Configure authentication using Kerberos (SPNEGO)

Cloudera Manager 6.3 and higher support Kerberos authentication using SPNEGO for the Admin Console as well as the API.

  1. If you have not already done so, enable Kerberos for cluster services.
  2. Navigate to Administration > Settings.
  3. Enter SPNEGO in the Search field.
  4. Select the Enable SPNEGO/Kerberos Authentication for the Admin Console and API checkbox. Leave the other SPNEGO settings blank to allow Cloudera Manager to automatically generate the principal and keytab.
  5. Click Save Changes.
  6. Restart Cloudera Manager Server.