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  1. Disable the 'Deploy' button whilst filters are being refreshed and affected tenants loaded

    Whilst in the deployment screen, the 'Deploy' button should be disabled whilst filters are being refreshed and affected tenants loaded.

    With the current functionality, it's very easy for a user to add a tag filter and not realise that additional tenants have been included, but are not yet visible in the 'Preview and Customize' section. The loading bar at the top of the box is subtle and easy to miss.

    Once affected tenants have been refreshed, the button should be enabled again.

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  2. Include description field for project and library set variables similar to project template variables

    It would be helpful to have a description field for variables in a project or in library set variables. I know the idea of having 'descriptive variables' usually solves this issue but sometimes across teams it doesn't always happen.

    To save screen space it could be a descriptor you enter when making the variable then when you mouse over the variable it shows the information descriptor.

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  3. See references to projects used in 'Deploy a Release' steps

    In a given project, see all the other projects that refer to it in a 'Deploy a Release' step.

    Use case for this is similar to the Usage tab for a step template. If I create a new release for a sub-project, I want to be able to find each parent project and update them to point to this new release.

    9 votes
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  4. Connect project to many tenants at once

    There is currently no way to associate a project to multiple tenants without going into each tenant one by one, finding the project, selecting an environment, and clicking Save. For installations with many (tens or more) tenants, this is quite inconvenient, and has resulted in hacky workarounds from third-parties.

    7 votes
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  5. Right-click "Open link in new tab" no longer working

    This was previously asked for and done here https://octopusdeploy.uservoice.com/forums/170787-general/suggestions/3133236-non-javascript-based-links

    But we updated from 2019.6.8 to 2019.9.10 and this has broken in at least one spot.

    If you click "Project switcher" and search for a Project the dropdown no longer gives links that can be open in a new tab.

    This makes me sad. :(

    11 votes
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  6. Tenant variables side by side

    The idea is to have the tenant variables displayed vertically, with one column for each environment.
    Currently, it is quite tedious to compare or copy variable values from an environment to another.

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  7. Use AWS IAM Roles as Octopus AWS Accounts

    When creating an Octopus AWS Account (https://octopus.com/docs/infrastructure/deployment-targets/aws) you currently need to enter an AWS Access Key and Secret Key. This means the corresponding AWS Access Key needs to be periodically rotated, creating some management overhead and potential security vulnerabilities. Rather than an AWS Access Key and Secret Key, if we were able to enter an AWS IAM Role that is assumed whenever that Octopus AWS Account is used, then we would no longer need to manage AWS Access Keys.

    In the background, Octopus Deploy would need to set it up so that the AWS IAM Role is assumed…

    5 votes
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  8. Deployment promotion with excluded steps is not persisting chosen steps

    Currently if we create a release for a project with multiple steps excluding some of the steps, it is not persisting the state when the same release is promoted to the next environment as part of channel life cycle.

    We need to exclude the steps again when promoting the same release to next environment which is causing lot of problems as people deploying the release are different for different environments and often they forget.

    It would be great if you can persist the state of excluded steps to the next environments as part of same release?

    15 votes
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  9. Support Terraform 0.12

    Octopus supports Terraform-Steps. It uses Terraform 0.11. Terraform 0.12 has been released and has a few breaking changes. Update the Terraform-Integration to be compatible with Terraform 0.11 and 0.12.

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  10. Support for High Priority Deployments/Tasks

    Sometimes our task queue is filled with a lot of tasks waiting to be executed. Every once in a while a priority deployment needs to take place at the same time.
    In such case It would be very useful if we could mark this deployment as "High Priority", so that the tasks of this deployment are handled before the already existing tasks in the queue.
    This is not possible now, the only solution now is to cancel all the existing tasks.

    50 votes
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  11. Allow the visibility of what teams have access to a project/group

    Right now you can view a Team and see what project or project group that team has access to. We'd like to see the reverse as well. When we go to a project or project group we'd like to see the teams that have access along with their permissions.

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  12. Support inserting into an array in JSON Configuration

    Given an JSON settings file which has an array element

    e.g. { "Users": [] }

    Use Octopus variables to insert into the array rather than just replace values.

    e.g.
    define Users:0:Username = user
    define Users:0:Password = password

    Would result in the object getting inserted

    { "Users": [ { "Username: "user", "Password": "password" } ] }

    https://help.octopus.com/t/json-configuration-can-it-insert-into-an-array/24317/7

    9 votes
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  13. "Acquire Packages" should be first step

    Give an option (or make it default) to have the "Acquire Packages" step to always happen at the very beginning.

    Our use case:
    We uninstall a program, then extract the package and install it. If it fails on the package download (which happens automatically right before the extraction), then our deployment target had all of its files deleted, but failed the deployment.

    Our current fix:
    Make sure the "Extract Packages" step is the first thing in every project, to force "Acquire Packages" to be at the very beginning

    3 votes
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  14. Use IAM roles instead of AWS access secrets for all external resources, e.g. feeds, targets, community library tasks

    Currently, the only way to set up AWS authentication for an ECR external feed, AWS deployment target, community library task, etc, is with an IAM user secret such as API access keypair. Our product secrutiy team has exlicitly forbidden use of secrets such as keypairs like this and requires everything to use IAM role authentication via role assumption.

    It would be lovely to replace the access key and secret key inputs with a single input for an IAM role name to assume into in order to get the needed credentials. The authentication and login could then execute on workers with…

    29 votes
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  15. Fix typo in /opt/octopus/tentacle/configure-tentacle.sh

    Fix typo in /opt/octopus/tentacle/configure-tentacle.sh.
    Applications is misspelled as "appications".
    Found in tentacle-5.0.12-1.x86_64.rpm.

    read -p "Where would you like Tentacle to install appications to? ($applicationpath):" inputapplicationpath
    
    read -p "Where would you like Tentacle to install appications to? ($applicationpath):" inputapplicationpath

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  16. Support toast messages

    It would be useful to notify either all users, a team, an individual of some changes (step template to be deprecated, upgrade occuring) via a toast/message on login so that important messages related to Octopus/deployments are delivered via Octopus directly to the users that need to know.

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  17. Go to cloned project after cloning

    After completing and saving the clone project dialog, the page reloads and your are back on the project that you just cloned from.

    To be consistent with other software I regularly use, I expect to be navigated to the project that I just created from the clone command. At the very least, I would like some sort of obvious UI with a link telling me to go to the cloned project.

    On multiple occasions, I have cloned a project and went straight into deleting custom steps and variables that aren't needed in the new project. However, I eventually find out…

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  18. Show release notes in overview

    Could you please consider showing the release notes as a hint box when user would hover the release number in the Project/Deployments/Overview view?

    Currently the release number is "clickable", so we can reach the release (and its notes) quickly, anyway there is no hint used, so it would be more comfortable just to point the cursor and read the notes.

    Thank you.

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  19. Support linux-arm in Linux Tentacle

    A dotnet core version has been build. I would be great if this was compiled to a linux-arm runtime.

    https://octopus.com/docs/infrastructure/deployment-targets/linux/tentacle

    12 votes
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  20. Add a view that shows all Releases across all channels and Tenants

    Please can a view be added that allows a user to see all deployments in a pipeline, spanning all tenants and channels? Having to search for these seperately causes no end of headaches as I often have to line up versions and this is made harder when they have to be searched for. Making it so they are all visible from the main page of a release as an optional view would alleviate this.

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