Installing Apache Ranger
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Installing Ranger Using Ambari Overview

Apache Ranger can be installed either manually using the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) or the Ambari User Interface (UI). The Ranger service option will be made available through the Add Service wizard after the HDP cluster is installed using the installation wizard.

Once Ambari has been installed and configured, you can use the Add Service wizard to install the following components:

  • Ranger Admin

  • Ranger UserSync

  • Ranger Key Management Service

After these components are installed and started, you can enable Ranger plugins by navigating to each individual Ranger service (HDFS, HBase, Hiveserver2, Storm, Knox, YARN, and Kafka) and modifying the configuration under advanced ranger-<service>-plugin-properties.

Note that when you enable a Ranger plugin, you will need to restart the component.

Enabling Apache Storm or Apace Kafka requires you to enable Kerberos. To enable Kerberos on your cluster, see “Configuring Authentication with Kerberos”.