Installing Apache Ranger
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Additional Ranger Plugin Steps for Kerberos: Hive

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

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

  1. Create the system (OS) user rangerhivelookup. Make sure this user is synced to Ranger Admin (under Settings>Users/Groups tab in the Ranger Admin UI).
  2. Create a Kerberos principal for rangerhivelookup: kadmin.local -q 'addprinc -pw rangerhivelookup
  3. Navigate to the Hive service.
  4. Click the Config tab and navigate to advanced ranger-hive-plugin-properties.
  5. Update the following properties with the values listed in the table below.
    Table 1. Hive Plugin Properties
    Configuration Property Name Value
    Ranger service config user
    Ranger service config password rangerhivelookup blank
  6. After updating these properties, click Save and then restart the Hive service.