Testing with feature flags

To run a specific test with a feature flag enabled you can use the QA::Runtime::Feature class to enable and disable feature flags (via the API).

Note that administrator authorization is required to change feature flags. QA::Runtime::Feature will automatically authenticate as an administrator as long as you provide an appropriate access token via GITLAB_QA_ADMIN_ACCESS_TOKEN (recommended), or provide GITLAB_ADMIN_USERNAME and GITLAB_ADMIN_PASSWORD.

Please be sure to include the tag :requires_admin so that the test can be skipped in environments where admin access is not available.

context "with feature flag enabled", :requires_admin do
  before do
    Runtime::Feature.enable('feature_flag_name')
  end

  it "feature flag test" do
    # Execute a test with a feature flag enabled
  end

  after do
    Runtime::Feature.disable('feature_flag_name')
  end
end

Running a scenario with a feature flag enabled

It’s also possible to run an entire scenario with a feature flag enabled, without having to edit existing tests or write new ones.

Please see the QA readme for details.