Apache Cassandra™ 2.0

Internal authentication

Like object permission management using internal authorization, internal authentication is based on Cassandra-controlled login accounts and passwords. Internal authentication works for the following clients when you provide a user name and password to start up the client:

  • Astyanax
  • cassandra-cli
  • cqlsh
  • DataStax drivers - produced and certified by DataStax to work with Cassandra.
  • Hector
  • pycassa

Internal authentication stores usernames and bcrypt-hashed passwords in the system_auth.credentials table.

PasswordAuthenticator is an IAuthenticator implementation that you can use to configure Cassandra for internal authentication out-of-the-box.