incubator-cassandra-user mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Chandrasekhar M <>
Subject Custom Authentication with Cassandra
Date Tue, 19 Jul 2011 10:50:19 GMT

We are trying out Custom Authentication  (with Database) with Cassandra, by implementing IAuthenticator
interface. We are storing the following details in a properties file and passing the location
of the properties file as a startup parameter to Cassandra

1.       DB URL

2.       DB User Name

3.       DB Password

4.       JDBC Driver class

5.       Table name containing the userid,password.

When a user logs in, we are validating against the data stored in the database. Currently
we are storing the userid/password in the database in plain text.

We are facing one issue with this approach, ie, we are not able to restrict the access for
user with blank user name and password (default user).

If one logs into the client (Cassandra Cli) without a userid or password, an exception is
thrown, but login happens into the shell as default@unknown.

Is there a way to restrict this  ? or this is the expected behavior ?

Thanks in Advance.


Register for Impetus Webinar on 'Device Side Performance Optimization of Mobile Apps', July
08 (10:00 am Pacific Time). Impetus is presenting a Cassandra case study on July 11 as a sponsor
for Cassandra SF 2011 in San Francisco.

Click to know more. Follow us on

NOTE: This message may contain information that is confidential, proprietary, privileged or
otherwise protected by law. The message is intended solely for the named addressee. If received
in error, please destroy and notify the sender. Any use of this email is prohibited when received
in error. Impetus does not represent, warrant and/or guarantee, that the integrity of this
communication has been maintained nor that the communication is free of errors, virus, interception
or interference.

View raw message