HBase Authorization

After configuring HBase authentication, you must define rules on resources that are allowed to access. Apache Ranger manages access control through a user interface that ensures consistent policy administration across Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) Data Lake components.

Once a user has been authenticated, their access rights must be determined. Authorization defines user access rights to resources. Authorization is concerned with who or what has access or control over a given resource or service. For example, a user may be allowed to create a policy and view reports, but not allowed to edit users and groups. HBase rules can be defined for individual tables, columns, and cells within a table.

For more information about how to set up HBase authorization using Ranger, see Configure a Resource-based Service: HBase, and then Configure a Resource-based Policy: HBase.