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Hadoop Operations and Cluster Management Cookbook by Shumin Guo

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Configuring job authorization with ACL

Hadoop provides two levels of job authorization: job level and queue level. When job authorization is enabled, the JobTracker will authenticate users who submit jobs to the cluster. Users' operations on jobs and queues will also be authenticated by the JobTracker. In this recipe, we will show steps to configure job authorization with ACLs.

Getting ready

We assume that our Hadoop cluster has been properly configured without any problems.

Log in to the master node from the administrator machine with the following command:

ssh hduser@master

How to do it...

Use the following steps to configure job authorization with ACLs:

  1. Enable job ACL authorization by adding the following property to the $HADOOP_HOME/conf/mapred-site.xml ...

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