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Permission on Hive Metastore DBX 10.4

drii_cavalcanti
New Contributor III

I've been working on creating a schema in the Hive Metastore using the following command:

spark.sql('CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS {database}')

The schema or database is successfully created, but I encountered an issue where it's only accessible for me and not for other users. To address this, I attempted to grant select permissions on the schema using the command:

spark.sql('GRANT SELECT ON SCHEMA hive_metastore.{database} TO `{user}`')

However, I received the following error:

org.apache.spark.SparkException: Trying to perform a permission action on Hive Metastore /CATALOG/`hive_metastore`/DATABASE/`testing_permissions_acls`, but Table Access Control is not enabled on this cluster.

To resolve this, I added the following configuration setting to SparkConf:

spark.databricks.acl.sqlOnly true

After making this change, I was able to see the schema's permissions tab through the GUI. However, I encountered a new error:

Your administrator has only allowed SQL commands on this cluster. This execution contained at least one disallowed language.

Here is an overview of my cluster configuration:

Cluster Configuration:
- Databricks Runtime: 10.4 LTS ML (includes Apache Spark 3.2.1, Scala 2.12)
- Access Mode: Custom
IAM role passthrough: Not available (disabled)

Unity Catalog: Not enabled

Spark Configuration:
spark.driver.extraJavaOptions "-Dlog4j2.formatMsgNoLookups=true"
spark.databricks.io.cache.maxMetaDataCache 1g
spark.databricks.io.cache.compression.enabled false
spark.hadoop.fs.s3a.acl.default BucketOwnerFullControl
spark.databricks.libraryIsolation.enabled true
spark.databricks.unityCatalog.userIsolation.python.preview true
spark.hadoop.fs.s3a.canned.acl BucketOwnerFullControl
spark.databricks.io.cache.maxDiskUsage 50g
spark.databricks.acl.sqlOnly true
spark.sql.execution.arrow.enabled true
spark.executor.extraJavaOptions "-Dlog4j2.formatMsgNoLookups=true"

Has anyone encountered a similar issue before or have suggestions on how to resolve it?

Thanks in advance,
Adriana Cavalcanti

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