Kerberos and Java

I have worked on a kerberos smoke test for my team. I learned a few tips in the process. The useTicketCache is a preferred use in case the java process dies while the KDC is down. HBase Canary Testing runs on a kerberos enabled cluster using hbase canary If you are port forwarding over SSH, […]

Kafka, Zookeeper… and Kerberos

My team runs a Kafka service for data ingestion, we ran across a rare timeout when our main Key Distribution Center (KDC) went down. When the zookeeper service restarted, zookeeper worked flawlessly. I checked the services with the zookeeper four-letter commands. However, the kafka-broker/zookeeper startup and authentication failed and the brokers went down. We checked […]

HBase Metadata – How to Scan

I learned this tip from a colleague.  You can easily scan the hbase:meta to find the timestamp an hbase table was created.  Details on the metadata can be found on the O’Reilly website. sudo su – hbase /usr/bin/kinit -kt /etc/security/keytabs/<KEYTAB FILE> $(/usr/bin/klist -kt /etc/security/keytabs/hbase.headless.keytab | tail -n 1 | awk ‘{print $NF}’) cat << EOF […]