Book Image

Securing Hadoop

By : Sudheesh Narayan
Book Image

Securing Hadoop

By: Sudheesh Narayan

Overview of this book

Security of Big Data is one of the biggest concerns for enterprises today. How do we protect the sensitive information in a Hadoop ecosystem? How can we integrate Hadoop security with existing enterprise security systems? What are the challenges in securing Hadoop and its ecosystem? These are the questions which need to be answered in order to ensure effective management of Big Data. Hadoop, along with Kerberos, provides security features which enable Big Data management and which keep data secure. This book is a practitioner's guide for securing a Hadoop-based Big Data platform. This book provides you with a step-by-step approach to implementing end-to-end security along with a solid foundation of knowledge of the Hadoop and Kerberos security models. This practical, hands-on guide looks at the security challenges involved in securing sensitive data in a Hadoop-based Big Data platform and also covers the Security Reference Architecture for securing Big Data. It will take you through the internals of the Hadoop and Kerberos security models and will provide detailed implementation steps for securing Hadoop. You will also learn how the internals of the Hadoop security model are implemented, how to integrate Enterprise Security Systems with Hadoop security, and how you can manage and control user access to a Hadoop ecosystem seamlessly. You will also get acquainted with implementing audit logging and security incident monitoring within a Big Data platform.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Securing Hadoop
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Chapter 4. Securing the Hadoop Ecosystem

In Chapter 3, Setting Up a Secured Hadoop Cluster, we looked at how to set up Kerberos authentication for HDFS and MapReduce components within a secured Hadoop cluster. But in our secured Big Data journey, this is only half done. The Hadoop ecosystem consists of various components such as Hive, Oozie, and HBase. We need to secure all the other Hadoop ecosystem components. In this chapter, we will look at the each of the ecosystem components and the various security challenges for each of these components, and how to set up secured authentication and user authorization for each of them.

Each ecosystem component has its own security challenges and needs to be configured uniquely based on its architecture to secure them. Each of these ecosystem components has end users directly accessing the component or a backend service accessing the Hadoop core components (HDFS and MapReduce).

The following are the topics that we'll be covering in this chapter:

  • Configuring...