Installing Ranger KMS

Use these steps to install Ranger KMS with its associated keystore database.

  1. On the cluster home page, click the More Options (ellipsis) icon, then click Add Service.
  2. Select Ranger KMS, then click Continue.
  3. On the Assign Roles page, click Continue.
  4. On the Setup Database page, enter the Ranger KMS Database host name, database name, user name, and password, then click Test Connection. After the database connection is successful, click Continue.
  5. On the Review Changes page, enter a master key password for Ranger KMS, then click Continue.
  6. On the Command Details page, select run options, then click Continue.
  7. Click Finish on the Summary page.
  8. The Ranger KMS service appears in the Cloudera Manager cluster components list. If Ranger KMS was not started by the installation wizard, you can start the service by clicking Actions > Start in the Ranger KMS service.
  9. In Cloudera Manager, select the Ranger service, click Ranger Admin Web UI, then log in as the Ranger KMS user (the default credentials are keyadmin/admin123). Click the Edit icon for the cm_kms service, then update the KMS URL property.
    • Use the following format:


    • Change the host name from localhost to the KMS host name. The default port is 9292. For example:


    • If SSL is enabled, use https and port 9494. For example:


    Click Save to save your changes.

  10. Restart all services with stale configurations.
  11. In Cloudera Manager click the Ranger KMS service, then select Actions > Create Ranger Plugin Audit Directory. The Ranger KMS service is now ready to use and you should be able to validate Ranger KMS policy enforcement.