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Before you enable Kerberos, your cluster must meet the following prerequisites. (Note: Links point to Ambari version If your cluster runs a different version of Ambari, refer to the Ambari document for your version of software.)


Ambari-managed cluster with Storm installed and running.

  • Ambari Version or later

  • Stack version HDP 2.4.0 or later

Installing, Configuring, and Deploying a HDP Cluster in Automated Install with Ambari
Key Distribution Center (KDC) server installed and running.Installing and Configuring the KDC
JCE installed on all hosts on the cluster (including the Ambari server).Enabling Kerberos Authentication Using Ambari

When all prerequisites are fulfilled, enable Kerberos security. For more information, see Running the Kerberos Security Wizard.