Integrating with feature flags

Connecting feature flags to Jira Software gives your team immediate insight into the status of your releases after they are deployed, right from within the new issue view

The Releases section summarizes current feature flag status, revealing even more information within a tooltip, such as:

  • how many feature flags are connected to this issue
  • which feature flags are enabled
  • percentage of customers in the rollout
  • which flags have rules applied

To enable the new issue view, go to your avatar > Profile > under Labs enable New Jira issue view

Connect Jira Software to release tools

We currently support LaunchDarkly and Rollout for feature flag management.


We do not recommend installing both feature flag add-ons at the same time as results can be unpredictable.

Installing the add-on

You can install feature management add-ons through the Atlassian Marketplace.

To install these add-ons, you must be an administrator (a member of the site-adminsadministrators or jira-administrators group).

  1. Select the Jira icon (, or ) > Jira settings > Add-ons
  2. Click Find new add-ons
  3. Find the app you want to enable in the marketplace.
    1. LaunchDarkly for Jira
    2. Rollout.io
  4. Click the app to display its details view.
  5. Click Install.

Configuring the add-on

LaunchDarkly

  1. Select the Jira icon (, or ) > Jira settings > Add-ons
  2. Click Manage add-ons
  3. Find LaunchDarkly in the list.
  4. Click on the app to display its details view.
  5. Click Configure.
  6. Add your LaunchDarkly API key
  7. Click Save

Rollout

  1. Go to your project and click Project settings
  2. Select Rollout.io Integration
  3. Click Connect

Creating and connecting a feature flag

In the Releases section, select + Add feature flag and, depending on which tool you've integrated, you'll get the option to create a new flag, or connect an existing one. We'll pass the relevant information on to your flag provider so you can get connected as quickly as possible.

Once you've selected the relevant option, you'll be taken to your provider's site to complete the process.

For more details see:

Once the flag has a Jira issue key linked to it, you will see:

  1. your feature flag status, in the Releases section
  2. a tooltip that shows more detail on the status of the feature flag.
    In the example below the flag is rolled out to 100% of customers.

Last modified on Jul 19, 2018

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