Known Issues in Apache Atlas

This topic describes known issues and workarounds for using Atlas in this release of Cloudera Runtime.

REST /search/fulltext endpoint not supported
The REST API endpoint for /search/fulltext is no longer used and returns an error.
Workaround: Use the /search/basic or /search/dsl endpoints instead.
Cloudera JIRA: CDPD-3259
Configuration change required to import metadata for Kafka topics into Atlas
When using the bridge script for importing Kafka topics into Atlas, the topics present in Kafka are not imported because a configuration property is missing. This script is in the Atlas service packaging found in the CDP runtime distribution parcel.
Workaround: The following steps allow you to import Kafka topics to Atlas using
  • Login to the node where Atlas Server / Atlas Gateway role and Kafka Server role is available.
  • Edit /etc/atlas/conf/ and update the property atlas.kafka.zookeeper.connect to have the Kafka's zookeeper.chroot appended to the existing value.

    Existing value: - atlas.kafka.zookeeper.connect=zookeeper-node: zookeeper-port

    Updated value: - atlas.kafka.zookeeper.connect=zookeeper-node: zookeeper-portkafka-zookeeper-chroot

Cloudera JIRA: OPSAPS-52224
Table alias values are not found in search
When table names are changed, Atlas keeps the old name of the table in a list of aliases. These values are not included in the search index in this release, so after a table name is changed, searching on the old table name will not return the entity for the table.
Workaround: None.
Cloudera JIRA: CDPD-3208
Hive lineage missing for INSERT OVERWRITE queries
Lineage is not generated for Hive INSERT OVERWRITE queries on partitioned tables. Lineage is generated as expected for CTAS queries from partitioned tables.
Workaround: None.
Cloudera JIRA: CDPD-3160
Logging out of Atlas does not manage the external authentication
At this time, Atlas does not communicate a log-out event with the external authentication management, Apache Knox. When you log out of Atlas, you can still open the instance of Atlas from the same web browser without re-authentication.
Workaround: To prevent access to Atlas after logging out, close all browser windows and exit the browser.
Cloudera JIRA: CDPD-3125
Ranking of top results in free-text search not intuitive
The Free-text search feature ranks results based on which attributes match the search criteria. The attribute ranking is evolving and therefore the choice of top results may not be intuitive in this release.
Workaround: If you don't find what you need in the top 5 results, use the full results or refine the search.
Cloudera JIRA: CDPD-1892
Free text search in Atlas is case sensitive
The free text search bar in the top of the screen allows you to search across entity types and through all text attributes for all entities. The search shows the top 5 results that match the search terms at any place in the text (*term* logic). It also shows suggestions that match the search terms that begin with the term (term* logic). However, in this release, the search results are case-sensitive.
Workaround: If you don't see the results you expect, repeat the search changing the case of the search terms.
Workaround: None.
Cloudera JIRA: CDPD-1884
Queries with ? wildcard return unexpected results
DSL queries in Advanced Search return incorrect results when the query text includes a question mark (?) wildcard character. This problem occurs in environments where trusted proxy for Knox is enabled, which is always the case for CDP.
Workaround: None.
Cloudera JIRA: CDPD-1823
Extra WARN messages from Solr in the Atlas log
Communication between JanuGraph and Solr for some entity attributes included in the search index produces a large number of WARN messages in the Atlas logs. Other than increasing the volume of messages in the logs, no functionality is affected.
Workaround: These messages can be ignored.
Cloudera JIRA: CDPD-1679
Guest users are redirected incorrectly
Authenticated users logging in to Atlas are redirected to the CDP Knox-based login page. However, if a guest user (without Atlas privileges) attempts to log in to Atlas, the user is redirected instead to the Atlas login page.
Workaround: To avoid this problem, open the Atlas Dashboard in a private or incognito browser window.
Cloudera JIRA: CDPD-1664