LaunchDarkly provides a framework for feature flag-driven development, testing, and experimentation. This workflow creates change records so you can monitor the impact of LaunchDarkly features when they're toggled on or off. You can then build automations to update stakeholders, or send messages based on feature flag changes.

How it works

When an alert is generated in LaunchDarkly, it sends a JSON-formatted webhook to xMatters, based on user-defined feature flags. A LaunchDarkly trigger in xMatters parses the webhook and creates a change record. The webhook includes essential data you can use to enrich notifications to users or when building automated tasks.

Install the workflow

The following instructions describe how to install the workflow through the xMatters one-click installation process.

  1. Go to the Workflow Templates page and click the LaunchDarkly tile.
  2. On the Set up the workflow tab, give the workflow a name (this must be unique in your instance) and add an optional description.
    • You can edit these later, if needed.

  3. Click Next.
  4. Copy the Trigger URL. You'll use this URL when configuring LaunchDarkly.

  5. Send a test signal to the trigger URL to test the connection.
  6. Click Open Workflow to go to the workflow and customize it, or click Close to close the installation window.

Configure LaunchDarkly to send requests to the trigger URL

To have LaunchDarkly send alerts to the flow trigger, you need to configure a webhook and set it to use the trigger URL.

Before you configure the webhook, ensure you have LaunchDarkly feature flags created for your instance. If you need to create feature flags, the LaunchDarkly documentation will show you how.

Set the impacted or associated service

To set a recipient for this webhook, add the name of a single impacted or associated service to the end of the trigger URL. For example, to set the associated service as 'Antares Service', add &recipients=Antares%20Service to the trigger URL. Remember to URL-encode any special characters, including spaces, in your service name.

After setting the recipient on the LaunchDarkly webhook, go to Flow Designer and open the Change Record step. Drag and drop the Recipients variable into the Associated Service field. When changes are received, the associated or impacted service is notified of the change.

You can also manually add a service by typing its name into the Associated Service field.

Next Steps

Now that you've installed the workflow, you can use it as-is, or customize it to suit your needs better. Here are some examples of things you can add to the workflow to customize it: