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

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  1. Determine which authentication methods are supported for each component and its clients. See the following topics:
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  2. Configure authentication for Hive components and their clients. See the following topics:
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  3. Determine how clients connect to each component. See Connecting to Hive.

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MapR ClusterHive Metastore (Remote) AuthenticationHiveServer 2 Authentication OptionsWebHCat Authentication Options
Secure

No authentication

  • No authentication
  • Kerberos
  • LDAP Authentication
  • PAM
  • Custom
  • MapR-SASL

PAM

Secure

Kerberos

Kerberos

Kerberos with SPNEGO

Secure

MapR-SASL(default)*

MapR-SASL (default)*

PAM

Not Secure

No authentication

  • No authentication
  • LDAP
  • PAM
  • Custom

Simple authentication with user.name only

*As of Hive 0.13-1504 and Hive 1.0-1504, Hive Metastore supports MapR-SASL and MapR-SASL is enabled by default when the MapR cluster is secure.

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MapR ClusterHive Metastore (Remote) AuthenticationHiveServer 2 Authentication Options
Secure

No authentication

No authentication

Secure

No authentication

Kerberos
Secure

No authentication

LDAP
Secure

No authentication

PAM (default)*
Secure

No authentication

Custom
Secure

No authentication

MapR-SASL*
Secure

Kerberos

Kerberos

Secure

MapR-SASL (default)*

MapR-SASL*

Not Secure

No authentication

  • No authentication
  • LDAP
  • PAM(default)*
  • Custom

*As of Hive 0.13-1510, Hive 1.0-1510, and Hive 1.2.1-1510, PAM and MapR-SASL are enabled by default when the cluster is secure. In Hive 0.13-1508 and Hive 1.0-1508, PAM is enabled by default when the cluster is secure. In Hive 0.13-1504 and Hive 1.0-1504, MapR-SASL is supported and enabled by default when the MapR cluster is secure.

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