MapR 5.0 Documentation : Connecting to Hive Metastore

The connection requirements Hive Metastore clients use to connect to Hive Metastore is based on the Hive Metastore Authentication method: 

Authentication MethodConnection Requirements
MapR-SASL

Client nodes require the following:

Kerberos

Client nodes require the following:

No Authentication If the cluster is secure, client nodes require a MapR ticket.