This document describes non-extension specific Apache Druid (incubating) authentication and authorization configurations.
||JSON List of Strings||List of Authenticator type names||["allowAll"]||no|
||String||Type of the Escalator that should be used for internal Druid communications. This Escalator must use an authentication scheme that is supported by an Authenticator in
||JSON List of Strings||List of Authorizer type names||["allowAll"]||no|
||List of Strings||List of paths for which security checks will not be performed. All requests to these paths will be allowed.||||no|
||Boolean||If true, skip authentication checks for HTTP OPTIONS requests. This is needed for certain use cases, such as supporting CORS pre-flight requests. Note that disabling authentication checks for OPTIONS requests will allow unauthenticated users to determine what Druid endpoints are valid (by checking if the OPTIONS request returns a 200 instead of 404), so enabling this option may reveal information about server configuration, including information about what extensions are loaded (if those extensions add endpoints).||false||no|
Authentication decisions are handled by a chain of Authenticator instances. A request will be checked by Authenticators in the sequence defined by the
Authenticator implementions are provided by extensions.
For example, the following authentication chain definition enables the Kerberos and HTTP Basic authenticators, from the
druid-basic-security core extensions, respectively:
A request will pass through all Authenticators in the chain, until one of the Authenticators successfully authenticates the request or sends an HTTP error response. Authenticators later in the chain will be skipped after the first successful authentication or if the request is terminated with an error response.
If no Authenticator in the chain successfully authenticated a request or sent an HTTP error response, an HTTP error response will be sent at the end of the chain.
Druid includes two built-in Authenticators, one of which is used for the default unsecured configuration.
This built-in Authenticator authenticates all requests, and always directs them to an Authorizer named "allowAll". It is not intended to be used for anything other than the default unsecured configuration.
This built-in Authenticator authenticates all requests, and directs them to an Authorizer specified in the configuration by the user. It is intended to be used for adding a default level of access so the Anonymous Authenticator should be added to the end of the authentication chain. A request that reaches the Anonymous Authenticator at the end of the chain will succeed or fail depending on how the Authorizer linked to the Anonymous Authenticator is configured.
||Authorizer that requests should be directed to.||N/A||Yes|
||The identity of the requester.||defaultUser||No|
To use the Anonymous Authenticator, add an authenticator with type
anonymous to the authenticatorChain.
For example, the following enables the Anonymous Authenticator with the
druid.auth.authenticatorChain=["basic", "anonymous"] druid.auth.authenticator.anonymous.type=anonymous druid.auth.authenticator.anonymous.identity=defaultUser druid.auth.authenticator.anonymous.authorizerName=myBasicAuthorizer # ... usual configs for basic authentication would go here ...
druid.escalator.type property determines what authentication scheme should be used for internal Druid cluster communications (such as when a Broker process communicates with Historical processes for query processing).
The Escalator chosen for this property must use an authentication scheme that is supported by an Authenticator in
druid.auth.authenticationChain. Authenticator extension implementors must also provide a corresponding Escalator implementation if they intend to use a particular authentication scheme for internal Druid communications.
This built-in default Escalator is intended for use only with the default AllowAll Authenticator and Authorizer.
Authorization decisions are handled by an Authorizer. The
druid.auth.authorizers property determines what Authorizer implementations will be active.
There are two built-in Authorizers, "default" and "noop". Other implementations are provided by extensions.
For example, the following authorizers definition enables the "basic" implementation from
Only a single Authorizer will authorize any given request.
Druid includes one built in authorizer:
The Authorizer with type name "allowAll" accepts all requests.
druid.auth.authenticationChain is left empty or unspecified, Druid will create an authentication chain with a single AllowAll Authenticator named "allowAll".
druid.auth.authorizers is left empty or unspecified, Druid will create a single AllowAll Authorizer named "allowAll".
The default value of
druid.escalator.type is "noop" to match the default unsecured Authenticator/Authorizer configurations.
When an Authenticator successfully authenticates a request, it must attach a AuthenticationResult to the request, containing an information about the identity of the requester, as well as the name of the Authorizer that should authorize the authenticated request.
An Authenticator implementation should provide some means through configuration to allow users to select what Authorizer(s) the Authenticator should route requests to.
Internal requests between Druid processes (non-user initiated communications) need to have authentication credentials attached.
These requests should be run as an "internal system user", an identity that represents the Druid cluster itself, with full access permissions.
The details of how the internal system user is defined is left to extension implementations.
Authorizers implementations must recognize and authorize an identity for the "internal system user", with full access permissions.
An Authenticator implementation that is intended to support internal Druid communications must recognize credentials for the "internal system user", as provided by a corresponding Escalator implementation.
An Escalator must implement three methods related to the internal system user:
public HttpClient createEscalatedClient(HttpClient baseClient); public org.eclipse.jetty.client.HttpClient createEscalatedJettyClient(org.eclipse.jetty.client.HttpClient baseClient); public AuthenticationResult createEscalatedAuthenticationResult();
createEscalatedClient returns an wrapped HttpClient that attaches the credentials of the "internal system user" to requests.
createEscalatedJettyClient is similar to
createEscalatedClient, except that it operates on a Jetty HttpClient.
createEscalatedAuthenticationResult returns an AuthenticationResult containing the identity of the "internal system user".
For extension implementers, please note that the following configuration properties are reserved for the names of Authenticators and Authorizers:
These properties provide the authenticator and authorizer names to the implementations as @JsonProperty parameters, potentially useful when multiple authenticators or authorizers of the same type are configured.