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  • How can I use LDAP to authenticate with the Okera API in Python?

    Problem We do not have any tokens ready, how can we authenticate with LDAP instead to use the Okera API? Our developers use PyOkera and need to find an alternative to precreated tokens that could e...

  • Store sensitive cluster configuration values separately

    Problem Is there a way with okctl​ and a cluster configuration file (YAML) to not store passwords in the clear? Ideally, could we store them somewhere else?   Solution General Notes The following c...

  • How to contact Okera Support?

    Question: How do we get support from Okera for issues and problems with its software? Answer: To contact Okera Support, follow these steps: You can access Okera Support by going to okera.zenddesk....

  • Load balancing of connections

    Question: How does the Okera Platform handle connections from clients to its services? In the context of a load-balanced cluster we noticed a skew where sometimes certain services (such as one Plan...

  • Is there a way to remove plain-text passwords from the env.sh file?

    Question: Is there a way to remove sensitive strings in plain text, such as the Okera database password, from the env.sh file? For example: export OKERA_DB_USERNAME="user123"export OKERA_DB_PASSWOR...

  • How to force the HMS schema version to use?

    Question:   We are using a shared Hive Metastore (HMS) database and see errors when trying to create datasets through the Okera Portal. How can we fix this problem?   Answer: Seeing errors talking ...

  • How does Okera ensure container security?

    Question: How does Okera handle the security of its containers and the images they are based on? What is its confidence it does not use compromised resources? Answer: When concerned about the secur...

  • How to enable JWT authentication?

    Question:   When you install a cluster and do not enable any authentication method, the cluster is started in test mode, allowing access to all users. I want to enable JWT authentication now, how ...

  • What is Okera?

    Okera solves the complex issue of managing and controlling access to many big data datasources. It transparently integrates into Hadoop, S3, EMR, and Spark (and many more architectures!) to provide...

  • Why do I need Okera?

    We live in a time where technology and data is exploding exponentially, making their integration more and more complicated. At the same time, users are asking for easier access to both, in an attem...