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Hadoop 2.x Administration Cookbook by Gurmukh Singh

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Configuring auditing

In this recipe, we will touch base upon auditing in Hadoop, which is important to keep track of who did what and at what time. All users must hold accountability for their actions, and to make that possible, we need to track the activities of users by enabling audit logs. There are two audit logs, one for users and the other for services, which help to answer important questions such as Who touched my files? Is data accessed from protected IPs?

Getting ready

For this recipe, you will again need a running cluster with HDFS and YARN. Users must have completed the Configuring multi-node cluster recipe.

How to do it...

  1. Connect to the nn1.cluster1.com master node and switch to user hadoop.
  2. The file where these changes will be made is ...

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