Hadoop Rhino project initiated token based authentication plus single sign on. Learn about Rhino please look at Rhino project for the details. Simply speaking, it mainly targeted security for Hadoop, with these features like data encryption, token based authentication and sso, unified authorization framework, advanced hbase authorization and etc. It’s launched by Intel as contribution to Hadoop.
So busy these days with the design, thanks the team and thanks HBase big man Andrew Purtell, the doc is out. If you’re interested, go to this JIRA for the doc, HADOOP-9392. Would appreciate your comments and any feedback.
Some main points presented by the design:
New tokenAuthn method for Hadoop authentication method, with the old ones like simple, kerberos;
Identity token to bridge external authentication systems and mechanisms to Hadoop;
Multiple deployment of token authentication service with different token realms for multiple organizations;
Relaxed Hadoop Kerberos authentication as best practice deployment mode based on this framework.