Category Archives: Platforms and Frameworks

Software engineering solutions used and/or developed by eBay

Multiple Authentication Mechanisms for Hadoop Web Interfaces

  Apache Hadoop is a base component for Big Data processing and analysis. Hadoop servers, in general, allow interaction via two protocols: a TCP-based RPC (Remote Procedure Call) protocol and the HTTP protocol. The RPC protocol currently allows only one primary authentication mechanism: Kerberos. The HTTP interface allows enterprises to plug in different authentication mechanisms.
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Monitoring Anomalies in the Experimentation Platform

Experimentation The Experimentation platform at eBay runs around 1500 experiments that are responsible for processing over hundreds of TBs of reporting data contained in millions of files using Hadoop infrastructure and consuming thousands of computing resources. The entire report generation process contains well over 200 metrics, and it enables millions of customers to experience small
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Finite-State Machine for Single-Use Code Authentication

Introduction eBay strives to excel at security and to identify new and improved secure mechanisms to allow users to seamlessly access their account and in the meantime ensure that the fraudulent and malicious users are kept at bay. This is a balancing act that every internet platform player, major and minor, performs every day. Passwords
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