Administering Ambari
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Accessing Cloudera's private repositories with Ambari

Ambari will not be fully functional after 31st of January 2021. To continue using all the features of this version of Ambari, a paywalled version is made available to you. To upgrade to that version follow this 2-step process.
As of January 31, 2021, all downloads of HDP and Ambari require a username and password and use a modified URL. You must use the modified URL, including the username and password when downloading the repository content.

Upgrade Ambari to

Ambari needs to be upgraded from to so that you can download repository files and binaries behind the paywall and continue using the existing functionality. The instructions are the same as the Apache Ambari Upgrade section, but the repository URLs must be replaced as listed in the Ambari Repositories section. For more information, see Ambari Repositories.

To access the binaries, you must have the required authentication credentials (username and password).

Authentication credentials for new customers and partners are provided in an email sent from Cloudera to registered support contacts. Existing users can file a non-technical case in the support portal ( to obtain credentials.

After you receive your authentication credentials, use them to form the URL where you can access the Ambari repository in the Ambari archive, as shown below. Insert your username and password in the beginning -of the URL as shown in the following example:


Change the HDP repo baseUrl

Along with the Ambari paywalled repositories HDP is also moved behind the paywall. The version definition baseURL must be updated with the new address that includes the username and password. You can follow this guide to update the baseURL. The HDP repository URLs’ must replaced as listed in the HDP 3.1.0 Repositories section. For more information, see HDP 3.1.0 Repositories.