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Re: HDFS authentication
You can setup Kerberos for HDFS or even the whole Hadoop. The link
contains detailed setup steps.


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:56 PM, Pinak Pani
> Does HDFS provide any build in authentication out of the box? I wanted to
> make explicit access to HDFS from Java. I wanted people to access HDFS using
> "username:password@hdfs://client.skynet.org:9000/user/data" or something
> like that.
> I am new to Hadoop. We are planning to use Hadoop mainly for Archiving and
> probably processing at a later time. The idea is customers can setup their
> own HDFS cluster and provide us the HDFS URL to dump the data to.
> Is it possible to have access to HDFS in a similar way we access databases
> using credential?
> Thanks.

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