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OpenFeature Provider

OpenFeature is an open standard that provides a vendor-agnostic, community-driven API for feature flagging that works with DevCycle.

DevCycle provides a Go implementation of the OpenFeature Provider interface, if you prefer to use the OpenFeature API.




Install the OpenFeature Go SDK and DevCycle Provider:

go get ""

Getting Started

Initialize the DevCycle SDK and set the DevCycleProvider as the provider for OpenFeature:

package main

import (

devcycle ""

func main() {
sdkKey := os.Getenv("DEVCYCLE_SERVER_SDK_KEY")

options := devcycle.Options{
EnableEdgeDB: false,
EnableCloudBucketing: false,
EventFlushIntervalMS: 30 * time.Second,
ConfigPollingIntervalMS: 1 * time.Minute,
RequestTimeout: 30 * time.Second,
DisableAutomaticEventLogging: false,
DisableCustomEventLogging: false,

devcycleClient, err := devcycle.NewClient(sdkKey, &options)
if err != nil {
log.Fatalf("Error initializing DevCycle client: %v", err)
if err := openfeature.SetProvider(devcycleClient.OpenFeatureProvider()); err != nil {
log.Fatalf("Failed to set DevCycle provider: %v", err)
client := openfeature.NewClient("devcycle")

Evaluate a Variable

Use a Variable value by passing the Variable key, default value, and EvaluationContext to one of the OpenFeature flag evaluation methods

	evalCtx := openfeature.NewEvaluationContext("user_id", map[string]interface{}{})
booleanVar, err := client.BooleanValue(context.Background(), "boolean-flag", false, evalCtx)

log.Printf("The boolean variable value is: %v", booleanVar)

Required TargetingKey

For the DevCycle SDK to work we require either a targetingKey or user_id to be set on the OpenFeature context. This is used to identify the user as the UserId for a devcycle.User in DevCycle.

Context properties to User

The provider will automatically translate known devcycle.User properties from the OpenFeature context to the User object. User Go Interface

For example all these properties will be set on the User:

// Pass evalCtx when querying values from the OpenFeature client
evalCtx := openfeature.NewEvaluationContext(
"email": "[email protected]",
"name": "Test User",
"language": "en",
"country": "CA",
"appVersion": "1.0.0",
"appBuild": "1000",
"customData": map[string]interface{}{"custom": "data"},
"privateCustomData": map[string]interface{}{"private": "data"},
"deviceModel": "Macbook",
// Or set on the client with SetEvaluationContext

Context properties that are not known User properties will be automatically added to the CustomData property of the User.

Context Limitations

DevCycle only supports flat JSON Object properties used in the Context. Non-flat properties will be ignored.

For example obj will be ignored:

"obj": map[string]interface{}{"key": "value"},

JSON Flag Limitations

The OpenFeature spec for JSON flags allows for any type of valid JSON value to be set as the flag value.

For example the following are all valid default value types to use with OpenFeature:

// Invalid JSON values for the DevCycle SDK, will return defaults
client.ObjectValue(ctx, "json-flag", []string{"slice"}, evalCtx)
client.ObjectValue(ctx, "json-flag", 610, evalCtx)
client.ObjectValue(ctx, "json-flag", false, evalCtx)
client.ObjectValue(ctx, "json-flag", "string", evalCtx)
client.ObjectValue(ctx, "json-flag", nil, evalCtx)

However, these are not valid types for the DevCycle SDK, the DevCycle SDK only supports JSON Objects:

// Valid JSON Object as the default value, will be evaluated by the DevCycle SDK
client.ObjectValue(ctx, "json-flag", map[string]{"default": "value"}, evalCtx)