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Agent plugins

Extend Optimizely Agent using plugins.

Agent plugins

Optimizely Agent can be extended through the use of plugins. Plugins are distinct from the standard Agent packages that provide a namespaced environment for custom logic. Plugins must be compiled as part of the Agent distribution and are enabled through configuration.

Interceptor plugins

  • Interceptors can be added to Optimizely Agent to customize the request and/or response by implementing the Interceptor interface.
  • This interface defines a Handler() method that returns a standard net/HTTP middleware handler based on the http.Handler interface.
  • The interceptor struct can also include a set of fields that can be configured via the config.yaml file

Example interceptor definition

package example
import (


// Example implements the Interceptor plugin interface
type Example struct {
	// set of configuration fields
	RequestHeader  string
	ResponseHeader string
	ContextValue   string

func (i *Example) Handler() func(next http.Handler) http.Handler {
	return func(next http.Handler) http.Handler {
		return http.HandlerFunc(func(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
			r.Header.Add("X-Example-Request", i.RequestHeader)

			// Example adding context to the request path
			ctx := context.WithValue(r.Context(), "example-context", i.ContextValue)

			// Continuing with the normal serving
			next.ServeHTTP(w, r.WithContext(ctx))

			// Modify the response in some way
			w.Header().Add("X-Example-Response", i.ResponseHeader)

// Register our interceptor as "example".
func init() {
	interceptors.Add("example", func() interceptors.Interceptor {
		return &Example{}
To make the interceptor available to Agent, add the plugin as an anonymous import into [all.go](./interceptors/all/all.go).
package all

// Add imports here to trigger the plugin `init()` function
import (
    _ ""
Enable the example interceptor by adding to `server.interceptors` within your `config.yaml`. Note that the yaml fields should match the struct definition of your plugin.
      requestHeader: "example-request"
      responseHeader: "example-response"
      contextValue: "example-context"