This section describes the HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric implementation of Apache Ranger™ and provides all relevant details needed to use Ranger. The documentation in this section does not duplicate the documentation on the Apache Ranger site.

Apache Ranger is a framework to enable, monitor and manage data security across the Hadoop platform in the HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric. Apache Ranger provides centralized security administration and fine-grain access control for user access within Apache Hadoop, Apache Hive, Apache HBase, and other Apache components.

In the Data Fabric, Ranger enables:
  • Centralized security administration to manage security-related tasks for HiveServer2 and Hive Metastore from a central user interface or using REST APIs.
  • Fine-grained authorization for specific operations that are managed through a central administration tool.
  • A standardized authorization method that is currently supported for HiveServer2 and Hive Metastore.

The following diagram shows the Ranger architecture as implemented within Data Fabric.

To install Ranger, see Installing Ranger and Installing Ranger Using the Installer. To view the Ranger release notes, see Ranger Release Notes.