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From "Jarek Jarcec Cecho (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SQOOP-1364) When we try to execute a saved Sqoop job, no matter what, it always prompts for a password
Date Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:51:08 GMT

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Jarek Jarcec Cecho commented on SQOOP-1364:

I believe that the observed behavior is fully expected and documented:


You can either allow Sqoop to store the password in metastore (insecure) or use {{--password-file}}

> When we try to execute a saved Sqoop job, no matter what, it always prompts for a password
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SQOOP-1364
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SQOOP-1364
>             Project: Sqoop
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: tools
>    Affects Versions: 1.4.3
>            Reporter: Sai Karthik Ganguru
> When an already existing Sqoop job is executed, it always prompts for a password. Even
if we include --password in the CLI:
> $sqoop job --exec PHL -- --password abcd
> *PHL is the stored Sqoop job name.
> After executing the above command, it prompts for a password and even if we enter some
junk value (not necessarily the password) it continues to execute fine.
> Steps to be taken:
> Either it should not prompt for a password when we pass the --password parameter
> or
> If the Sqoop job was intended to prompt for a password always, then it should not take
any junk value that is passed onto it.
> Note: If we can remove the prompt for a password when the --password option is used in
the command, this will benefit people running Sqoop jobs through schedulers like Autosys (which
will not be responsive to the password prompts that the Sqoop job throws).

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