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  • #20962
    Mani Raman

    Hi – I have installed HDP in a 3 node cluster & configured hive with mysql.

    Question is – Any O/S user is able to get into hive & create their own DB + they can drop or modify others as well.
    Is there an config entry that can be controlled to avoid this – meaning, users should not have create database (in hive) privilege by default – but should be given on demand basis.

    Also – how can we make sure user1 will not query or see user2 db – unless the privelge is given explictily (say, using a ROLE).

    Thanks in advance,

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  • #21022
    Larry Liu

    Hi, Mani,

    Thanks for using HDP.

    This is a very good question. This issue has been addressed by us.

    Here is the useful information where you could find how hive will solve this issue.



    Hi Mani,
    I believe the following information may help:


    Mani Raman

    Thanks Robert & Larry.

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