2.2. Creating Mappings Between Principals and UNIX Usernames

Hadoop uses a rule-based system to create mappings between service principals and their related UNIX usernames. The rules are specified in the core-site.xml configuration file as the value to the optional key hadoop.security.auth_to_local.

The default rule is simply named DEFAULT. It translates all principals in your default domain to their first component. For example, myusername@APACHE.ORG and myusername/admin@APACHE.ORG both become myusername, assuming your default domain is APACHE.ORG.

Use the following instructions to configure the mappings between principals and UNIX usernames:

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