Impersonation via HBase REST Gateway

Impersonation enables access to tables via user IDs other than the user that runs the Gateway.

You can enable user impersonation to access MapR Database tables via the HBase REST Gateway. This feature is not supported in earlier combinations of MapR and HBase packages.

Impersonation is only supported if the REST Gateway is running as the mapr user (MAPR_USER).

You can enable impersonation via the Gateway on both non-secure and secure MapR clusters (secured using either MapR SASL or Kerberos). MapR Database does not support gateway impersonation using a Thrift interface.

Note: Impersonation for HBase REST Gateway is enabled by default on secure clusters.