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Able to access HBASE shell in kerberos secured cluster without authentication

Question asked by cronysatish on Dec 9, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2017 by aalvarez

I have configured kerberos on mapr and I a question on hbase access.


I got an error when I ran below command which is as expected as I did not authenticate using maprlogin kerberos.


]# hadoop fs -ls /
ls: failure to login: Unable to obtain MapR credentials


However, I am able to login into hbase using hbase shell and do any activity. Can anyone please put some light on this.


hbase shell
HBase Shell; enter 'help<RETURN>' for list of supported commands.
Type "exit<RETURN>" to leave the HBase Shell
Version 1.1.1-mapr-1602, rb861ca48ca25c69cf7f02b64b7a3d5c92dc310c5, Mon Feb 22 20:52:10 UTC 2016

Not all HBase shell commands are applicable to MapR tables.
Consult MapR documentation for the list of supported commands.