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Luke2
09-30-2013, 11:37 AM
I tried using the link inside the Pentaho WiKi post below that should have installed a Chrome Omnibox extension to support HDFS browsing:
http://wiki.pentaho.com/display/BAD/Simple+Chrome+Extension+to+browse+HDFS+volumes (http://wiki.pentaho.com/display/BAD/Simple+Chrome+Extension+to+browse+HDFS+volumes)
Apparently new security settings in Chrome prevent the installation. The Chrome support page says:

"We're constantly looking out for ways to make your browsing safer. To that end, we recently changed the way you add extensions that are not in the Chrome Web Store to your browser. Previously, any website could prompt you to add an extension into your browser. In the latest version of Google Chrome, you must explicitly tell Chrome that you want to install these extensions by adding them through the Extensions page."

The chrome://extensions/ page has a button to load unpacked extensions, but it does not appear to recognize the "hdfs-browser.crx" file downloaded by the WiKi page above.

Has anyone been able to use this extension with the latest version of Chrome?

thank you

Luke2
09-30-2013, 01:45 PM
Matt Burgess - thank you for solving this problem!

Basically you save the CRX then drag-and-drop onto your extensions page.