I've definitely tested the old behaviour. I suspect that Oozie auth has changed since then.
[jobsub] Enable Oozie in a secured cluster
Review Request #2102 — Created May 24, 2012 and discarded
commit dffe3075b978cb334829418cc0211aee5464016b Author: Romain Rigaux <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu May 24 16:47:46 2012 -0700 [jobsub] Enable Oozie in a secured cluster :100644 100644 5aaadbf... d494d7e... M apps/jobsub/src/jobsub/oozie_lib/oozie_api.py
This is for testing for Eric.