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Unable to start Hive CLI

  • #50508
    Curt Hedberg

    When I run the command $HIVE_HOME/bin/hive I am rewarded with the following:

    ERROR metastore.HiveMetaStore ( – javax.jdo.JDOFatalDataStoreException: Access denied for user ‘user’@’localhost’ (using password: YES)

    This error appears 4 times in the same log, in succession. Further, I’ve verified that I am able to login as the user:

    mysql -u user -p success

    I can guarantee that the mysql account is configured correctly (user@% for now).

    ps -ef | grep hive shows that I have the following service running:


    I feel I’m overlooking something easy. Can someone tell me what I might be missing?

    Thanks in advance!

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  • #50732
    Thejas Nair

    In hive-site.xml do you specify the real hostname or localhost ? Does switching that help ? I don’t remember the details of mysql configuration, but with some configurations, only one of these works.

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