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Service Level Authorization is the initial authorization mechanism to ensure clients connecting to a particular Hadoop service have the necessary, pre-configured, permissions and are authorized to access the given service. For example, a MapReduce cluster can use this mechanism to allow a configured list of users/groups to submit jobs.
The $HADOOP_CONF_DIR/hadoop-policy.xml configuration file is used to define the access control lists for various Hadoop services.
Service Level Authorization is performed much before to other access control checks such as file-permission checks, access control on job queues etc.
This section describes how to configure service-level authorization via the configuration file $HADOOP_CONF_DIR/hadoop-policy.xml.
By default, service-level authorization is disabled for Hadoop. To enable it set the configuration property hadoop.security.authorization to true in $HADOOP_CONF_DIR/core-site.xml.
This section lists the various Hadoop services and their configuration knobs:
|security.client.protocol.acl||ACL for ClientProtocol, which is used by user code via the DistributedFileSystem.|
|security.client.datanode.protocol.acl||ACL for ClientDatanodeProtocol, the client-to-datanode protocol for block recovery.|
|security.datanode.protocol.acl||ACL for DatanodeProtocol, which is used by datanodes to communicate with the namenode.|
|security.inter.datanode.protocol.acl||ACL for InterDatanodeProtocol, the inter-datanode protocol for updating generation timestamp.|
|security.namenode.protocol.acl||ACL for NamenodeProtocol, the protocol used by the secondary namenode to communicate with the namenode.|
|security.inter.tracker.protocol.acl||ACL for InterTrackerProtocol, used by the tasktrackers to communicate with the jobtracker.|
|security.job.submission.protocol.acl||ACL for JobSubmissionProtocol, used by job clients to communciate with the jobtracker for job submission, querying job status etc.|
|security.task.umbilical.protocol.acl||ACL for TaskUmbilicalProtocol, used by the map and reduce tasks to communicate with the parent tasktracker.|
|security.refresh.policy.protocol.acl||ACL for RefreshAuthorizationPolicyProtocol, used by the dfsadmin and mradmin commands to refresh the security policy in-effect.|
|security.ha.service.protocol.acl||ACL for HAService protocol used by HAAdmin to manage the active and stand-by states of namenode.|
$HADOOP_CONF_DIR/hadoop-policy.xml defines an access control list for each Hadoop service. Every access control list has a simple format:
The list of users and groups are both comma separated list of names. The two lists are separated by a space.
Example: user1,user2 group1,group2.
Add a blank at the beginning of the line if only a list of groups is to be provided, equivalently a comma-separated list of users followed by a space or nothing implies only a set of given users.
A special value of * implies that all users are allowed to access the service.
If access control list is not defined for a service, the value of security.service.authorization.default.acl is applied. If security.service.authorization.default.acl is not defined, * is applied.
In some cases, it is required to specify blocked access control list for a service. This specifies the list of users and groups who are not authorized to access the service. The format of the blocked access control list is same as that of access control list. The blocked access control list can be specified via $HADOOP_CONF_DIR/hadoop-policy.xml. The property name is derived by suffixing with ".blocked".
Example: The property name of blocked access control list for security.client.protocol.acl>> will be <<<security.client.protocol.acl.blocked
For a service, it is possible to specify both an access control list and a blocked control list. A user is authorized to access the service if the user is in the access control and not in the blocked access control list.
If blocked access control list is not defined for a service, the value of security.service.authorization.default.acl.blocked is applied. If security.service.authorization.default.acl.blocked is not defined, empty blocked access control list is applied.
The service-level authorization configuration for the NameNode and JobTracker can be changed without restarting either of the Hadoop master daemons. The cluster administrator can change $HADOOP_CONF_DIR/hadoop-policy.xml on the master nodes and instruct the NameNode and JobTracker to reload their respective configurations via the -refreshServiceAcl switch to dfsadmin and mradmin commands respectively.
Refresh the service-level authorization configuration for the NameNode:
$ bin/hadoop dfsadmin -refreshServiceAcl
Refresh the service-level authorization configuration for the JobTracker:
$ bin/hadoop mradmin -refreshServiceAcl
Of course, one can use the security.refresh.policy.protocol.acl property in $HADOOP_CONF_DIR/hadoop-policy.xml to restrict access to the ability to refresh the service-level authorization configuration to certain users/groups.
Allow only users alice, bob and users in the mapreduce group to submit jobs to the MapReduce cluster:
<property> <name>security.job.submission.protocol.acl</name> <value>alice,bob mapreduce</value> </property>
Allow only DataNodes running as the users who belong to the group datanodes to communicate with the NameNode:
<property> <name>security.datanode.protocol.acl</name> <value>datanodes</value> </property>
Allow any user to talk to the HDFS cluster as a DFSClient:
<property> <name>security.client.protocol.acl</name> <value>*</value> </property>