Setting up an external account

As CDH Administrator, you need to create an External Account on the CDH cluster that has an access key and secret key pair for accessing the cloud storage used in the CDP environment.

You must raise a support case with Cloudera to provide the key pair.

You must have valid Amazon S3 credentials to access cloud storage for migrating data. You add the access key / secret key pair to the account to access CDP cloud storage s3a://<data lake bucket path>. The access key / secret key pair ensures that the external account configured on CDH can successfully access the S3 buckets used by Data Lake.

  1. In Cloudera ManagerAdministration, click Add Access Key Credentials.
  2. In Edit Credential, name the credential and enter the AWS Access Key ID and AWS Secret Key.
  3. Save changes,