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Starburst Pre-Configuration Details

Deprecation notice

Support for this integration has been deprecated. Use the Starburst v2.0 integration instead.

Feature Availability

Project Workspaces Starburst Tag Ingestion User Impersonation Native Query Audit Multiple Integrations
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Requirement

A valid Starburst Enterprise license

Authentication Methods

The Starburst integration supports the following authentication methods to create data sources in Immuta:

  • Username and password: You can authenticate with your Starburst username and password.
  • OAuth 2.0: You can authenticate with OAuth 2.0. Immuta's OAuth authentication method uses the Client Credentials Flow; when you register a data source, Immuta reaches out to your OAuth server to generate a JSON web token (JWT) and then passes that token to the Starburst cluster. If you use OAuth to authenticate when creating a data source, you must configure the globalAdminUsername property. See the OAuth authentication section for details.

OAuth Authentication for Creating Data Sources

Configure JWT authentication method in Starburst

When using OAuth authentication to create data sources in Immuta, configure your Starburst cluster to use JWT authentication, not OpenID Connect or OAuth.

When users query a Starburst data source, Immuta sends a username with the view SQL so that policies apply in the right context. Since OAuth authentication does not require a username to be associated with a data source upon data source creation, Immuta does not send a username and Starburst queries fail. To avoid this error, you must configure a global admin username.

If you are using OAuth or asynchronous authentication to create Starburst data sources, work with your Immuta representative to configure the globalAdminUsername property.

Tag Ingestion

The Immuta Starburst integration cannot ingest tags from Starburst, but you can connect any of these supported external catalogs to work with your integration.

User Impersonation

Native impersonation allows users to natively query data as another Immuta user. To enable native user impersonation, see the Integration User Impersonation page.

Native Query Audit

Immuta translates Starburst events into comprehensive audit logs for users with the Immuta AUDIT permission to view. For more information about what is included in those audit logs, see the Starburst Audit Logs page.

Multiple Starburst Instances

You can configure multiple integrations of Starburst with a single Immuta tenant and use them dynamically. Only configure the integration once in Immuta to use it in multiple Starburst instances.

Policy Caveats

  • Limit your masked joins to columns with matching column types. Starburst truncates the result of the masking expression to conform to the native column type when performing the join, so joining two masked columns with different data types produces invalid results when one of the columns' lengths is less than the length of the masked value.

    For example, if the value of a hashed column is 64 characters, joining a hashed varchar(50) and a hashed varchar(255) column will not be joined correctly, since the varchar(50) value is truncated and doesn’t match the varchar(255) value.

  • Certain interpolation functions can block the creation of a native view, specifically @interpolatedComparison() and @iam.