First of all, let me say how wonderful it is to see active development on Spark again. It’s a wonderful thing.
Before I go further, let me put on my flame proof suit…
Now that there seems to be some active development happening on Spark, I wanted to ask if its possible to look into the situation with SSO on Windows. As we all know it works, as long as you run it as an administrator. However in my organization (and I would hope in all others), everyone runs as standard users and we don’t allow them to elevate. In the past I used an ugly hack workaround of creating a scheduled task to run Spark with the “run with highest privileges” enabled which worked, most of the time (sometimes Spark would not launch for reasons unknown).
I notice in JDK-6722928 (https://bugs.java.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=JDK-6722928) that Java now includes a native GSS-API library on Windows. That being the case, shouldn’t all the workarounds and hacks to get this to work on Windows now be unnecessary? I did install the latest Java 14, which should have the native GSS-API library but I still have the same SSO problems. Unfortunately I am not a Java programmer so I have no idea how SSO is currently implemented within Spark, where to look, or what to do if I did, but perhaps somebody else can speak to this?
Thanks for reading.