Authorization in MapR

Describes the basics of authorization including Access Control Lists and Access Control Expressions.

MapR supports Access Control Lists (ACLs) in a number of areas, including for regulating user privileges to the job queue and cluster. MapR also uses ACLs to control administrative access to volumes (administrative access is distinct from data access).

MapR also provides a more powerful authorization model known as Access Control Expressions. ACEs allow you to control access using powerful boolean logic expressions. ACEs can be used to control data access to MapR tables, files, directories, volumes, and streams. The MapR file system also supports standard POSIX filesystem permission levels.

The Configuring MapR Security section contains procedures for setting up and modifying ACLs and ACEs for the cluster, the volumes on the cluster, the job queue, the MapR file system, and the natively stored MapR tables and streams.