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Unspecified GSS failure: How to fix Clock skew too great

Unspecified GSS failure

For a Similar error, see this guide (Kerberos error: Clock skew too great while getting initial credentials.)

When you attempt to connect to a Hive Server with Kerberos authentication, the following error might occur (GSSAPI Error: Unspecified GSS failure, minor code may provide more information Clock skew too great when Connecting to Hive Server). This error is as a result of the local system clock is out of sync with the Key Distribution Center (KDC). To resolve this issue, follow the recommendation below.

Solution: Ensure that the local system time matches the clock time of the Kerberos Key Distribution Center.

I hope you found this blog post helpful in fixing Unspecified GSS failure when connecting to Hive Server. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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