To add to Andrew's respons and to this specific part of the question:
"It is common practice to encrypt the password in configuration files."
I will say yes. Sqoop also is doing the same. You can specify a file where
the password is stored, and then protect this file, using --password-file.
At some point, this need to be stored somewhere, expect if you use some
specific external framework to manage that.
2014-07-25 16:54 GMT-04:00 Andrew Purtell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: