Centrify and MapR Secure Enterprise Hadoop

Together, we’re better. Centrify has teamed up with MapR to unlock the synergies of both companies’ solutions and secure access to Hadoop Enterprise.


MapR delivers a proven, enterprise-grade Hadoop platform that supports a broad set of mission-critical, real-time production uses. MapR brings unprecedented dependability, ease-of-use and speed to Hadoop, NoSQL, database and streaming applications in one unified distribution.

Centrify’s capabilities around privileged identity management extend our own security enhancements for enterprise-grade Hadoop. Our customers use Hadoop in a range of applications including those that require a sophisticated level of protection. Centrify’s seamless integration with MapR is a great addition to our partner ecosystem and we expect it to serve as a valuable security option for our customers.

Jon Posnik, Vice President of Business Development, MapR Technologies

Benefits for Joint Customers

Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services deliver capabilities specifically for Hadoop environments, and is MapR certified to ensure customer support from both organizations and provides seamless compatibility and extensive testing for interoperability. 

By leveraging Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services, MapR customers can:

  • Rapidly deploy the MapR distribution, including Apache Hadoop, in secure mode
    Centrify enables MapR to run in secure mode by enforcing authentication for users and administrators via your existing identity management infrastructure — Active Directory.
  • Simplify user access to MapR clusters through Active Directory-based single sign-on
    By extending Active Directory’s Kerberos and LDAP capabilities to Hadoop clusters, Centrify leverages existing Active Directory-based authentication for Hadoop administrators and end users. This increases user productivity and enhances security as users log in as themselves rather than through shared privileged accounts.
  • Establish regulatory compliance through least privilege policies and user activity auditing across the cluster
    Centrify helps MapR customers eliminate the use of root privileges by enabling per command privilege elevation or whitelisted restricted shell. Centrify audits user access to Hadoop clusters, records user session activity, centrally stores session recordings and ensures accountability through correlated activity across the cluster.

Centrify Zero Trust Privilege Services and MapR solution is already in joint production across thousands of Hadoop nodes. Centrify provides support for MapR through automated service account creation and distribution, documented integration guides, tools/scripting and tech support.

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