Getting started with PHP SDK

This section describes how to set up and install the PHP SDK and how to deploy a feature flag.

Step 1 - Setting up

The following are prerequisites for installing the PHP SDK:

  1. Create a CloudBees Feature Management account. See Signup Page to create an account.

  2. Get your environment key.

    • Get the key from App Settings > Environment > Key.

Step 2 - Installing the PHP SDK

Add the CloudBees Feature Management PHP package to your application.

composer require rollout/rox

Add the following lines of code to your application:

<?php

use Rox\Server\Rox;
use Rox\Server\Flags\RoxFlag;
use Rox\Server\Flags\RoxVariant;

require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

class Container
{
        public $titleColors;
        public $enableTutorial;

    public function __construct()
    {
        $this->enableTutorial = new RoxFlag(false);
        $this->titleColors = new RoxVariant("red", ["red", "blue", "green"]);
    }
}

$container = new Container();
Rox::register("", $container);

Rox::setup("<ROLLOUT_ENV_KEY>");

# Boolean flag example
echo "videoChat is " . ($container->enableTutorial->isEnabled() ? "true" : "false");

# Multivariate flag example
echo "color is " . $container->titleColors->getValue();

?>

Container class registration and environment key setup

  • The Rox::register() and all of the Rox::setCustom<Xxx>Property functions will not send the objects to the Dashboard, if called after Rox::Setup, but will take effect.

  • You cannot call Rox::setup() twice in the same runtime.

Run your application

Running the application

The flag name is automatically added to the CloudBees Feature Management dashboard after running the application.

Step 3 - Deploying a feature flag

Finding your flags in the CloudBees Feature Management dashboard

After creating feature flags and running your feature code, you can find your flags in the CloudBees Feature Management dashboard.

To find your flags in the dashboard:

  1. Find your application in the CloudBees Feature Management dashboard. To switch between apps, click on the app name in the top-left corner of the screen and select the app you want from the pulldown.

  2. Click on Flags on the left side of the navigation panel.

  3. Confirm that your flag is listed in the flag view.

Configuring deployment rules

  1. Go to the CloudBees Feature Management dashboard.

  2. Click on Experiments on the left panel.

  3. Click the Create Experiment button to create a new experiment.

  4. In the New Experiment window:

    • Find the Flag name from the menu, choose it.

    • Click the Set Audience button to continue. The Experiment Details view appears.

  5. Select either True, False, Split or Scheduled. Split allows you to select the percentage of the target group that you want to deploy. Scheduled allows you to schedule a deployment date.

  6. Click Update Audience.

  • You cannot delete the default condition.

  • You can click the Reset link to go back to the state from before you started making changes. Reset only appears when you’ve made saved modifications.

See Audiences for more detailed information.