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OpenFeature NestJS SDK

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The OpenFeature NestJS SDK is a package that provides a NestJS wrapper for the OpenFeature Server SDK.

Capabilities include:

  • Providing a NestJS global module to simplify OpenFeature configuration and usage within NestJS
  • Setting up logging, event handling, hooks and providers directly when registering the module
  • Injecting feature flags directly into controller route handlers by using decorators
  • Injecting transaction evaluation context for flag evaluations directly from execution context (HTTP header values, client IPs, etc.)
  • Injecting OpenFeature clients into NestJS services and controllers by using decorators

Quick start


  • Node.js version 16+
  • NestJS version 8+



npm install --save @openfeature/nestjs-sdk


# yarn requires manual installation of the peer dependencies (see below)
yarn add @openfeature/nestjs-sdk @openfeature/server-sdk @openfeature/core

Required peer dependencies

The following list contains the peer dependencies of @openfeature/nestjs-sdk with its expected and compatible versions:

  • @openfeature/server-sdk: >=1.7.5
  • @nestjs/common: ^8.0.0 || ^9.0.0 || ^10.0.0
  • @nestjs/core: ^8.0.0 || ^9.0.0 || ^10.0.0
  • rxjs: ^6.0.0 || ^7.0.0 || ^8.0.0

The minimum required version of @openfeature/server-sdk currently is 1.7.5.


The example below shows how to use the OpenFeatureModule with OpenFeature's InMemoryProvider.

import { Module } from '@nestjs/common';
import { OpenFeatureModule, InMemoryProvider } from '@openfeature/nestjs-sdk';

imports: [
defaultProvider: new InMemoryProvider({
testBooleanFlag: {
defaultVariant: 'default',
variants: { default: true },
disabled: false,
providers: {
differentProvider: new InMemoryProvider(),
export class AppModule {}

With the OpenFeatureModule configured, it's possible to inject flag evaluation details into route handlers like in the following code snippet.

import { Controller, ExecutionContext, Get } from '@nestjs/common';
import { map, Observable } from 'rxjs';
import { BooleanFeatureFlag, EvaluationDetails } from '@openfeature/nestjs-sdk';
import { Request } from 'express';

export class OpenFeatureController {
public async welcome(
flagKey: 'testBooleanFlag',
defaultValue: false,
feature: Observable<EvaluationDetails<boolean>>,
) {
return feature.pipe(
map((details) =>
details.value ? 'Welcome to this OpenFeature-enabled NestJS app!' : 'Welcome to this NestJS app!',

It is also possible to inject the default or domain scoped OpenFeature clients into a service via Nest dependency injection system.

import { Injectable } from '@nestjs/common';
import { FeatureClient, Client } from '@openfeature/nestjs-sdk';

export class OpenFeatureTestService {
@FeatureClient() private defaultClient: Client,
@FeatureClient({ domain: 'my-domain' }) private scopedClient: Client,
) {}

public async getBoolean() {
return await this.defaultClient.getBooleanValue('testBooleanFlag', false);

Module additional information

Flag evaluation context injection

Whenever a flag evaluation occurs, context can be provided with information like user e-mail, role, targeting key, etc. in order to trigger specific evaluation rules or logic. The OpenFeatureModule provides a way to configure context for each request using the contextFactory option. The contextFactory is run in a NestJS interceptor scope to configure the evaluation context, and then it is used in every flag evaluation related to this request. By default, the interceptor is configured globally, but it can be changed by setting the useGlobalInterceptor to false. In this case, it is still possible to configure a contextFactory that can be injected into route, module or controller bound interceptors.