Creating a Configured SDX Namespace

You must be an Altus administrator or have the SdxAdmin role to create an SDX namespace.

To create an SDX namespace on the console:
  1. Sign in to the Cloudera Altus console:

    https://console.altus.cloudera.com/

  2. On the side navigation panel, click SDX Namespaces.

    The SDX Namespaces page displays the list of SDX namespaces available in the Altus account.

  3. Click Create Namespace and select Configured Namespace.
  4. On the Create Configured Namespace page, set the name of the configured namespace

    The name of the SDX namespace must be unique within the Altus account. The name is case-sensitive and can have a maximum of 128 characters. It can contain only alphanumeric characters, hyphens (-), and underscores (_).

  5. In the Hive Metastore Settings section, set the following parameters:
    Property Description
    JDBC URI Connection URL that the Altus SDX service uses to connect to the Hive metastore database that you want to use for the Altus cluster.
    User Name User account to use to log in to the Hive metastore database.
    Password Password for the user account used to log in to the Hive metastore database.
    Confirm Password Type the password again to confirm.
  6. In the Sentry Settings section, set the following parameters:
    Property Description
    JDBC URI Connection URL that the Altus SDX service uses to connect to the Sentry database that stores the database security policies you want to use for the Altus cluster.
    User Name User account to use to log in to the Sentry database.
    Password Password for the user account used to log in to the Sentry database.
    Confirm Password Type the password again to confirm.

    When you create a configured SDX namespace, Altus creates an associated Altus group and adds it to Sentry as an administrator group. By default, you, as creator of the configured SDX namespace, are a member and administrator of the group and have the administrative privileges to create roles and grant privileges in Sentry.

  7. In the Sentry Admin Group section, select what privileges Altus grants to the SDX Sentry administrator group.

    Select one of the following options:
    Option Description
    Yes, automatically grant ALL Sentry privileges to the admin group

    Allows Altus to grant ALL privileges on the Sentry server to the SDX Sentry Administrator Group in addition to administrative privileges.

    When you select this option, the SDX Sentry Administrator group can create roles and grant privileges in Sentry. The SDX Sentry Administrator group can also create and manage database schemas.

    No, I will set up roles and privileges in Sentry

    Does not allow Altus to grant ALL privileges on the Sentry server to the SDX Sentry Administrator Group.

    When you select this option, the SDX Sentry Administrator group can create roles and grant privileges in Sentry but cannot create or manage database schemas.

    For more information about the SDX Sentry Administrator Group privileges, see SDX Sentry Administrator Group Privileges.

  8. Click Create to create the SDX namespace.

    The SDX namespace you create displays in the list of SDX namespaces with type Configured.

To delete an Altus SDX namespace, click the name of an SDX namespace. On the SDX namespace page, click Actions > Delete namespace. Click OK to confirm that you want to delete the SDX namespace. Altus deletes the SDX namespace and the SDX Sentry administrator group associated with the SDX namespace.