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Using flask with celery

Using url_for within celery

Celery can be configured to use flask app's application_context.

More here.

However, since url_for typically needs a request_context (which is always available in functions that define flask routes), it is not able to build a url without it.

Flask lets us generate urls in the absence of a request if a SERVER_NAME is configured for the app.

The default url scheme for generating urls in the absence of a request context is http. This can be set to https either on a case by case basis by passing _scheme='https' to url_for, or by setting the config variable PREFERRED_URL_SCHEME to https. More here.

More on the application context here.

More on the request context here.