{{ variable }} in Ambari

I have always problem how to know where defined variables I can see via Ambari GUI – {{ some text }}

First this pattern is called Jinja Template framework

Lets learn via example

I have HDF schema registry and I don’t like in example kerberos.principal value Ambari puts there HTTP/[hostname]@REALM. I put two schema registries behind AWS EBL and I need static SPN.

Jinja template is found /var/lib/ambari-agent/cache/common-services/REGISTRY/0.3.0/package/templates/registry.yaml.j2

From template I can find {{registry_ui_jaas_principal}}

Ambari uses lots of params.py files to generate variables. The one I am interested in is /var/lib/ambari-agent/cache/common-services/REGISTRY/0.3.0/package/scripts/params.py and it is copy of /var/lib/ambari-server/resources/mpacks/hdf-ambari-mpack-3.3.1.0-10/common-services/REGISTRY/0.3.0/package/scripts/params.py

Do not change file under cache because after ambari restart static one will overwrites this so change
/var/lib/ambari-server/resources/mpacks/hdf-ambari-mpack-3.3.1.0-10/common-services/REGISTRY/0.3.0/package/scripts/params.py