Execute file system commands via HTTPFS

We need to add HTTPFS Role Instance to the cluster in order to use HDFS commands via http. Let us go ahead and setup on our gateway (bigdataserver-1)

To add HTTPFS role

  • Click HDFS -> Add Role Instance -> Select “HTTPFS”
  • Select the host to install HTTPFS gateway daemon
  • Click on Install.
  • Once services are restarted, we need to open the port if the server is behind firewall.

Here are some of the examples of using HTTPFS.


For more details on Accessing HDFS via HTTP Rest API, visit the link.

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