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For context on getting started with ingestion, check out our metadata ingestion guide.


To install this plugin, run pip install 'acryl-datahub[nifi]'.


This plugin extracts the following:

  • Nifi flow as DataFlow entity
  • Ingress, egress processors, remote input and output ports as DataJob entity
  • Input and output ports receiving remote connections as Dataset entity
  • Lineage information between external datasets and ingress/egress processors by analyzing provenance events

Current limitations:

  • Limited ingress/egress processors are supported
    • S3: ListS3, FetchS3Object, PutS3Object
    • SFTP: ListSFTP, FetchSFTP, GetSFTP, PutSFTP

Quickstart recipe

Check out the following recipe to get started with ingestion! See below for full configuration options.

For general pointers on writing and running a recipe, see our main recipe guide.

type: "nifi"
# Coordinates
site_url: "https://localhost:8443/nifi/"

# Credentials
username: admin
password: password

# sink configs

Config details

Note that a . is used to denote nested fields in the YAML recipe.

site_urlURI to connect
site_name"default"Site name to identify this site with, useful when using input and output ports receiving remote connections
auth"NO_AUTH"Nifi authentication. must be one of : NO_AUTH, SINGLE_USER, CLIENT_CERT
usernameNifi username, must be set for auth = "SINGLE_USER"
passwordNifi password, must be set for auth = "SINGLE_USER"
client_cert_filePath to PEM file containing the public certificates for the user/client identity, must be set for auth = "CLIENT_CERT"
client_key_filePath to PEM file containing the client’s secret key
client_key_passwordThe password to decrypt the client_key_file
ca_filePath to PEM file containing certs for the root CA(s) for the NiFi
provenance_daystime window to analyze provenance events for external datasets
site_url_to_site_nameLookup to find site_name for site_url, required if using remote process groups in nifi flow
process_group_pattern.allowList of regex patterns for process groups to include in ingestion.
process_group_pattern.denyList of regex patterns for process groups to exclude from ingestion.
process_group_pattern.ignoreCaseTrueWhether to ignore case sensitivity during pattern matching.
env"PROD"Environment to use in namespace when constructing URNs.


Coming soon!


If you've got any questions on configuring this source, feel free to ping us on our Slack!