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Integrating in Go with the Rego package

Enterprise OPA is a drop-in replacement for OPA that speeds up policy evaluation by 40%, reduces memory usage by a factor of 10, and provides extra built-in functions for fetching data from SQL, DynamoDB, MongoDB, and more. This tutorial shows how to embed Enterprise OPA into a simple Go application and enable Enteprise OPA's VM target with the rego package.

Add the Go module dependency

Extract the Enterprise OPA tarball into your source directory.

mkdir -p eopa
tar xzvf /path/to/eopa.tar.gz –strip-component=1 -C eopa

Add the following lines to your go.mod file.

require v1.8.0
replace => ./eopa

Import the Enterprise OPA VM package

Add the following import to the Go application. You should add this import in the file(s) in your application that integrates with the rego package.

import eopa_vm ""

Enable the Enterprise OPA VM target

Enable Enterprise OPA's optimized evaluation engine by passing the eopa_vm.Target target when constructing the rego.Rego object.

        // Construct a Rego object that can be prepared or evaluated.
r := rego.New(
- rego.Load([]string{os.Args[1]}, nil))
+ rego.Load([]string{os.Args[1]}, nil),
+ rego.Target(eopa_vm.Target),
+ )

// Create a prepared query that can be evaluated.
query, err := r.PrepareForEval(ctx)

Wrap up

This tutorial showed how you can embed Enterprise OPA into a Go application that uses the rego package. The sample code is hosted on GitHub. For additional examples see the examples/rego directory from the tarball.