Thanks, Ash. Just to confirm, there are definitely the tools/configuration that exist to provide end to end data privacy (at rest and in motion). SSL is just not part of that picture :)

On Nov 24, 2017 12:19, "Ash N" <> wrote:

Thank you for your quick response.

The data is sensitive personal data of customers.  Everything needs to be encrypted and secure.  In - wire, on-wire, in-motion, at rest, everything. 
Our solution was to use SSL/TLS everywhere.  Our development team reported that Phoenix does not support SSL. Therefore this is a big problem.

Based on the above statements,  if you have additional ideas, I will gladly take them,
if you have additional input please do provide.  I unfortunately have very limited to no knowledge on security.  So this becomes a challenge area for me.

Meanwhile,  I will look up the link you have provided and will continue to do research on this topic.


On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 12:11 PM, Josh Elser <> wrote:
Why do you have a hard-requirement on using SSL?

HBase itself does not use SSL to provide confidentiality on its wire communication, it relies on jGSS and SASL to implement this security. Under the hood, this actually boils down to using GSSAPI, Kerberos specifically, to implement privacy (e.g. aes256-cts-hmac-sha1-96).

Take a look at Phoenix executes all of its RPCs over HBase RPCs, so if you have HBase set up correctly, Phoenix will follow.

If you want to introduce the Phoenix Query Server into your architecture, you can place it behind an SSL/TLS proxy server (or configure PQS directly with SSL/TLS using a sufficiently new version of Phoenix). This would be the only way I know of to "use Phoenix with SSL", but, in my experience, this is rarely what people actually want when they say this ;)

Disclaimer: I have no idea how any of this translates to EMR :)

On 11/24/17 12:01 PM, Ash N wrote:
Hello All,

Thank you for the great work the team is doing on Phoenix.

Summary :  does Phoenix support SSL connection in Amazon EMR Cluster?

We are running Phoenix on EMR cluster in Amazon. We have a need to connect to Phoenix over SSL.  I don't see much documentation around this topic anywhere also I saw a couple of jira tickets that did not provide enough help or direction on this topic.

If Phoenix does not support SSL connections what are my options?

Starting off six months ago,  we assumed this should not be an issue.  Now we are in big trouble.

All and any help is greatly appreciated.