Hive and Windows Auth – the curse of the backslash

Captain Avery: Put down the sword. A sword could kill us all, girl. Amy: ¬†Yeah. Thanks. That’s actually why I’m pointing it at you. — from “Doctor Who: The Curse of the Black Spot” Background Typically when you get Hive / Hadoop up and running, everything runs pretty smoothly especially if you use one of the demo VMs (e.g. I’m currently using the Cloudera QuickStart VM). But if you are in production and you want to secure login access to your environment, you may have Windows authentication turned on for access to one of the boxes on your Hadoop cluster…

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