Anaconda Python notes

Some notes on Anaconda python package manager: Reference: Conda is the main installer for the Anaconda packagesConda can be used to create multiple environments with different python or other package versions.The Anaconda packages are installed under /<some path>/Anaconda3/pkgs and other sub-directoriesInside a new Conda installation, the root environment is activated by default, so you … Continue reading Anaconda Python notes


TLS and SSL notes

Following are some concepts used in TLS/SSL configurations: Private Key: The key that is not shared with other connections but just used to decrypt the payload encrypted with public certificate.Public Certificate: The certificate that is provided to the remote connection as part of the SSL/TLS negotiations used to encrypt the message.CSR: certificate signing request is … Continue reading TLS and SSL notes

Manually Connecting an SSSD Client to an Active Directory Domain

Following is a good article which worked successfully to connect Centos7 to Active Directory for users in AD to be able to login to Centos. Manually Connecting an SSSD Client to an Active Directory Domain   Another useful testing procedures blog: QA:Testcase Active Directory Setup   Realmd and SSSD Active Directory Authentication reading Manually Connecting an SSSD Client to an Active Directory Domain

Wireshark commands

Some Wireshark filter fields match against multiple protocol fields. For example, "ip.addr" matches against both the IP source and destination addresses in the IP header. The same is true for "tcp.port", "udp.port", "eth.addr", and others. It's important to note that ip.addr == is equivalent to ip.src == or ip.dst == This can be counterintuitive in some cases. … Continue reading Wireshark commands

Kerberos commands

Common Kerberos commands: 1.Change password of a principal(user) $ kadmin.local kadmin.local: cpw <principalname> Enter password for princal "principalname@REALM.COM": 2.initialize a kerberos ticket $ kinit <principalname> To get detailed verbose info use below options: $ KRB5_TRACE=/dev/stdout kinit -V 3. Destroy the current ticket: $ kdestroy 4. Check the status of Kerberos KDC $ systemctl status kadmin $ systemctl … Continue reading Kerberos commands

Run a Java program in Hadoop with Kerberos enabled.

Following steps are needed to run a Java program in Hadoop with Kerberos security enabled: 1. Create a text file named and store it in your home directory such as /home/userid 2. Copy paste the below code into the file . Change the hadoop hostname from quickstart.cloudera:8020 to the correct host. import*; import … Continue reading Run a Java program in Hadoop with Kerberos enabled.

Kerberos, SPNEGO and WebHDFS on Hadoop using Chrome browser:

SPNEGO, and WebHDFS on Hadoop using Chrome browser: Reference:   We want to see if the Chrome browser can be used to authenticate users with Kerberos and display Hadoop webhdfs REST api data. In the Cloudera Security .pdf manual follow these steps: Step 9: (Optional) Enable Authentication for HTTP Web Consoles for Hadoop Roles … Continue reading Kerberos, SPNEGO and WebHDFS on Hadoop using Chrome browser:

Install Google Chrome on Centos 7

If you have a Centos server and want to install Chrome browser which will display GUI on Windows laptop using X server then follow these steps: First download and install Mobax terminal software on your laptop from . This will provide the X server needed to display the browser on windows. Enable Google YUM … Continue reading Install Google Chrome on Centos 7

Kerberos setup in Cloudera Hadoop

Reference: Cloudera Security manual .pdf – CDH 5.15 on Cloudera Documentation website   Environment: Cloudera CDH 5.15 on Centos 7 MIT KDC Kerberos   Setting up Kerberos in Cloudera CDH is somewhat tricky. The above blog is a good step by step way to setup. Also refer to the official Cloudera Security … Continue reading Kerberos setup in Cloudera Hadoop