Creating a Hue user

You can create new Hue users and superusers from the Hue web UI and assign them to groups so that they can view and access Hue as per the permissions granted to them.

Per user home directories are created on HDFS when you create a new user in Hue, which the user can use to store and retrieve files using the Hue File Browser. To prevent unauthorized access by other Hue users, add the following lines in Cloudera Manager > Clusters > Hue > Configuration > Hue Service Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for hue_safety_valve.ini:

Set use_home_dir_permissions to false to use the HDFS umask.

  1. Sign in to the Hue UI as a superuser.
  2. From the left assist panel, point your cursor to the user profile icon and click Manage Users.

    The User Admin page is displayed.
  3. On the User Admin page, click Add User.
    The Create user page is displayed.
  4. Enter the username and password for the user that you are adding on the Credentials tab.
    To create a separate Hue home directory for the user, select the Create home directory option.
    Click Next.
  5. On the Profile and Group tab, create a profile for the user by entering the details such as name and email address.
    At this point, if you have already created a group(s) that you want to assign to the user, then select it from the list displayed in the Groups field.
    A user can be a part of more than one group.
    Click Next.
  6. (Optional) On the Advanced tab, select the Superuser status option to make this user a superuser and click Add user.
    The new user is displayed on the Users page.