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To enable the Ranger Hive plugin on a Kerberos-enabled cluster, perform the steps described below.

  1. Create the system (OS) user rangerhivelookup. Make sure this user is synced to Ranger Admin (under Settings>Users/Groups tab in the Ranger Admin UI).

  2. Create a Kerberos principal for rangerhivelookup by entering the following command:

    • kadmin.local -q 'addprinc -pw rangerhivelookup

  3. Navigate to the Hive service.

  4. Click the Config tab and navigate to advanced ranger-hive-plugin-properties.

  5. Update the following properties with the values listed in the table below.

    Table 3.20. Hive Plugin Properties

    Configuration Property NameValue
    Ranger service config
    Ranger service config passwordrangerhivelookup

  6. After updating these properties, click Save and then restart the Hive service.