The chart allows for setting arbitrary Airflow configuration in values under the
Some of the defaults in the chart differ from those of core Airflow and can be found in
As an example of setting arbitrary configuration, the following yaml demonstrates how one would allow webserver users to view the config from within the UI:
config: webserver: expose_config: 'True' # by default this is 'False'
Generally speaking, it is useful to familiarize oneself with the Airflow configuration prior to installing and deploying the service.
The recommended way to load example DAGs using the official Docker image and chart is to configure the
AIRFLOW__CORE__LOAD_EXAMPLES environment variable
extraEnv (see Parameters reference). The official Docker image has
set within the image, so you need to override it with an environment variable when deploying the chart in order for the examples to be present.
AIRFLOW__DATABASE__LOAD_DEFAULT_CONNECTIONS variable is not used by the Chart. Airflow Helm Chart is
intended to be used as production deployment and loading default connections is not supposed to be handled
during Chart installation. The Chart is intended to install and configure the Apache Airflow software
and create database structure, but not to fill-in the data which should be managed by the users.
The default connections are only meaningful when you want to have a
quick start with Airflow or
do some development and adding the data via Helm Chart installation is not a good idea.