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On BDA 4.9 "bdacli enable sentry" Fails with "ERROR: Ran kinit oracle and it returned code(1) instead of 0" (Doc ID 2425615.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2018

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.9.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

When trying to enable Sentry on a BDA 4.9 cluster via the "bdacli enable sentry", it fails with error like:

# bdacli enable sentry
<clustername-node1>.domain.realm
<clustername-node2>.domain.realm
<clustername-node3>.domain.realm
<clustername-node4>.domain.realm
<clustername-node5>.domain.realm
<clustername-node6>.domain.realm
...
INFO: Logging all actions in /opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/bdaconfig/tmp/<clustername-nodeX>-20180716055726.log and traces in /opt/oracle/BDAMammoth/bdaconfig/tmp/<clustername-nodeX>-20180716055726.trc
INFO: This is the install of the primary rack
INFO: Creating nodelist files...
...
INFO: Setting up Sentry admin role
kadmin: Incorrect password while initializing kadmin interface
kadmin: Incorrect password while initializing kadmin interface
kadmin: Incorrect password while initializing kadmin interface
kadmin: Incorrect password while initializing kadmin interface

ERROR: Ran kinit oracle and it returned code(1) instead of 0 and output is
kinit: Client not found in Kerberos database while getting initial credentials

INFO: Running bdadiagcluster...
INFO: Please get the Big Data Appliance cluster diagnostic bundle at /tmp/bdadiagcluster_1531719693.zip
Exiting...

 If the command "bdacli getinfo cluster_sentry_enabled" is subsequently run, it returns false, but Cloudera Manager (CM) shows Sentry status is healthy (green when viewed in CM).

Changes

 Ran bdacli command to enable Sentry on BDA cluster.

Cause

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