The source of truth sits in the main hue.ini. It consists in several ini sections. Lines needs to be uncommented to be active.

The most important things to configure are:

  • pointing to a relational database (where Hue saves users and queries)
  • pointing to external services to query or browse (which databases we want users to query with SQL, or filesystems to browse…)


Sometimes some Hadoop components need to be configured to properly work with Hue. Hue is using Hadoop impersonation to be able to communicate properly with certain services. This is described in the following Service Configuration.