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Cassandra user does not have the required permissions

Suggest edit Updated on March 11, 2021

If Pega Platform tries to access an external Cassandra database through a Cassandra user that does not have the required permissions, the Decision Data Store (DDS) landing page displays an error.

Condition

The DDS landing page displays one of the following errors:

Caused by: com.datastax.driver.core.exceptions.UnauthorizedException: User cassuser has no CREATE permission on <keyspace data> or any of its parents  
at com.datastax.driver.core.Responses$Error.asException(Responses.java:134) ~[cassandra-driver-core-3.1.2.jar:?]  
at com.datastax.driver.core.DefaultResultSetFuture.onSet(DefaultResultSetFuture.java:179) ~[cassandra-driver-core-3.1.2.jar:?]  
at com.datastax.driver.core.RequestHandler.setFinalResult(RequestHandler.java:177) ~[cassandra-driver-core-3.1.2.jar:?]  
at com.datastax.driver.core.RequestHandler.access$2500(RequestHandler.java:46) ~[cassandra-driver-core-3.1.2.jar:?]  
at com.datastax.driver.core.RequestHandler$SpeculativeExecution.setFinalResult(RequestHandler.java:797) ~[cassandra-driver-core-3.1.2.jar:?]  
at com.datastax.driver.core.RequestHandler$SpeculativeExecution.onSet(RequestHandler.java:631) ~[cassandra-driver-core-3.1.2.jar:?]  
at com.datastax.driver.core.Connection$Dispatcher.channelRead0(Connection.java:1070) ~[cassandra-driver-core-3.1.2.jar:?]  
Caused by: com.datastax.driver.core.exceptions.InvalidQueryException: unconfigured table customerdds_69d1abd1311e7423d7d62b15e28b2ae0  
at com.datastax.driver.core.Responses$Error.asException(Responses.java:136) ~[cassandra-driver-core-3.1.2.jar:?]  
at com.datastax.driver.core.SessionManager$4.apply(SessionManager.java:220) ~[cassandra-driver-core-3.1.2.jar:?]  
at com.datastax.driver.core.SessionManager$4.apply(SessionManager.java:196) ~[cassandra-driver-core-3.1.2.jar:?]  
at com.google.common.util.concurrent.Futures$AsyncChainingFuture.doTransform(Futures.java:1442) ~[closure-compiler-v20160911.jar:?]  
at com.google.common.util.concurrent.Futures$AsyncChainingFuture.doTransform(Futures.java:1433) ~[closure-compiler-v20160911.jar:?]  
at com.google.common.util.concurrent.Futures$AbstractChainingFuture.run(Futures.java:1408) ~[closure-compiler-v20160911.jar:?]  
at com.google.common.util.concurrent.Futures$2$1.run(Futures.java:1177) ~[closure-compiler-v20160911.jar:?]  
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1145) ~[?:1.7.0_75]  
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:615) ~[?:1.7.0_75]  

Remedy

  1. List the permissions of the Cassandra user by running the list permissions CQL command:
    cassandra@cqlsh> list all permissions of rolename
    where role_name is the name of the Cassandra user role that the DDS service uses to access your external Cassandra database.
    Result: The list permissions command returns a list of the permissions of the Cassandra user, like in the following example:
     role   | username | resource              | permission 
    --------+----------+-----------------------+------------
    rolename | rolename | <keyspace preme_data> |       DROP 
    rolename | rolename | <keyspace preme_data> |  AUTHORIZE 
    rolename | rolename | <keyspace preme_data> |     CREATE 
    rolename | rolename | <keyspace preme_data> |       DROP 
    rolename | rolename | <keyspace preme_data> |     MODIFY 
  2. In the permission column, verify that for each keyspace the Cassandra user has the following permissions:
    • create
    • alter
    • drop
    • select
    • modify
    Note: To connect to an external Cassandra database, the DDS service requires permissions for to the following keyspaces:
    • adm
    • adm_commitlog
    • aggregation
    • data
    • states
    • vbd
  3. If the Cassandra user does not have all required permissions, add the missing permissions by running the grant CQL command.
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