Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Part 1: Hadoop Integration
  3. Part 2: Databricks Integration
  4. Appendix A: Managing Distribution Packages
  5. Appendix B: Connections Reference

Configure the Developer Tool for Kerberos

Configure the Developer Tool for Kerberos

To import metadata from Hive, HBase, and complex file sources, import configuration files from the Kerberos-enabled cluster, and generate the Kerberos credentials file on the Developer tool machine.

Import configuration files

The Hadoop cluster uses a set of XML files named *-site.xml to store configuration settings. The domain uses the same set of files to create the cluster configuration object.
To enable you to import metadata from the cluster, import the *-site.xml files to each Developer tool machine:
  1. Log in to the Administrator tool and navigate to
    Cluster Configuration
    . Locate the cluster configuration associated with the Hadoop cluster.
  2. Extract the *-site.xml files in the cluster configuration, inlcuding sensitive properties, to the following directory on the Developer tool machine:
    <Informatica installation directory>\clients\DeveloperClient\hadoop\<Hadoop distribution>\conf
    For more information about sensitive properties, see the "Active Properties View" topic in the
    Data Engineering Administrator Guide.
If you refresh the cluster configuration, repeat these steps.

Generate the Kerberos credentials file

  1. Copy the krb5.conf file from
    <Developer tool installation directory>/services/shared/security
  2. Rename krb5.conf to krb5.ini.
  3. In the krb5.ini file, verify the value of the forwardable option to determine how to use the kinit command. If
    , run the command with the
    option. Otherwise, run the command without the -f option.
  4. To generate the Kerberos credentials file, run the kinit command from the following location:
    <Developer tool installation directory>/clients/java/bin/kinit.exe
    For example, you might run the following command:
    kinit joe/domain12345@MY-REALM


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