Ranger REST API documentation

The Ranger REST API provides a framework to enable, monitor and manage comprehensive data security across the Hadoop platform.

Apache Ranger currently provides a centralized security administration, fine grain access control and detailed auditing for user access within Apache Hadoop, Apache Hive, Apache HBase and other Apache components. The Ranger REST API documentation is served on the same host and port as the Ranger Admin Web UI, and does not require an extra process or extra configuration. The API supports HTTP Basic Authentication, accepting the same users and credentials as the Ranger Admin Web UI.

You can also access the Ranger API documentation using the Swagger user interface from Cloudera Manager. From CM, go to Ranger > Ranger Admin Web UI .

To view the Ranger REST API documentation:
  1. Log in to the Ranger Admin Web UI.
  2. Open the Ranger Admin menu.
  3. Select API Documentation.

    The Ranger REST API is published as html, using the Swagger UI, at a url that has the following format:

    http://<cdp-host-name>.root.hwx.site:6080/apidocs/swagger.json