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  • Direct proxy access for privileged Hadoop users (HIVE-5155). This enables a privileged user to directly specify an alternate session user during the connection. If the connecting user has Hadoop level privilege to impersonate the requested userid, then HiveServer2 will run the session as that requested user.
  • Delegation token based connection for Oozie (OOZIE-1457). This is the common mechanism for Hadoop ecosystem components.
    Proxy user privileges in the Hadoop ecosystem are associated with both user names and hosts. That is, the privilege is available for certain users from certain hosts.  Delegation tokens in Hive are meant to be used if you are connecting from one authorized (blessed) machine and later you need to make a connection from another non-blessed machine. You get the delegation token from a blessed machine and connect using the delegation token from a non-blessed machine. The primary use case is Oozie, which gets a delegation token from the server machine and then gets another connection from a Hadoop task node.
    If you are only making a JDBC connection as a privileged user from a single blessed machine, then direct proxy access is the simpler approach. You can just pass the user you need to impersonate in the JDBC URL by using the hive.server2.proxy.user=<user> parameter.

    See examples in

    Support for delegation tokens with Hiveserver2 HiveServer2 binary transport mode hivemode hive.server2.transport.mode has been available starting 0.13.0, ; support for this feature with HTTP transport mode was added in HIVEin HIVE-13169, which should be part of Hive 2.1.0.