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  1. HBase
  2. HBASE-9973

[ACL]: Users with 'Admin' ACL permission will lose permissions after upgrade to 0.96.x from 0.94.x or 0.92.x



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 0.96.0, 0.96.1
    • Fix Version/s: 0.98.0, 0.96.1
    • Component/s: migration, security
    • Labels:
    • Hadoop Flags:
      Incompatible change


      In our testing, we have uncovered that the ACL permissions for users with the 'A' credential do not hold after the upgrade to 0.96.x.

      This is because in the ACL table, the entry for the admin user is a permission on the 'acl' table with permission 'A'. However, because of the namespace transition, there is no longer an 'acl' table. Therefore, that entry in the hbase:acl table is no longer valid.


      hbase(main):002:0> scan 'hbase:acl'
      ROW                   COLUMN+CELL                                               
       TestTable            column=l:hdfs, timestamp=1384454830701, value=RW          
       TestTable            column=l:root, timestamp=1384455875586, value=RWCA        
       _acl_                column=l:root, timestamp=1384454767568, value=C           
       _acl_                column=l:tableAdmin, timestamp=1384454788035, value=A     
       hbase:acl            column=l:root, timestamp=1384455875786, value=C           

      In this case, the following entry becomes meaningless:

       _acl_                column=l:tableAdmin, timestamp=1384454788035, value=A     

      As a result,

      Proposed fix:
      I see the fix being relatively straightforward. As part of the migration, change any entries in the 'acl' table with key 'acl' into a new row with key 'hbase:acl', all else being the same. And the old entry would be deleted.

      This can go into the standard migration script that we expect users to run.


        1. 9973.patch
          3 kB
          Himanshu Vashishtha
        2. 9973-v2.patch
          3 kB
          Himanshu Vashishtha
        3. 9973-v2.patch
          3 kB
          Himanshu Vashishtha



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              v.himanshu Himanshu Vashishtha
              aleksshulman Aleksandr Shulman
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