Security Capabilities

Describes authentication, authorization, and encryption capabilities. A secure MapR environment is predicated on authentication, authorization, and encryption capabilities.

Restricting access to a specified set of users. Robust authentication prevents third parties from representing themselves as legitimate users.
Restricting an authenticated user's capabilities on the system. MapR provides sophisticated authorization controls to ensure that users can perform only the activities for which they have permissions, such as data access, job submission, cluster administration, etc. These permissions can be granted by an administrator via the browser-based MapR Control System (MCS) management and monitoring interface or command line utilities.
Restricting an external party's ability to read data. Data transmission between nodes in a secure MapR cluster is encrypted, preventing an attacker with access to that communication from gaining information about the transmission's contents.