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Ranger Installation Prerequisites

Before you install Ranger, make sure your cluster meets the following requirements:

  • You have installed Log Search or have an external Solr running.

  • A MySQL, Oracle, or PostgreSQL database instance must be running and available to be used by Ranger. Configuration of the database instance for Ranger is described in the following sections for some of the databases supported by Ranger.

  • If you choose not to provide system Database Administrator (DBA) account details to the Ambari Ranger installer, you can use the Python script to create Ranger DB database users without exposing DBA account information to the Ambari Ranger installer. You can then run the normal Ambari Ranger installation without specifying a DBA user name and password. For more information see Setting up Database Users Without Sharing DBA Credentials.

  • The Ranger installation creates two new users (default names: rangeradmin and rangerlogger) and two new databases (default names: ranger and ranger_audit).