Big Data Job failing on 'java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Server has invalid Kerberos principal'

Problem Description

A Big Data Job fails with the following Kerberos exception:

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Server has invalid Kerberos principal


Root Cause

The configuration or server details are not correct.



Ensure that all of these values in the context and krb5.conf/ini files are correct. Run kinit and verify that the domain and user are correct.


In this case, the context file had three equal (=) signs instead of two as they were using in the implicit context file. After this was fixed, the Job ran successfully.

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Last update:
‎04-17-2019 09:16 AM
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