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From "Vihang Karajgaonkar (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-20992) Split the config "hive.metastore.dbaccess.ssl.properties" into more meaningful configs
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:02:00 GMT

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Vihang Karajgaonkar commented on HIVE-20992:
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Patch merged into master. Thanks for your contribution [~mramdenbourg]

> Split the config "hive.metastore.dbaccess.ssl.properties" into more meaningful configs
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-20992
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-20992
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Metastore, Security, Standalone Metastore
>    Affects Versions: 4.0.0
>            Reporter: Morio Ramdenbourg
>            Assignee: Morio Ramdenbourg
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 4.0.0
>
>         Attachments: HIVE-20992.2.patch, HIVE-20992.3.patch, HIVE-20992.4.patch, HIVE-20992.5.patch,
HIVE-20992.6.patch, HIVE-20992.7.patch, HIVE-20992.patch
>
>
> HIVE-13044 brought in the ability to enable TLS encryption from the HMS Service to the
HMSDB by configuring the following two properties:
>  # _javax.jdo.option.ConnectionURL_: JDBC connect string for a JDBC metastore. To use
SSL to encrypt/authenticate the connection, provide database-specific SSL flag in the connection
URL. (E.g. "jdbc:postgresql://myhost/db?ssl=true")
>  # _hive.metastore.dbaccess.ssl.properties_: Comma-separated SSL properties for metastore
to access database when JDO connection URL. (E.g. javax.net.ssl.trustStore=/tmp/truststore,javax.net.ssl.trustStorePassword=pwd)
> However, the latter configuration option is opaque and poses some problems. The most
glaring of which is it takes in _any_ [java.lang.System|https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/lang/System.html]
system property, whether it is [TLS-related|https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/security/jsse/JSSERefGuide.html#InstallationAndCustomization]
or not. This can cause some unintended side-effects for other components of the HMS, especially
if it overrides an already-set system property. If the user truly wishes to add an unrelated
Java property, setting it statically using the "-D" option of the _java_ command is more appropriate.
Secondly, the truststore password is stored in plain text. We should add Hadoop Shims back
to the HMS to prevent exposing these passwords, but this effort can be done after this ticket.
> I propose we deprecate _hive.metastore.dbaccess.ssl.properties_, and add the following
properties:
>  * *_hive.metastore.dbaccess.ssl.use.SSL (metastore.dbaccess.ssl.use.SSL)_*
>  ** Set this to true to for using SSL/TLS encryption from the HMS Service to the HMS
backend store
>  ** Default: false
>  * _*hive.metastore.dbaccess.ssl.truststore.path (metastore.dbaccess.ssl.truststore.path)*_
>  ** Truststore location
>  ** Directly maps to _javax.net.ssl.trustStore_ System property
>  ** Default: None
>  ** E.g. _/tmp/truststore_
>  * *_hive.metastore.dbaccess.ssl.truststore.password (metastore.dbaccess.ssl.truststore.password)_*
>  ** Truststore password
>  ** Directly maps to _javax.net.ssl.trustStorePassword_ System property
>  ** Default: None
>  ** E.g. _password_
>  * *_hive.metastore.dbaccess.ssl.truststore.type (metastore.dbaccess.ssl.truststore.type)_*
>  ** Truststore type
>  ** Directly maps to _javax.net.ssl.trustStoreType_ System property
>  ** Default: JKS
>  ** E.g. _pkcs12_
> We should guide the user towards an easier TLS configuration experience. This is the
minimum configuration necessary to configure TLS to the HMSDB. If we need other options,
such as the keystore location/password for dual-authentication, then we can add those on afterwards.
> Also, document these changes - [javax.jdo.option.ConnectionURL|https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/Hive/Configuration+Properties#ConfigurationProperties-javax.jdo.option.ConnectionURL]
does not have up-to-date documentation, and these new parameters will need documentation as
well.
> Note "TLS" refers to both SSL and TLS. TLS is simply the successor of SSL.



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