Amazon EMR on EC2 announces support for native LDAP authentication

Amazon EMR is excited to announce a new feature that enables user authentication to EMR on EC2 clusters using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) based credentials. This feature allows administrators to configure EMR on EC2 clusters to authenticate corporate identities in their Active Directory (AD) using LDAP. With this launch, AD users are synced to the EMR on EC2 cluster automatically when LDAP authentication is enabled. This simplifies authentication to EMR clusters for administrators by eliminating the manual steps to sync users and/or implementing application-specific LDAP configuration. 

Source:: Amazon AWS