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From Dan Davydov <>
Subject Re: Merging the experimental API Framework
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:25:12 GMT
Just wanted to say this is very exciting, thank you Bolke :).

On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 10:50 AM, Bolke de Bruin <> wrote:

> All,
> After a few weeks of work I have finalized the implementation of a Rest
> API Framework. Out of the box it supports Kerberos authentication, which is
> now fully end to end tested on Travis’ with a working KDC. You can also
> switch the CLI to use the API endpoints when available. Currently, only the
> “trigger_dag” functionality is available this way, but I hope others to
> pick up and create new endpoints that the CLI can then use.
> For Contributors:
> In case you are implementing new functionality in the CLI please make sure
> to implement the actual functionality in api/common/…/<>
> and expose it through api_client (abstract), json_client (JSON),
> local_client (direct). Endpoints are defined in www/api/experimental.
> Direct exposure in I would consider deprecated and I would prefer
> to deny it from now on. Hopefully, this gives us a gradual path to improved
> integration and improved security while maintaining backwards
> compatibility. Also note that the APIs are still marked experimental and
> are subject to change.
> Next steps:
> - Swagger definitions (
> - Research possible integration between different authentication backends
> - Use “airflow api” instead of “airflow webserver” to separate concerns
> - Remove all direct DB access from
> - Improve documentation
> - Design API graduation roadmap (when is something not experimental
> anymore)
> Feedback obviously appreciated.
> Bolke

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