KayV KayV - 2 years ago 80
Java Question

Permission Dennied when copying file from Local system to HDFS from STS java program

I am wokring on the HDFS and trying to copy a file from the local system to the HDFS file system using Configuration and FileSystem classes from the hadoop conf and fs packages as follows:

import java.io.BufferedInputStream;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.OutputStream;
import java.net.URI;

import org.apache.hadoop.conf.Configuration;
import org.apache.hadoop.fs.FileSystem;
import org.apache.hadoop.fs.Path;
import org.apache.hadoop.io.IOUtils;
import org.apache.hadoop.util.Progressable;

public class FileCopyWithWrite {

public static void main(String[] args) {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub

String localSrc = "/Users/bng/Documents/hContent/input/ncdc/sample.txt";
String dst = "hdfs://localhost/sample.txt";

InputStream in = new BufferedInputStream(new FileInputStream(localSrc));
Configuration conf = new Configuration();;
FileSystem fs = FileSystem.get(URI.create(dst), conf);

OutputStream out = fs.create(new Path(dst), new Progressable() {

public void progress() {
// TODO Auto-generated method stub

IOUtils.copyBytes(in, out, 4092, true);

}catch(Exception e){


But running this program gives me an exception as follows:

org.apache.hadoop.security.AccessControlException: Permission denied: user=KV, access=WRITE, inode="/":root:supergroup:drwxr-xr-x
at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSPermissionChecker.checkFsPermission(FSPermissionChecker.java:271)
at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSPermissionChecker.check(FSPermissionChecker.java:257)
at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSPermissionChecker.check(FSPermissionChecker.java:238)
at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSPermissionChecker.checkPermission(FSPermissionChecker.java:179)
at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.checkPermission(FSNamesystem.java:6545)
at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.checkPermission(FSNamesystem.java:6527)
at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.checkAncestorAccess(FSNamesystem.java:6479)
at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.startFileInternal(FSNamesystem.java:2712)
at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.startFileInt(FSNamesystem.java:2632)
at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSNamesystem.startFile(FSNamesystem.java:2520)

The reason is right that the current user KV does not have the file write permission to the books directory in the HDFS.

I tried copying the file from the console which is working fine. I tried the following command from the console:

sudo su
hadoop fs -copyFromLocal /Users/bng/Documents/hContent/input/ncdc/sample.txt hdfs://localhost/sample.txt

I found a lot of search results on google but none worked for me. How to solve this issue? How can i run the specific class from STS or eclipse with sudo permission? Or is there any other option for this?

Answer Source

Providing the permissions to the current user in HDFS solved the problem for me. I added the permissions in HDFS as follows:

hadoop fs -chown -R KV:KV hdfs://localhost
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