External Table : Permission denied

Hi ,
I am trying to create an External table, and got this error. Do I need to request for any permissions ?

FAILED: Execution Error, return code 1 from org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.DDLTask. MetaException(message:java.security.AccessControlException:
Permission denied: user=nelakondannr, access=WRITE, inode="/":hdfs:hdfs:drwxr-xr-x

Thanks,
Raju

@nelakondannr, you don’t have WRITE rights. Go throught [this] (https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/Hive/SQL+Standard+Based+Hive+Authorization)