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GitLab - Scan your source code for feature flags

This section describes how to use the ConfigCat CLI in GitLab CI/CD to automatically scan your source code for feature flag and setting usages and upload the found code references to ConfigCat.


  1. Create a new ConfigCat Management API credential and store its values in GitLab's CI/CD Variables with the following names: CONFIGCAT_API_USER, CONFIGCAT_API_PASS.

    Gitlab secrets
  2. Get your selected Config's ID.

  3. Create a new or open your existing .gitlab-ci.yml file, and put the following job into it.
    Don't forget to replace the PASTE-YOUR-CONFIG-ID-HERE value with your actual Config ID.

    configcat-scan-repository:  stage: deploy # the job will run in the deploy phase, but you can choose from any other phases you have  image:    name: configcat/cli:1.6.2    entrypoint: ['']  script:    - configcat scan $CI_PROJECT_DIR      --config-id=PASTE-YOUR-CONFIG-ID-HERE      --repo=${CI_PROJECT_NAME}      --branch=${CI_COMMIT_REF_NAME}      --file-url-template=${CI_PROJECT_PATH}/blob/{commitHash}/{filePath}#L{lineNumber}      --commit-url-template=${CI_PROJECT_PATH}/commit/{commitHash}      --runner="ConfigCat GitLab Job"      --upload      --non-interactive
  4. Commit & push your changes.

Scan reports are uploaded for each branch of your repository that triggers the job.