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Sergey Shelukhin commented on HADOOP-13081:
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We don't have control over which parts of the code need kerberos or tokens; I 
suspect that usually only one would be needed but we don't know which one.

> add the ability to create multiple UGIs/subjects from one kerberos login
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>
>                 Key: HADOOP-13081
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-13081
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: security
>            Reporter: Sergey Shelukhin
>            Assignee: Sergey Shelukhin
>             Fix For: 2.8.0, 3.0.0-alpha1
>
>         Attachments: HADOOP-13081.01.patch, HADOOP-13081.02.patch, 
> HADOOP-13081.02.patch, HADOOP-13081.03.patch, HADOOP-13081.03.patch, 
> HADOOP-13081.patch
>
>
> We have a scenario where we log in with kerberos as a certain user for some 
> tasks, but also want to add tokens to the resulting UGI that would be 
> specific to each task. We don't want to authenticate with kerberos for every 
> task.
> I am not sure how this can be accomplished with the existing UGI interface. 
> Perhaps some clone method would be helpful, similar to createProxyUser minus 
> the proxy stuff; or it could just relogin anew from ticket cache. 
> getUGIFromTicketCache seems like the best option in existing code, but there 
> doesn't appear to be a consistent way of handling ticket cache location - the 
> above method, that I only see called in test, is using a config setting that 
> is not used anywhere else, and the env variable for the location that is used 
> in the main ticket cache related methods is not set uniformly on all paths - 
> therefore, trying to find the correct ticket cache and passing it via the 
> config setting to getUGIFromTicketCache seems even hackier than doing the 
> clone via reflection ;) Moreover, getUGIFromTicketCache ignores the user 
> parameter on the main path - it logs a warning for multiple principals and 
> then logs in with first available.



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