Apache NiFi Registry System Administrator's Guide
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GitFlowPersistenceProvider stores flow contents under a Git directory.

In contrast to FileSystemFlowPersistenceProvider, this provider uses human friendly Bucket and Flow names so that those files can be accessed by external tools. However, it is NOT supported to modify stored files outside of NiFi Registry. Persisted files are only read when NiFi Registry starts up.

Buckets are represented as directories and Flow contents are stored as files in a Bucket directory they belong to. Flow snapshot histories are managed as Git commits, meaning only the latest version of Buckets and Flows exist in the Git directory. Old versions are retrieved from Git commit histories.

Example persisted files

Flow Storage Directory/
├── .git/
├── Bucket_A/
│   ├── bucket.yml
│   ├── Flow_1.snapshot
│   └── Flow_2.snapshot
└── Bucket_B/
    ├── bucket.yml
    └── Flow_4.snapshot

Each Bucket directory contains a YAML file named bucket.yml. The file manages links from NiFi Registry Bucket and Flow IDs to actual directory and file names. When NiFi Registry starts, this provider reads through Git commit histories and lookup these bucket.yml files to restore Buckets and Flows for each snapshot version.

Example bucket.yml

         layoutVer: 1
bucketId: d1beba88-32e9-45d1-bfe9-057cc41f7ce8
  219cf539-427f-43be-9294-0644fb07ca63: {ver: 7, file: Flow_1.snapshot}
  22cccb6c-3011-4493-a996-611f8f112969: {ver: 3, file: Flow_2.snapshot}

Qualified class name: org.apache.nifi.registry.provider.flow.git.GitFlowPersistenceProvider



Flow Storage Directory

REQUIRED: File system path for a directory where flow contents files are persisted to. The directory must exist when NiFi registry starts. Also must be initialized as a Git directory.

Remote To Push

When a new flow snapshot is created, this persistence provider updated files in the specified Git directory, then create a commit to the local repository. If Remote To Push is defined, it also pushes to the specified remote repository. E.g. origin. To define more detailed remote spec such as branch names, use Refspec. See https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Git-Internals-The-Refspec

Remote Access User

This user name is used to make push requests to the remote repository when Remote To Push is enabled, and the remote repository is accessed by HTTP protocol. If SSH is used, user authentication is done with SSH keys.

Remote Access Password

Used with Remote Access User.