Ranger KMS overview

Apache Ranger Key Management Service (KMS) provides a centralized key management service that allows you to create, manage, and store encryption keys used for data encryption and decryption across various Hadoop ecosystem components. By integrating with Apache Ranger, it offers robust security features, including fine-grained authorization, auditing, and policies management for encryption keys.

Key features of Apache Ranger KMS include:

  • Centralized key management

    Simplifies the management of encryption keys across your Hadoop ecosystem.

  • Fine-grained authorization

    Allows administrators to define detailed access policies for encryption keys, ensuring only authorized users and applications can use them.

  • Comprehensive auditing

    Tracks all key-related activities, providing detailed logs and reports for compliance and security audits.

  • Seamless integration

    Works seamlessly with Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) encryption and other Hadoop ecosystem components, enhancing overall data security.