Explanation and diagram of the layers that are applied in order to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data to meet the most robust of regulatory requirements.

Security architecture improvements

To comply with the regulatory standards of a level 3 implementation, customers will create network topologies that ensure only privileged administrators are able to access core CDP services with applications, analysts and developers limited to appropriate gateway services such as Hue and appropriate management and monitoring web interfaces. The addition of Apache Knox significantly simplifies the provisioning of secure access with users benefiting from robust single sign on. Apache Ranger consolidates security policy management with tag based access controls, robust auditing and integration with existing corporate directories.

Logical Architecture

The cluster architecture can be split across a number of zones as illustrated in the following diagram:

Outside the perimeter are source data and applications, the gateway zones are where administrators and applications will interact with the core cluster zones where the work is performed. These are then supported by the data tier where configuration and key material is maintained. Services in each zone use a combination of kerberos and transport layer security (TLS) to authenticate connections and APIs calls between the respective host roles, this allows authorization policies to be enforced and audit events to be captured. Cloudera Manager will generate credentials either directly against a local KDC or via an intermediary in the corporate directory. Similarly, Cloudera Manager Auto-TLS enables per host certificates to be generated and signed by established certificate authorities. If necessary, authority can be delegated to Cloudera Manager to sign the certificates in order to simplify the implementation. The following sections go into more detail as to how each aspect can be implemented.