Enabling and disabling Kerberos security 

Turn Kerberos authorization on and off by changing the authenticator in cassandra.yaml.

After setting up Kerberos users, you can turn Kerberos authorization on and off by changing the authenticator in the cassandra.yaml file:

  • On: com.datastax.bdp.cassandra.auth.KerberosAuthenticator
  • Off: any other authenticator
The location of the cassandra.yaml file depends on the type of installation:
Package installations /etc/dse/cassandra/cassandra.yaml
Tarball installations install_location/resources/cassandra/conf/cassandra.yaml