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Wednesday September 30, 2015

Apache Sentry 1.6.0-incubating released!

On September 22, the Sentry community announced the release of Apache Sentry 1.6.0-incubating. Significant works have gone into this release where 115 defects or improvements were fixed and made, and 4 new features were added by the team.

  • The most notable feature added to this release was "Sqoop2 integration with Sentry". This new feature allows for the Sqoop authorization policies to be managed by Sentry.
  • With the feature "Add Audit Log Support for Solr Sentry Handlers", data governance is achieved for Solr activity.
  • Sentry 1.6.0-incubating also supports CredentialProvider, so that the passwords can be specified in an external encrypted file.
  • Sentry also provides tool to dump entire content in Sentry specific format and load the data into another instance of the Sentry Service, it is very helpful for backups, migration from one backend store to another and debugging content of the underlying database
The complete list of bugfixes, improvements and features in Sentry 1.6.0-incubating can be viewed at: http://s.apache.org/w5
- Dapeng Sun (Release Manager)

 

Thursday April 16, 2015

Sentry 1.5.1 release annoucement


                                 Apache Sentry 1.5.1-Incubating released!


On July 16, the Apache Sentry community announced the release of Apache Sentry 1.5.1-incubating. Significant work has gone into this release which includes 8 major features, 18 improvements and 131 defects fixes.

The following are the important features in this release:
1. Column-level access control: This feature provides the access control on column level support for the component such as HIVE.  
2. More granular privileges to the DBModel: This feature adds more privilege types like CREATE, DROP, INDEX, LOCK etc. 
3. High availability for Sentry service: Provide the option of running more redundant Sentry instances in the same cluster with a hot standby. This allows a fast failover to a new Sentry instance seamlessly in the case of outages.
4. Solr Sentry plug-in integration with DB store: Solr can persist the security policies into a database store like the hive plugin does. This new feature leverages the generic authorization model framework (which is also one new feature added in this release).

The complete list of bugfixes, improvements and features in Sentry 1.5.1-incubating can be viewed at: http://s.apache.org/hVw

Guoquan Shen (Release Manager)

Note: Updated from 1.5.0 to 1.5.1 release as 1.5.0 release was defuncted 


Friday October 10, 2014

Sentry 1.4.0 release annoucement

Apache Sentry 1.4.0-Incubating released!


On August 19,  the Sentry community announced the release of Apache Sentry 1.4.0-incubating.  Significant works have gone into this release where 116 defects were fixed, 8 improvements were made, and 10 new features were added by the team.   


The most notable feature added to this release was the persistence of security policies into a database store (a.k.a DB based provider).   This new feature allows for dynamic policy changes in Sentry.  With the corresponding enhancement in Hive authorization hook,  Sentry 1.4.0-incubating is integrated with Hive’s GRANT and REVOKE DDL processing to dynamically capture policy changes into Sentry policy.  Sentry also provides hook into the Hive Metastore Service to protect it against changes not authorized by the security policy.

The complete list of bugfixes, improvements and features in Sentry 1.4.0-incubating can be viewed at: http://s.apache.org/ApB

Tuong Truong (Release Manager) 

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