Documentation Errata in Cloudera Runtime 7.1.7 SP1

You must be aware of the major enhancements or changes and additions or corrections to the components in Cloudera Runtime 7.1.7 SP1. Learn how the new improvements benefit you.


HWC Secure access mode: As part of the Cloudera Runtime 7.1.7 SP1 release, Hive Warehouse Connector (HWC) introduces the secure access mode that offers fine-grained access control (FGAC) column masking and row filtering to secure managed (ACID), or even external, Hive table data that you query from Spark. Secure access mode requires you to set up an HDFS staging location to temporarily store Hive files that users need to read from Spark. For details, see Reading data through HWC secure access mode.


  • You can now create a username for Hue that is 150 characters long. There is no longer a restriction of 30 characters for the Hue username.
  • You may not be able to use the pip command in CDP releases 7.1.7 and above and may see the following error when using pip in a command: “ImportError: cannot import name chardet”. For a workaround, see Unable to use pip command in CDP.


A new tool kudu master unsafe_rebuild is added to reconstruct the master catalog from tablet metadata collected from tablet servers. This can be used in emergencies to restore access to tables when all masters are unavailable.


Ranger has added support for the GCP Cloud and CipherTrust HSMs and enhanced the encryption algorithms supported for the Luna HSM. For details, see Integrating Components for Encrypting Data at Rest.

Platform Support Enhancements

New DB Versions: Maria DB 10.5 and PostgreSQL 14. For more information, see Cloudera Support Matrix.