Other than the mentioned security mechanisms, a few security frameworks are being developed. These frameworks are being developed to simplify the security configurations for a cluster administrator. This section will cover a basic overview of the Apache Ranger and Knox projects.
Apache Ranger is an incubator project that provides a framework for central management of the Hadoop security policies. It provides a central UI and REST APIs to manage security policies for the Hadoop cluster.
This consists of three components:
User group sync
The current release (0.4) supports security administration for the following technologies/frameworks—Hadoop HDFS, Hive, HBase, Storm, and Knox. The next release (0.5) is focused to support authorization and auditing for YARN services. It'll provide support for managing and auditing ACLs for YARN queues.
To read more about Apache Ranger, you can refer to the official website at http://ranger.incubator.apache...