Rethinking SaaS Entitlement Management with Feature Flags

Feature flags are typically associated with continuous delivery feature access management. They allow you to temporarily limit production access to a new feature while it's being developed and tested, then open access for your users once it's ready. But how do you manage long-lived features like the entitlements that represent features of your SaaS pricing tiers, features that are packaged and managed by our product team?

In this session, you'll learn how feature flags can be used within a multi-tenant software-as-a-service application architecture to manage entitlements. Using your same feature management tool, you can simplify integration into your code, while enabling your non-technical users to manage feature permissions. We'll dig into specific code examples that show how to build entitlements using LaunchDarkly for feature flags both in front-end, and back-end code like Serverless with AWS Lambdas.


Brian Rinaldi

Developer Experience Engineer @LaunchDarkly

Brian Rinaldi is a Developer Experience Engineer at LaunchDarkly with over 20 years experience as a developer for the web. Brian is actively involved in the community running developer meetups via and Orlando Devs. He’s the editor of the Jamstacked newsletter and co-author of The Jamstack Book from Manning.

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Bill Tarr

SaaS Evangelist, AWS SaaS Factory @AWS

Bill is a SaaS specialist who has led technology teams and designed solutions for early stage startups and international enterprises. He is a member of the AWS SaaS Factory, and has enabled dozens of SaaS customers on the best practices for designing, building, and operating SaaS solutions through direct engagement, public speaking, and streaming shows like “Show Me SaaS“ and ”Building SaaS on AWS“. In his free time, Bill enjoys kayaking the bays of San Diego to the lakes of Northern New York.

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