 23 Nov 2013 01:06, "Echo Li" <> wrote:
>> Good Friday!
>> I was trying to apply certain level of security in our hive data
>> warehouse, by modifying access mode of directories and files on hdfs to 755
>> I think it's good enough for a new user to remove data, however the user
>> still can drop the table definition in hive cli, seems the "revoke" doesn't
>> help much, is there any way to prevent this?
>> Thanks,
>> Echo
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