This will work for JDBC clients.

If you are using ODBC, then there are other steps.



From: Padma Penumarthy <>
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2017 7:19 AM
Subject: Re: Drill on secure HDFS

Did you look at this ?
Configuring Kerberos Authentication - Apache 
In release 1.11 Drill supports Kerberos v5 network security authentication and 
client-to-drillbit encryption. To use Kerberos with Drill and establish 
connectivity ...

Also, this JIRA has some details.
[DRILL-3584] Drill Kerberos HDFS Support / Documentation 
I'm trying to find Drill docs for Kerberos support for secure HDFS clusters and 
it doesn't appear to be well tested / supported / documented yet. This product 
is Dead ...


On Aug 12, 2017, at 5:04 AM, Ascot Moss 
<<>> wrote:

Does Drill's File Storage Plugin (DFS Plugin) support Hadoop-Kerberos? I
cannot find any link about this.
File System Storage Plugin - Apache 
You can register a storage plugin configuration that connects Drill to a local 
file system or to a distributed file system registered in the Hadoop 
core-site.xml ...

This document does not provide to much detail about whether Drill supports
Hadoop-Kerberos or not.

On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Ascot Moss <> wrote:


I have HDFS with Kerberos enabled, how to configure drill's dfs plugin in
order to enable Kerberos authentication?


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