How to create remote to connect HDFS using keytab or .pem

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I need some info regarding remote creation for HDFS using .pem or keytab file. I'm trying to create the remote using "rclone rc", please find the the request body below. But I need to know which parameter takes the value of .pem or keytab in request body to create the remote?

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.57.0

  • os/version: ubuntu 16.04 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 4.4.0-1087-aws (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.17.2
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)


The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

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I'm not running any command, instead I'm using rclone rc to create the remote.

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

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Below is the request body that I have to post.

            "name": "hdfsremote",

            "type": "hdfs",

            "parameters": {








A log from the command with the -vv flag

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I don't see any information at

HDFS Remote (

About keytab or pem.

So not sure it's possible but I really don't know a thing about HDFS.

This looks like all the information you need to create an HDFS remote.

There isn't a parameter like that at the moment.

You can see all the parameters in the docs.

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