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MapReduce, mail # user - Expected behavior of nested UserGroupInformation

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Expected behavior of nested UserGroupInformation
Bertrand Dechoux 2012-09-12, 10:28

I am using UserGroupInformation.doAs(...) in order to launch a job
programmatically from a remote application.
I was wondering : what is the expected behavior of nested

Is it the same as with Jaas? Which is, if I am not mistaken, the last inner
'subject' is used?
If that's the case, UserGroupInformation can not be used to enforce that a
given code will be executed with the provided user, as the action might
nest a inner call with its own user.
That might be a security threat if there is not authentication (like

Can someone confirm/infirm that?