[RETIRED] Connecting Looker to a Presto Instance

(Todd Nemet) #1

The content of this article has been updated and moved to Looker’s technical documentation here.

Looker 3.52 Release Notes
(kenneth.vinson) #2

Just added the “Feature Support” section to this article.

(Jeremy DeGroot) #3

Username: The username to run queries as.
For now this is a required field, though we plan to change this in a future release
This information isn’t currently sent to the Presto server.
Password: (optional)
This information isn’t currently sent to the Presto server.

Does this mean that LDAP Authentication of Looker is not supported?

(molly.lippsett) #4

Hi @Jeremy_DeGroot

LDAP Authentication for Looker is still supported - this controls which users have access to Looker, not the database.

The username and password mentioned here are for the Presto db user as configured for the database connection in the Connections panel, not the Looker user. Let us know if we can clarify that further!


(Jeremy DeGroot) #5

@molly.lippsett ,

Yes, but we’re interested in using Presto’s LDAP feature, and setting up a service user for Looker to authenticate against Presto with. Do you know if it’s still the case in the most recent Looker builds that the username and password are not sent to Presto?


(molly.lippsett) #6

Hi Jeremy,

Confirmed, this is still the case - I’ll let our product team know that you are interested in using Presto’s LDAP, though! Thanks for sharing the details of your use case.


(kenneth.vinson) #7

I retired this article. The content can be found in Looker’s documentation here.