[Feature flag] Roll out `ff_external_status_checks`
Enable and remove the
:compliance_approval_gates feature flag.
- Most appropriate slack channel to reach out to:
- Best individual to reach out to: @mwoolf / @rob.hunt
What are we expecting to happen?
- Allowing customers to start using the external status checks feature and related REST APIs.
What might happen if this goes wrong?
- This new feature may not work.
- Blast radius is relatively small:
- GitLab Ultimate only feature. - Only applies to groups that have explictly enabled this feature.
- Frontend elements load asyncronously. Won't block MR page.
What can we monitor to detect problems with this?
- Errors to new external status check APIs
If applicable, any groups/projects that are happy to have this feature turned on early. Some organizations may wish to test big changes they are interested in with a small subset of users ahead of time for example.
Roll Out Steps
Enable on staging (
/chatops run feature set feature_name true --staging)
Test on staging
Ensure that documentation has been updated
Enable on GitLab.com for individual groups/projects listed above and verify behaviour (
/chatops run feature set --project=gitlab-org/gitlab feature_name true)
Coordinate a time to enable the flag with the SRE oncall and release managers
@release-managers. Once an SRE on call and Release Manager on call confirm, you can proceed with the rollout
Announce on the issue an estimated time this will be enabled on GitLab.com
Enable on GitLab.com by running chatops command in
/chatops run feature set feature_name true)
Cross post chatops Slack command to
#support_gitlab-com(more guidance when this is necessary in the dev docs) and in your team channel
Announce on the issue that the flag has been enabled
Remove feature flag and add changelog entry
After the flag removal is deployed, clean up the feature flag by running chatops command in
This feature can be disabled by running the following Chatops command:
/chatops run feature set --project=gitlab-org/gitlab feature_name false