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The krb5_utils cookbook has been deprecated

The krb5_utils cookbook has been deprecated and is no longer being maintained by its authors. Use of the krb5_utils cookbook is no longer recommended. You may find that the krb5 cookbook is a suitable alternative.


krb5_utils (5) Versions 0.2.0

Set of attribute-driven utility resources which can be used to setup Kerberos

cookbook 'krb5_utils', '= 0.2.0'
cookbook 'krb5_utils', '= 0.2.0', :supermarket
knife supermarket install krb5_utils
knife supermarket download krb5_utils
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krb5_utils cookbook

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This cookbook requires the krb5 cookbook, version 1.0.4 or greater.


This cookbook is intended for use in creating secure Hadoop clusters. As such, it will add the HTTP service principal to all other service principals. This can be disabled by setting krb5_utils['add_http_principal'] to false.


  • krb5_utils['admin_principal'] - Initial administrator principal, created on KDC. Default admin/admin
  • krb5_utils['admin_password'] - Password for krb5_utils['admin_principal']. Default password
  • krb5_utils['keytabs_dir'] - On-disk location for storing keytab files. Default /etc/security/keytabs
  • krb5_utils['krb5_service_keytabs'] - Hash of service keytabs to create. Default {}
  • krb5_utils['krb5_user_keytabs'] - Hash of user keytabs to create, in the same format as krb5_utils['krb5_service_keytabs']. Default {}

Hash format: ruby { 'HTTP' => { 'owner' => 'hdfs', 'group' => 'hadoop', 'mode' => '0640' } }


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krb_utils CHANGELOG

v0.2.0 (Apr 12, 2016)

  • Allow unconfigured run to install client libraries( Issue: #6 )

v0.1.2 (Sep 25, 2014)

  • Initial OSS release

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FC064: Ensure issues_url is set in metadata: /tmp/722c4e82745d3b0f47c918e7/krb5_utils/metadata.rb:1
FC065: Ensure source_url is set in metadata: /tmp/722c4e82745d3b0f47c918e7/krb5_utils/metadata.rb:1