[RETIRED] General notes on connecting Looker to Impala

(Todd Nemet) #1

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


Thank you for the notes, Todd.

I wonder: what if we use Kerberos and ssl with Impala?

I followed the steps from both articles (about Kerberos and ssl) but what I get (when testing connection) is:

Cannot connect: connection refused: Java::JavaSql::SQLException: Could not open client transport with JDBC Uri: jdbc:hive2://<impala-host>:21050/default;ssl=true;sslTrustStore=</path/to/trustStore.jks>;trustStorePassword=<password>;principal=impala/<fqdn>@<REALM>: null

I checked the connection with beeline (the same params: ;ssl=true;sslTrustStore=</path/to/trustStore.jks>;trustStorePassword=<password>;principal=impala/<fqdn>@<REALM>) and it works

Also, no error appears in the logs.

(Todd Nemet) #3

Sorry for the delay in responding. SSL and Kerberos is supported now that we have updated to the latest Hive drivers.

It will also be possible to use the Cloudera-provided Impala drivers with Looker soon, which has this support.

(kenneth.vinson) #4

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

(kenneth.vinson) #5

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