How to integrate Amazon MWAA/OpenLineage

To integrate Amazon Managed Workflows for Apache Airflow (MWAA) with Atlan, complete the following steps. (Alternatively, you can use the AWS Secrets Manager to store the environment variables and fetch them using the plugin, follow the steps here to do so.)

πŸ’ͺ Did you know? For Airflow operators supported for OpenLineage extraction, you can refer to Airflow's Supported operators documentation. To learn how to extract lineage though OpenLineage methods, custom extractors, or manually annotated lineage, see Implementing OpenLineage in Operators.

Create an API token in Atlan

Before running the workflow, you will need to create an API token in Atlan.

Configure the integration in Atlan

Select the source

To select Amazon MWAA/OpenLineage as your source, from within Atlan:

  1. In the top right of any screen, click New and then click New workflow.
  2. From the filters along the top, click Orchestrator.
  3. From the list of packages, select Amazon MWAA Airflow Assets and then click Setup Workflow.

Create the connection

To configure the Amazon MWAA/OpenLineage connection, from within Atlan:

  1. For Connection Name, provide a connection name that represents your source environment. For example, you might use values like production,development,gold, or analytics.
  2. (Optional) To change the users who are able to manage this connection, change the users or groups listed under Connection Admins.
    🚨 Careful! If you do not specify any user or group, no one will be able to manage the connection β€” not even admins.
  3. (Optional) For Host, enter the URL of your Airflow UI β€” do not include any extra paths such as /home in the URL. This will allow Atlan to help you view your assets directly in Amazon MWAA from the asset profile.
  4. (Optional) For Port, enter the port number for your Airflow UI.
  5. For Enable OpenLineage Events, click Yes to enable the processing of OpenLineage events or click No to disable it. If disabled, new events will not be processed in Atlan.
  6. To create a connection, at the bottom of the screen, click the Create connection button.

Configure the integration in Amazon MWAA

πŸ’ͺ Did you know? You will need the Atlan API token and connection name to configure the integration in Amazon MWAA. This will allow Amazon MWAA to connect with the OpenLineage API and send events to Atlan.
🚨 Careful! Atlan does not support integrating with Airflow versions older than 2.5.0.

To configure Amazon MWAA to send OpenLineage events to Atlan:

  1. Based on your Airflow version on Amazon MWAA, there may be additional prerequisites for using OpenLineage:
    • For Airflow versions 2.7.0 onward, download and install the latest apache-airflow-providers-openlineage package and update the requirements.txt file of your Airflow instance with:
    • For Airflow versions 2.5.0 onward, download and install the latest openlineage-airflow library and add the following to the requirements.txt file of your Airflow instance:
  2. To set environment variables, you will need to deploy a custom plugin to Amazon MWAA. Create an file and add the following Python code in the plugin:
    • For Airflow versions 2.7.0 onward:
      from airflow.plugins_manager import AirflowPlugin
      import os
      os.environ["AIRFLOW__OPENLINEAGE__NAMESPACE"] = "<connection_name>"
      os.environ["AIRFLOW__OPENLINEAGE__TRANSPORT"] = '''{
        "type": "http", 
        "url": "https://<instance>", 
        "auth": { 
          "type": "api_key", 
          "api_key": "<API_token>"
      class EnvVarPlugin(AirflowPlugin):
        name = "env_var_plugin"
      • AIRFLOW__OPENLINEAGE__NAMESPACE: replace <connection_name> with the connection name as exactly configured in Atlan.
      • AIRFLOW__OPENLINEAGE__TRANSPORT: specify details of where and how to send OpenLineage events.
        • Replace <instance> with the name of your Atlan instance.
        • Replace <API_token> with the API token generated in Atlan.
    • For Airflow versions 2.5.0 onward and prior to 2.7.0:
      from airflow.plugins_manager import AirflowPlugin
      import os
      os.environ["OPENLINEAGE_URL"] = "https://<instance>"
      os.environ["OPENLINEAGE_NAMESPACE"] = "<connection_name>"
      os.environ["OPENLINEAGE_API_KEY"] = "<API_token>"
      class EnvVarPlugin(AirflowPlugin):
        name = "env_var_plugin" 
      • OPENLINEAGE_URL: points to the service that will consume OpenLineage events β€” for example, https://<instance>
      • OPENLINEAGE_NAMESPACE: set the connection name as exactly configured in Atlan.
      • OPENLINEAGE_API_KEY: set the API token generated in Atlan.
  3. Amazon MWAA allows you to install a plugin through a zip archive. You can either:
    • Use the following code to zip your file:
    • If you already have a file, add the file to your zip file.
  4. Upload the and requirements.txt files to the S3 bucket connected to your Amazon MWAA environment. Amazon MWAA requires your DAGs, plugins, and requirements.txt file to be in the same S3 bucket, which serves as the source location for your environment.
  5. You will need to specify the path for the latest versions of the and requirements.txt files in Amazon MWAA. To specify the path:
    1. Open the Environments page on the Amazon MWAA console.
    2. Select an environment and then click Edit.
    3. In the DAG code in Amazon S3 section, configure the following:
      1. For Plugins file - optional, select the file in the S3 bucket connected to your Amazon MWAA environment or choose the latest version from the dropdown list.
      2. For Requirements file - optional, select the latest requirements.txt file version from the dropdown list.
    4. Click Next, Update environment. or Next to save your configurations.

Verify the Atlan connection in Amazon MWAA

To verify connectivity to Amazon MWAA:

  1. For Verify connection with MWAA, click the clipboard icon to copy and run the preflight check DAG on your Amazon MWAA instance to test connectivity with Atlan. If you encounter any errors after running the DAG, refer to the preflight checks documentation.
  2. Click Done to complete setup.

Once your DAGs have completed running in Airflow, you will see Airflow DAGs and tasks along with lineage from OpenLineage events in Atlan! πŸŽ‰

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