This is documentation for MapR Version 5.0. You can also refer to MapR documentation for the latest release.

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The design of the MapR security architecture takes into account the main threats to a secure cluster. By default, MapR provides basic authorization functionality and some authentication as follows:

Security FeatureDescription
Filesystem permissions

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MapR-FS is a POSIX-like file system. You can set user permissions as you would on any other Linux system.
Clustervolume, and job queue Access Control Lists (ACLs)

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You can specify the actions that a given user can perform on each of these cluster elements.
Access Control Expressions (ACEs) for natively stored MapR-DB tables

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ACEs control which areas of the tables users or groups can access.
Username/password login authentication to the MapR Control System (MCS) through Pluggable Access Modules (PAM)

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You can use any registry that has a PAM module.

 

Wire-level security (WLS) is disabled by default. When WLS is enabled, MapR upgrades its security to use network-safe authentication and encryption:

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