This this one we will formally introduce Apache Knox Gateway and touch upon some of the problems it tries to solve.
In the simplest of terms Knox is a reverse proxy for Hadoop deployments. The Knox Gateway provides a single access point for all REST and HTTP interactions with Apache Hadoop clusters In the simplest of terms Knox is a reverse proxy for Hadoop deployments. One thing to note is Knox is not a replacement for firewalls.
Apache Knox, provides three, major modules
One last thing to mention about knox is that it can also be integrated with Apache Ranger to provide finer level of authentication.
In the next segment we will look at a sample problem and solve it with knox and keycloak.
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