This is the documentation for CDH 4.7.1. Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Cloudera Manager 4 and CDH 4 have reached End of Maintenance (EOM) on August 9, 2015. Cloudera will not support or provide patches for any of the Cloudera Manager 4 or CDH 4 releases after that date.

Sentry Installation

Sentry enables role-based, fine-grained authorization for HiveServer2 and Cloudera Impala. It provides classic database-style authorization for Hive and Impala. For more information, and instructions on configuring Sentry for Hive, see Configuring Sentry.

Installing Sentry


If you have not already done so, install Cloudera's yum, zypper/YaST or apt repository before using the following commands. For instructions, see CDH4 Installation.

  1. Install Sentry as follows, depending on your operating system:
    • On Red Hat and similar systems:
      $ sudo yum install sentry
    • On SLES systems:
      $ sudo zypper install sentry
    • On Ubuntu and Debian systems:
      sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install sentry
This page last updated August 5, 2015