Currently, an HDFS cluster itself exposes an HTTP/HTTPS interface for reading files (i.e., HFTP/HSFTP). However, there is a need for an HTTPS proxy server running independently from the cluster and serving data to users who otherwise can't access the cluster directly. This proxy will authenticate its users via SSL certificates and implements the HSFTP interface for reading files.
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HADOOP-4621 javadoc: warning - Multiple sources of package comments found for some packages