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From "Balaji Ganesan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (RANGER-698) Ranger policy should support variables like $user
Date Fri, 02 Sep 2016 01:00:40 GMT

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Balaji Ganesan commented on RANGER-698:

[~madhan.neethiraj] [~kulkabhay] Great work! Looks exciting..

I am joining the party late, have a basic question. Do we have a list of variables that are
supported by this functionality ? Can we as an example use current_date is chose the system
date in the conditions?

> Ranger policy should support variables like $user
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: RANGER-698
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/RANGER-698
>             Project: Ranger
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 0.7.0
>            Reporter: Don Bosco Durai
>            Assignee: Abhay Kulkarni
>             Fix For: 0.7.0
> It would be good to support variables in resources and users.
> E.g.
> HDFS Resource =  /home/$user  
> or
> Table Resource = ${user}_*
> Users allowed = $user
> Where $user will be expanded to the current user. 
> I think, resource substitution will be easy. For permission, we can use key word like
we use for all users group="public". We can use key word like "USER" or something like that.

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