Before you deploy the Alteryx® software, you should complete the following configuration steps within your Hadoop environment.
Create Alteryx user account on Hadoop cluster
The Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform interacts with Hadoop through a single system user account. A user for the platform must be added to the cluster.
NOTE: In a cluster without Kerberos or SSO user management, the
] user must be created on each node of the cluster.
If LDAP is enabled, the
[hadoop.user] user should be created in the same realm as the cluster.
If Kerberos is enabled, the
[hadoop.user] user must exist on every node where jobs run.
For POSIX-compliant Hadoop environments, the user IDs of the Alteryx user accessing the cluster and the Hadoop user must match exactly.
If possible, please create the user ID as:
This user should belong to the group:
- Access to HDFS
- Permission to run YARN jobs on the cluster.
Verify that the following HDFS paths have been created and that their permissions enable access to the Alteryx user account:
NOTE: Depending on your Hadoop distribution, you may need to modify the following commands to use the Hadoop client installed on the Alteryx node.
Below, change the values for
trifacta to match the
[hadoop.user] user for your environment:
The following directories must be available to the
[hadoop.user] on HDFS. Below, you can review the minimum permissions set for basic and impersonated authentication for each default directory. Secure impersonation is described later.
NOTE: Except for the
dictionaries directory, which is used to hold smaller reference files, each of these directories should be configured to permit storage of a user's largest datasets.
|Directory||Minimum required permissions||Secure impersonation permissions|
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You can use the following commands to configure permissions on these directories. Following permissions scheme reflects the secure impersonation permissions in the above table:
If these standard locations cannot be used, you can configure the HDFS paths. You can apply this change through the Admin Settings Page (recommended) or
For more information, see Platform Configuration Methods.
The Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform supports Kerberos authentication on Hadoop.
NOTE: If Kerberos is enabled for the Hadoop cluster, the keytab file must be made accessible to the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform. See Configure for Kerberos Integration in the Configuration Guide.
Acquire cluster configuration files
The Hadoop cluster configuration files must be made available to the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform. You can either copy the files over from the cluster or create a local symlink to them.
For more information, see Configure for Hadoop in the Configuration Guide.
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