Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: 0.13.0
When accessing a secured hbase from within a mapreduce job, it is required that the hbase credentials are initialized on the job before it was submitted. This can be done with TableMapReduceUtil.initCredentials(job).
In case the job is the consequence of using HBaseSourceTarget, crunch-hbase can take care of it, see
However, it is also possible to write DoFn's that use the HBase api directly, without using hbase input/output format. As an example use case, consider a job that bulk writes data to hbase by writing HFiles on HDFS which are later to be loaded into HBase. Such a job doesn't read or write from/to hbase using an input/output format directly, but it might still require access to other tables in HBase, for example auxiliary tables with metadata specific to the application.
We can of course not expect crunch-core to call initCredentials (which is HBase specific) on all jobs, just in case, but it would be nice to be able to register a callback on the MRPipeline which is applied to every job before it is submitted, to cover this use case.
I will provide a patch which will help to explain what I am suggesting here.