Published on November 15th, 2022

Roadie Tech Insights helps you keep track of all of your software assets and make sure they meet your quality and compliance targets.

Roadie Tech Insights lets you create Scorecards to track what matters to you about your assets in the Backstage catalog. It does this by ingesting data via Data Sources, and then aggregating Checks on that data.

Therefore, in order to create Scorecards, you will need to add Data Sources and define Checks on such data. Roadie provides a user interface to build all three of these, this page describes how to set each one of them.


  • Roadie Tech Insights is a paid add-on. If you are not sure about whether or not you have it or would like to include it, please reach out to our sales team.
  • You must be an administrator for your Roadie instance to enable and manage Tech Insights.

Enable Roadie Tech Insights

To enable Roadie Tech Insights, go to Administration → Settings → Plugins → Tech Insights, or navigate to https://[organisation]/administration/settings/tech-insights and tick the enabled box as shown below:

Enable Tech Insights

Users access

Anyone who is part of the roadie-backstage-admin GitHub team will have CRUD access to Tech Insights.

However, if you want to grant CRUD access to the feature to some users, but do not wish to make them parts of main admin group (roadie-backstage-admin), you can create a roadie-tech-insights-admin and add them as a members there.

If it exists, anyone who is part of the roadie-tech-insights-admin GitHub group will have CRUD access to Tech Insights.

By default, no other users will have access, unless you check ‘Visible to all users’ checkbox under Administration → Settings → Plugins → Tech Insights page.

This will grant Read access to all users which are not part of roadie-backstage-admin nor roadie-tech-insights-admin groups.

Once Roadie Tech Insights is enabled, you’ll find a link in the sidebar as below:

Sidebar Tech Insights

Next steps

Now that you have enabled Roadie Tech Insights and verified you have access to the Tech Insights page you’ll be able to create Data Sources, define Check for your Data Sources, and compose Scorecards with said Checks.