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From DaveBirdsall <>
Subject [GitHub] incubator-trafodion pull request #558: TRAFODION [2056] Update installation ...
Date Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:56:08 GMT
Github user DaveBirdsall commented on a diff in the pull request:
    --- Diff: docs/provisioning_guide/src/asciidoc/_chapters/enable_security.adoc ---
    @@ -26,25 +26,100 @@
     = Enable Security
    -If you do not enable security in {project-name}, then a client interface to {project-name}
may request a user name and password,
    -but {project-name} ignores the user name and password entered in the client interface,
and the session runs as the database *root* user,
    -`DB__ROOT`, without restrictions. If you want to restrict users, restrict access to certain
users only, or restrict access to an
    -object or operation, then you must enable security, which enforces authentication and
authorization. You can enable security
    -during installation by answering the {project-name} Installer's prompts or after installation
by running the `traf_authentication_setup`
    -script, which enables both authentication and authorization. For more information, see
    -<<enable-security-authentication-setup-script,Authentication Setup Script>>
    +{project-name} supports user authentication with LDAP, integrates in Hadoop's Kerberos
environment and
    +supports authorization through database grant and revoke requests (privileges).
    +If this is an initial installation, both LDAP and Kerberos can be configured by running
{project-name} installer.
    +If {project-name} is already installed, then both LDAP and Kerberos can be configured
by running {project-name} 
    +security installer. 
    +* If Hadoop has enabled Kerberos, then {project-name} must also enable Kerberos.
    +* If Kerberos is enabled, then LDAP must be enabled.
    +* If LDAP is enabled, then database authorization (privilege support) is automatically
    +* If Kerberos is not enabled, then enabling LDAP is optional.
    +== Configuring {project-name} for Kerberos
    +Kerberos is a protocol for authenticating a request for a service or operation.  It uses
the notion of a ticket to verify accessibility.  
    +The ticket is proof of identity encrypted with a secret key for the particular requested
service.  Tickets exist for a short time and 
    +then expire. Therefore, you can use the service as long as your ticket is valid (i.e.
not expired).  Hadoop uses Kerberos to provide 
    +security for its services, as such {project-name} needs to function properly with Hadoop
that has Kerberos enabled.  
    +=== Kerberos configuration file
    +It is assumed that Kerberos has already been setup on all the nodes by the time Trafodion
is installed. 
    +This section briefly discusses the Kerberos configuration file for reference.
    +The Kerberos configuration file defaults to /etc/krb5.conf and contains, among other
    +* log location: location where Kerberos errors and other information is logged
    --- End diff --
    Grammar: should be "are logged"

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