Power BI Connector for HDFS

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Creating the Data Source Name

This section describes how to edit the DSN configuration and then authenticate and connect to HDFS APIs.

Editing the DSN Configuration

You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to edit the DSN configuration. Note that the DSN is created during the installation process, as described in Installing the Connector.

Complete the following steps to edit the DSN configuration:

  1. Select Start > Search, and enter ODBC Data Sources in the Search box.
  2. Choose the version of the ODBC Administrator that corresponds to the bitness of your Power BI Desktop installation (32-bit or 64-bit).
  3. Click the System DSN tab.
  4. Select the system data source and click Configure.
  5. Edit the information on the Connection tab and click OK.

Connecting to HDFS

In order to connect, set the following connection properties:

  • Host: Set this value to the host of your HDFS installation.
  • Port: Set this value to the port of your HDFS installation. Default port: 50070

Authenticating to HDFS

There are two authentication methods available for connecting to the HDFS data source, the Anonymous Authentication and the and Negotiate (Kerberos) Authentication.

Anonymous Authentication

In some situations, HDFS may be connected to without any authentication connection properties. To do so, simply set the AuthScheme to None (default).

Authenticate using Kerberos

When authentication credentials are required, authentication over Kerberos may be used. Please see Using Kerberos for details on how to authenticate with Kerberos.

Next Step

See Getting Data for the next step, which is connecting to the data that you want to work with.

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