Here is some overview about using the Python commands an shell and some examples below:


Making a user admin

Via the Hue shell:

build/env/bin/hue shell

Then type something similar to:

from django.contrib.auth.models import User

a = User.objects.get(username='hdfs')
a.is_staff = True
a.is_superuser = True

Changing user password

In the Hue shell:

from django.contrib.auth.models import User

user = User.objects.get(username='example')
user.set_password('some password')

Counting user documents

On the command line:

./build/env/bin/hue shell

If using Cloudera Manager, as a root user launch the shell.

Export the configuration directory:

export HUE_CONF_DIR="/var/run/cloudera-scm-agent/process/`ls -alrt /var/run/cloudera-scm-agent/process | grep HUE_SERVER | tail -1 | awk '{print $9}'`"
> /var/run/cloudera-scm-agent/process/2061-hue-HUE_SERVER

Get the process id:

lsof -i :8888|grep -m1 hue|awk '{ print $2 }'
> 14850

In order to export all Hue's env variables:

for line in `strings /proc/$(lsof -i :8888|grep -m1 hue|awk '{ print $2 }')/environ|egrep -v "^HOME=|^TERM=|^PWD="`;do export $line;done

And finally launch the shell by:

HUE_IGNORE_PASSWORD_SCRIPT_ERRORS=1 /opt/cloudera/parcels/CDH/lib/hue/build/env/bin/hue shell
> ALERT: This appears to be a CM Managed environment
> ALERT: HUE_CONF_DIR must be set when running hue commands in CM Managed environment
> ALERT: Please run 'hue <command> --cm-managed'

Then use the Python code to access a certain user information:

Python 2.7.6 (default, Oct 26 2016, 20:30:19)
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

IPython 5.2.0 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
?         -> Introduction and overview of IPython's features.
%quickref -> Quick reference.
help      -> Python's own help system.
object?   -> Details about 'object', use 'object??' for extra details.

from django.contrib.auth.models import User
from desktop.models import Document2

user = User.objects.get(username='demo')

In [8]: Document2.objects.documents(user=user).count()
Out[8]: 1167

In [10]: Document2.objects.documents(user=user, perms='own').count()
Out[10]: 1166

In [11]: Document2.objects.documents(user=user, perms='own', include_history=True).count()
Out[11]: 7125

In [12]: Document2.objects.documents(user=user, perms='own', include_history=True, include_trashed=True).count()
Out[12]: 7638

In [13]: Document2.objects.documents(user=user, perms='own', include_history=True, include_trashed=True, include_managed=True).count()
Out[13]: 31408

{u'desktop.Document': 18524L,
  u'desktop.Document2': 31409L,
  u'desktop.Document2Permission': 556L,
  u'desktop.Document2Permission_groups': 277L,
  u'desktop.Document2Permission_users': 0L,
  u'desktop.Document2_dependencies': 15087L,
  u'desktop.DocumentPermission': 1290L,
  u'desktop.DocumentPermission_groups': 0L,
  u'desktop.DocumentPermission_users': 0L,
  u'desktop.Document_tags': 18524L})