Configuring Authentication

Both the MCS UI and apiserver (that processes REST API calls) require one of the following method of authentication:

  • Basic authentication (with a username and password) on secure and non-secure clusters. Refer to documentation for information on setting up username, password, and permissions for accessing MCS and REST API calls.
  • Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation Mechanism (SPNEGO) on secure clusters to authenticate REST calls to the MapR Control System (MCS) and access the resources directly. Refer to documentation for information on configuring SPNEGO for MCS and REST API calls.
  • Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) for password verification. Refer to documentation for information on configuring PAM for MCS and REST API calls.

For information on using the MCS UI, maprcli commands, and the REST APIs, refer to topics under 6.1 Administration.