Hue - 2101 (EEP 6.3.2) Release Notes

This section provides reference information, including new features, fixes, known issues, and limitations for Hue

The notes below relate specifically to the HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric distribution for Apache Hadoop. You can find additional information in the following change logs or the Hue homepage:

These release notes contain only HPE-specific information and are not necessarily cumulative in nature. For information about how to use the release notes, see Ecosystem Component Release Notes.

Release Date January 2021
MapR Version Interoperability See EEP Components and OS Support
Source on GitHub
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New in This Release

  • MHUE-445: The Thrift library was updated to version 0.13.0.
  • MHUE-436: You can now disable creation of the home directory in DFS on the first user login by changing the value of the ensure_home_directory parameter in the desktop.auth section of hue.ini.
  • MHUE-437: Hue 4.3 is now compatible with CentOS 8.


This release includes the following fixes on the base release:

GitHub Commit Number Date (YYYY-MM-DD) MapR Fix Number and Description
900d872 2021-01-11 MHUE-437 Make Hue 4.3 compatible with CentOS 8
7c7d300 2021-01-11 MHUE-445 Update Thrift libraries to fix Security Vulnerabilities
0a17050 2021-01-12 MHUE-436 Make creation of users home directory configurable

Known Issues and Limitations

  • The HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric does not support the integration between Hue 4.3.0 and the following components:
    • Solr Search
    • ZooKeeper
  • Integration between Hue 4.3.0 and Sentry 1.7 is supported on secure clusters that use Kerberos authentication, but it is not supported on secure clusters that use data-fabric-SASL authentication.
  • MAPR-28087: Livy cannot use the Hive Interpreter. To work around this issue, use the cluster mode. Set livy.spark.deployMode=cluster in the ${LIVY_CONF}/livy.conf file. This issue is caused by Spark 11851:
    Unable to start spark thrift server against secured hive metastore(GSS initiate
  • MHUE-209 Hue cannot create a table from *.csv file via importer from ADLS.
    NOTE Hue uses python parquet lib to read parquet files. This library does not support all possible parquet formats.
  • LIVY-42: Livy UI is not accessible on Kerberos.

Resolved Issues

MHUE-386: Hue 4.3.0 in EEP 6.3.0 and 6.3.1 is not supported for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or CentOS 8.x. However, Hue in EEP 6.3.2 can be used with RHEL or CentOS 8.x.
NOTE In Hue 4.3.0-1912, support for the integration of Drill with the Table Browser in Hue was added as an experimental feature.