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To enable the Ranger HBase plugin on a Kerberos-enabled cluster, perform the steps described below.

  1. Create the system (OS) user rangerhbaselookup. Make sure this user is synced to Ranger Admin (under users/groups tab in the Ranger Admin UI).

  2. Create a Kerberos principal for rangerhbaselookup by entering the following command:

    • kadmin.local -q 'addprinc -pw rangerhbaselookup

  3. Navigate to the HBase service.

  4. Click the Config tab and go to advanced ranger-hbase-plugin-properties.

  5. Update the following properties with the values listed in the table below.

    Table 3.21. HBase Plugin Properties

    Configuration Property NameValue
    Ranger service config
    Ranger service config passwordrangerhbaselookup

  6. After updating these properties, click Save and then restart the HBase service.