Getting started with Python SDK

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

Step 1 - Setting up

The following are prerequisites for installing the Python 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 Python SDK

Add the CloudBees Feature Management Python package to your application:

$ pip install rox

Add the following lines of code to your application:

# Import SDK
from rox.server.rox_server import Rox
from rox.server.flags.rox_flag import RoxFlag
from rox.server.flags.rox_variant import RoxVariant


# Create Roxflags in the Flags container class
class Flags:
    def __init__(self):
        #Define the feature flags
        self.enableTutorial = RoxFlag(False)
        self.titleColors = RoxVariant('White', ['White', 'Blue', 'Green', 'Yellow'])

flags = Flags()

# Register the flags container
Rox.register("", flags)

# Setup the environment key
cancel_event = Rox.setup("<ROLLOUT-ENV-KEY>").result();

# Boolean flag example
print('enableTutorial is %s' % flags.enableTutorial.is_enabled())

# Multivariate flag example
print('color is %s' % flags.titleColors.get_value())

Container class registration and environment key setup

  • 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.