Example of Multiple Tier Authorization

On the file system side, files can be protected either by using MapR Access Control Expressions (ACEs) that allow you to grant read/write/execute permissions for files or directories to a specific user or by using the mixed mode.

On the S3 side, the owner of the bucket can leverage bucket policies to grant access to other users.

Example Scenario

Tenant A creates bucket B1. The default bucket policy of read/write/execute access to the owner and no access to other tenants is applied to the bucket. This can be represented through UNIX permissions as 0700.

Tenant A calls the REST API for bucket policy resulting in the following policy to the B1:
"Version": "2012-10-17",
"Id": "ExamplePolicy01",
"Statement": [
     "Sid": "ExampleStatement01",
     "Effect": "Allow",
     "Principal": {
           “AWS”: “B”
      "Action": [
      "Resource": [

This policy is processed by the MapR Object Store allowing tenant B access and it assumes that the ACE is set up for the objects, as -readdir u:B | u:A ACE is applied to the bucket directory and -readfile u:B | u:A ACE to all existing files. In the mixed mode, tenant B would have access.