-Re: Change in 'accumulo init' behavior
Christopher 2013-02-03, 01:37
I created a few sub-tasks on ACCUMULO-259 to represent this, and some of
the other conversations on this topic that have occurred.
Christopher L Tubbs II
On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Keith Turner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 12:19 AM, Christopher <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > David, John-
> > This is a good point. I think it'd be better to retain the previous
> > behavior, for backwards compatibility, or eliminate all these prompts
> > entirely (my preference is the latter). If I may speak about the original
> > design of the user management functionality, the whole point of a "root"
> > user in the first place was to provide a basis for managing other users.
> > However, this role is obsoleted by any pluggable authentication
> > because those alternate implementations may have drastically different
> > management capabilities, and the root user is no longer required.
> > A large part of my overall criticism of the new authentication model is
> > this intermingling of pluggable authentication mechanisms with Accumulo's
> > former API for user management. I find it difficult to get behind a
> > pluggable authentication system that still tightly coupled to the
> > user management functionality (except where needed for backwards
> > compatibility with the user/password)... mainly, because I thought the
> > whole point of pluggable authentication (or at least, the best argument
> > it) was to unlink these, and allow user- and authorization-management
> > external to Accumulo.
> Did you open jira issues? Want to get the API for 1.5 right since we
> will have to live with it for a while.
> > --
> > Christopher L Tubbs II
> > http://gravatar.com/ctubbsii
> > On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 11:50 PM, John Vines <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> Yes, this has changed in trunk to support the pluggable authentication
> >> schemes.
> >> Sent from my phone, please pardon the typos and brevity.
> >> On Feb 1, 2013 11:36 PM, "David Medinets" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >> wrote:
> >> > The following command used to work:
> >> >
> >> > su accumulo -c "/usr/local/accumulo/bin/accumulo init
> >> > --clear-instance-name --instance-name instance --password secret"
> >> >
> >> > but now it is asking for a name:
> >> >
> >> > Enter name for initial root user ( root):
> >> >
> >> > I can easily update my script to use --username but wanted to point
> >> > out this behaviour change.
> >> >