Installing Apache Ranger
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Additional Ranger Plugin Steps for Kerberos: HBase

How to enable the Ranger HBase plugin on a Kerberos cluster.

This procedure assumes that you have already completed “Customize Services: Plugins”.

  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: 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 1. HBase Plugin Properties
    Configuration Property Name Value
    Ranger service config user
    Ranger service config password rangerhbaselookup blank
  6. After updating these properties, click Save and then restart the HBase service.