Unleash SDK implementation for Symfony framework

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v0.6.0 2022-05-26 14:05 UTC

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An Unleash bundle for Symfony 4.4, 5.2+ and 6+ applications.

This provide an easy way to implement feature flags using Gitlab Feature Flags Feature.

This implementation conforms to the official Unleash standards.

Inspired by minds/unleash-client-php and mikefrancis/laravel-unleash.


composer require stogon/unleash-bundle


Full configurations example:

# config/packages/unleash.yaml
    # The full URL to your unleash-server instance (must end with a slash).
    # Example with the "feature_flags" feature from :<project_id>/
    api_url: '<project_id>/'

    # Authorization key if needed
    auth_token: '<auth>'

    # Instance ID of your unleash application.
    # Example : VPQgqIdAxQyXY96d6oWj
    instance_id: '<some ID>'

    # Unleash application name.
    # For Gitlab feature flags, it can the the environment name.
    # default: '%kernel.environment%'
    environment: '%kernel.environment%'

        # Enable caching of features fetched from Unleash server.
        # default: true
        enabled: true
        # Service ID to use for caching (must be a cache pool)
        # default: '%unleach.cache.service%' (which resolve to '@cache.unleash.strategies' service)
        service: ''
        # The period of time from the present after which the item MUST be considered expired in the cache in seconds
        # default: 15
        ttl: 15


To use the client, simply inject Stogon\UnleashBundle\UnleashInterface into your service and use it like this:


namespace App\Controller;

use Stogon\UnleashBundle\UnleashInterface;
use Symfony\Bundle\FrameworkBundle\Controller\AbstractController;
use Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Response;
use Symfony\Component\Routing\Annotation\Route;

class HomeController extends AbstractController
    #[Route('/', name: 'homepage')]
    public function index(UnleashInterface $unleash): Response
        if ($unleash->isFeatureEnabled('my_awesome_feature')) {
            // do something awesome !

        if ($unleash->isFeatureDisabled('my_other_feature')) {
            // do something else

        return $this->render('home/index.html.twig');


The bundle also provide Twig functions to check if a feature is enabled/disabled for the current user:

{# Check if a feature is enabled for current user #}
{%- if is_feature_enabled('my_awesome_feature') -%}
    <div class="alert alert-success" role="alert">
        The <code>my_awesome_feature</code> feature is enabled for current user !
{%- else -%}
    <div class="alert alert-warning" role="alert">
        The <code>my_awesome_feature</code> feature is disabled for current user !
{%- endif -%}

{# Check if a feature is disabled for current user #}
{%- if is_feature_disabled('my_awesome_feature') -%}
    <div class="alert alert-success" role="alert">
        The <code>my_awesome_feature</code> feature is disabled for current user !
{%- else -%}
    <div class="alert alert-warning" role="alert">
        The <code>my_awesome_feature</code> feature is enabled for current user !
{%- endif -%}


There are console commands that comes with this bundle :

Command name Description
unleash:features:fetch Fetch Unleash features from remote and store them in the cache for later usage.
unleash:features:list List available Unleash features from remote.


Available strategies:

Strategy name Description
default It is the simplest activation strategy and basically means "active for everyone".
userWithId This strategy allows you to specify a list of user IDs that you want to expose the new feature for. (A user id may, of course, be an email if that is more appropriate in your system.)
flexibleRollout A flexible rollout strategy which combines all gradual rollout strategies in to a single strategy (and will in time replace them)
gradualRolloutUserId The gradualRolloutUserId strategy gradually activates a feature toggle for logged-in users. Stickiness is based on the user ID. The strategy guarantees that the same user gets the same experience every time across devices
gradualRolloutSessionId Similar to gradualRolloutUserId strategy, this strategy gradually activates a feature toggle, with the exception being that the stickiness is based on the session IDs. This makes it possible to target all users (not just logged-in users), guaranteeing that a user will get the same experience within a session.
gradualRolloutRandom The gradualRolloutRandom strategy randomly activates a feature toggle and has no stickiness. We have found this rollout strategy very useful in some scenarios, especially when we enable a feature which is not visible to the user. It is also the strategy we use to sample metrics and error reports.

For more informations, see

Add a custom strategy

If the existing strategies does not fill your needs, you can implement a custom strategy with your own logic.

First, you need to create a class which implements the Stogon\UnleashBundle\Strategy\StrategyInterface


namespace App\Unleash\Strategy;

use Stogon\UnleashBundle\Strategy\StrategyInterface;

class MyCustomStrategy implements StrategyInterface
    public function isEnabled(array $parameters = [], array $context = [], ...$args): bool
        // TODO: Implement your custom logic here.

        return false;

Then you need to tag your custom strategy with the unleash.strategy tag and provide a activation_name for it.

            - { name: unleash.strategy, activation_name: my_custom_activation_strategy }

The activation_name must match the value of your Unleash strategy ! see

Override an existing strategy

You can override an existing strategy simply by setting the activation_name of the tag to the same strategy name used here.


            - { name: unleash.strategy, activation_name: userWithId }

Add additional context to strategies

If you want to add additional data to the context passed to resolved strategy ($context parameter of the Stogon\UnleashBundle\Strategy\StrategyInterface::isEnabled method), you can implement an event listener/subscriber to react to the Stogon\UnleashBundle\Event\UnleashContextEvent event.



namespace App\EventSubscriber;

use Stogon\UnleashBundle\Event\UnleashContextEvent;
use Symfony\Component\EventDispatcher\EventSubscriberInterface;

class UnleashContextSubscriber implements EventSubscriberInterface
    public static function getSubscribedEvents()
        return [
            UnleashContextEvent::class => ['onUnleashContextEvent'],

    public function onUnleashContextEvent(UnleashContextEvent $event): void
        // Get the original payload as an array;
        $payload = $event->getPayload();

        // Set some custom data
        $payload['awesome_data'] = 'amazing';

        // Update payload


Simply run :

composer run test


$ ./vendor/bin/phpunit
$ ./vendor/bin/phpstan analyse
$ ./vendor/bin/php-cs-fixer fix --config=.php-cs-fixer.dist.php