This is the documentation for Cloudera Manager 4.8.3.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Cloudera Manager User Accounts

Cloudera Manager user accounts allow users to log into the Cloudera Manager Admin Console. User authentication can be done through a local database, through an external LDAP directory server (Active Directory or OpenLDAP-compatible), or through an external authentication program of your own choosing.

Cloudera Manager users are managed through the Administration Users page (accessed from the Administration tab ).

User accounts added from an LDAP directory or other external authentication mechanism will have External in the User Type column shown under the Users tab. Users in the local database will have Cloudera Manager as the user type. See Configuring External Authentication for information on configuring Cloudera Manager to use an external LDAP directory or other authentication program for user authentication.

User accounts can optionally have Administrator privileges:

  • Administrator privileges: Allows the user to add, change, delete, and configure services or administer user accounts. Also, even if you are using an external authentication mechanism for user authentication, users with Administrator privileges will also be able to log in to Cloudera Manager using their local Cloudera Manager username and password. (This prevents the system from locking everyone out if the external authentication settings get misconfigured.)
  • No Administrator privileges: User accounts that don't have Administrator privileges can view services and monitoring information but they cannot add services or take any actions that affect the state of the cluster.

When you are logged in to the Cloudera Manager Admin Console, the user name you are logged in as is shown on the top navigation bar — for example, if you are logged in as admin you will see this: images/image5.png .

Changing Your Password


As soon as possible after running the installation wizard and beginning to use Cloudera Manager, you should use the following procedure to change the password for the default admin account, if you have not already done so.

To change the password for the logged-in account:

  1. Logged in as admin pull down user menu and select the Change Password option.
  2. Enter a new password twice and then click Submit.

Adding Cloudera Manager User Accounts

To add a Cloudera Manager user account:

  1. From the Administration tab, select Users.
  2. Click the Add User button.
  3. Enter a username and password.
  4. To grant Administrator privileges to the user account, select Add Administrator Privileges.
  5. Click Submit.

Users accounts created in this way will show Cloudera Manager in the User Type column.

Changing the Privileges and Password for an Account

To change the privileges for an account:

  1. Click the checkbox to the left to select the user account.
  2. Click the Add Administrator Privileges or Remove Administrator Privileges button.

To change an account password:

  1. Click the Change Password button.
  2. Type the new password and repeat it to confirm.
  3. Click the Submit button to make the change.

Deleting an Account

To delete an account:

  1. Select the user account.
  2. Click the Delete button. (Note that there is no confirmation of the action.)