Getting Started with MapR Security

Describes two core scenarios that allow quick implementation of security features.

MapR 6.0 introduced enhanced security settings that simplify the process of creating secure clusters. For a brief intro, see Built-in Security in MapR.

To set up an initial secure cluster for MapR Core using minimal security:

  1. Enable wire-level security by running configure.sh.

    See Enabling Wire-level Security.

  2. Generate MapR user tickets to authenticate with your username and password.

    See the maprlogin password command in Generating a MapR User Ticket.

    See Generating a MapR User Ticket for more information.

  3. Decide which Ecosystem components to secure and with which authentication method.

    See the MapR Security Support Matrix.

  4. Configure each Ecosystem component with the appropriate authentication method.

    See the sections for individual Ecosystem components in the Ecosystem Components.

  5. (Optional) Turn on auditing for the cluster and for directories that contain sensitive data.

    See Enabling and Disabling Auditing of Cluster Administration and Enabling and Disabling Auditing of Data Access Operations for more information.

  6. (Optional) Enable authorization using ACEs for files, tables, streams, or volumes and ACLs for administrative activities that can be performed on the cluster.

    See Managing Access Control Expressions and Managing Access Control Lists for more information.

  7. (Optional) Enable impersonation.

    See Managing Impersonation for more information.

Note: If you wish to implement Ecosystem compenent security, see the sections for individual Ecosystem components in the Ecosystem Components and the MapR Security Support Matrix.