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WIP: This gem is currently under active development. Until 1.0 version backwards-incompatible changes may be introduced with each 0.x minor version.

Configuration and feature management that is pre-loaded into your application at boot-time.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'envoku'

And then execute:

$ bundle install


When Envoku is loaded it automatically uses Dotenv in the background to preload and other configuration mechanisms you may have to make transitioning seamless.


Envoku automatically pre-loads itself during before_configuration phase so no configuration is required.


Use the plain ruby method as early as possible, before any ENV variables are accessed. Usually at the top of app.rb.

Plain ruby

Run the following code before you need access to the environment variables



Feature are defined as standard environment variables as YAML objects in the following format:

ENVOKU_FEATURE_FEATURE1="description: 'Example feature', attribute1: 'something'"
all_features = Envoku::Feature.all
feature = Envoku::Feature.new('FEATURE1')
feature.enabled? # global for all resources
feature.enabled_for?(current_user) # does current_user have this feature enabled
feature.enable_for!(current_user) # enable feature for current_user
feature.disable_for!(current_user) # disable feature for current_user
feature.attributes # {"attribute1" => "something"}
feature.permitted_for?('User') # whether or not this feature is designed for a resource

By default, all features can be used against all resources. To restrict a feature to a certain resource:

ENVOKU_FEATURE_FEATURE1="permitted_resources: 'Organization,User'"

Per-resource features are stored in Redis via the following keys:

(SET)  envoku:features:[feature]:[class] 123 456 789 # IDs for resource grouped by feature and class
(SET)  envoku:features:[class]:[id] FEATURE1 FEATURE2 # Features grouped by resource and ID


  • ~~Logging~~
  • ~~Show warning when toggling features for non-permitted resources~~
  • Add Envoku.configure {} functionality


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/marcqualie/envoku-ruby.