Hadoop Auth is a Java library consisting of a client and a server components to enable Kerberos SPNEGO authentication for HTTP.
Hadoop Auth also supports additional authentication mechanisms on the client and the server side via 2 simple interfaces.
Hadoop Auth is distributed under Apache License 2.0.
Hadoop Auth enforces authentication on protected resources, once authentiation has been established it sets a signed HTTP Cookie that contains an authentication token with the user name, user principal, authentication type and expiration time.
Subsequent HTTP client requests presenting the signed HTTP Cookie have access to the protected resources until the HTTP Cookie expires.