Services and Security Management

Cloudera Navigator runs as two discrete roles—Navigator Audit Server and Navigator Metadata Server—in the context of Cloudera Manager Server. Features and configuration options available for these server-side processes are managed using the Cloudera Manager Admin Console. Management tasks include configuring filters to fine-tune audit event collection, tuning the Navigator Metadata Server for optimal performance, and configuring auditing for select services, for example.

Management tasks also include configuring security features, such as TLS/SSL to support HTTPS and client-server encrypted communications over the network. Another management task handled through the Cloudera Manager Admin Console is configuring Cloudera Navigator to use an LDAP directory service such as Active Directory or OpenLDAP. Configuring Cloudera Navigator users to be members of specific groups in one of these LDAP identity management systems is required in order to configure Cloudera Navigator user roles with the Cloudera Navigator console. This section provides the details.