Create Keytab: Azure HDInsight ESP Kafka


How can I create a keytab for Azure HDInsight Kafka


If you do not have a keytab, follow the steps below to create one

  • Login to a HDInsight node
  • Type ktutil

While within ktutil shell, type:

addent -password -p principal-user -k 1 -e RC4-HMAC

Type the password of the principal-name

Do not exit the ktutil shell yet.

Once you have typed your password, it is time to create the keytab, for that

wkt /etc/principal-name.keytab

Then exit ktutil by typing q

Example creating a keytab

addent -password -p lenses-admin -k 1 -e RC4-HMAC
Password for lenses-admin@LENSES.IO:

wkt /etc/lenses-admin.keytab
Please ensure that you provided the correct password and principal name otherwise the deployment will fail

Verify your keytab before you deploy

Ensure that the principal has been written in the keytab successfully

First enter ktutil again and type

read_kt lenses.keytab
slot KVNO Principal
---- ---- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
1    1       lenses-admin@LENSES.IO