Hive Authentication

Hive authentication involves configuring Hive metastore, HiveServer2, and all Hive clients to use your deployment of LDAP/Active Directory Kerberos on your cluster.

Here is a summary of the status of Hive authentication in CDH 5:

For authorization, Hive uses Apache Sentry to enable role-based, fine-grained authorization for HiveServer2. See Apache Sentry Overview.