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  1. 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…

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  2. Retention policies on offline targets (artifacts)

    Delete previous install files when new install (with an artifact) occurs (offline targets). These deletion should keep in mind the configured retention policy in the corresponding lifecycle

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  3. 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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  4. Support the creation of images as a task using packer

    Packer is a versatile tool, especially when working in a multi-cloud environment. It can be used for both creating both base gold images that can then be fully built on later or fully built imputable images.

    I see an octopus step being able to be used to:
    1) create or pull (from a repository) & update a json template with variables & transformation.
    2) next packer validate
    3) packer builds the image.

    ideally, there would also be an "Octopus" provisioner for packer that would allow the download of repos, call templates, transforms, variables install tenticle via cli

    but even it…

    6 votes
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  5. Disable Chrome AutoFill on inputs

    The chrome autofill gets in the way of dropdowns/multi-selects. There is not the ability for a user to disable autofill for specific websites, but this is supposed to work on the developer side:

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/40200130/how-to-disable-chrome-to-autofill-username-email-password/40200269#40200269

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  6. Allow Variables to be Version Controlled

    Imagine you have a connection string variable and you want to update it. You would update the variable and redeploy, however if you made a mistake (edited the wrong variable or the new connection string was not live yet) then you cannot roll back. This is even more of a problem if the variable is sensitive as you can't copy it beforehand.

    I would like to be able to version octopus variables, this would include:
    - Who
    - When
    - When deployed
    - The ability to roll back/forward.

    At the moment we have to source control much of this type…

    110 votes
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  7. 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.

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  8. Option to hide Spaces in navigation

    Just upgraded to 2019.1 - the Spaces navigation item bothers me a lot. We only have one space, and don’t want more spaces (and won’t upgrade our license), yet I can’t seem to find an option to remove this. Something to add under Configuration > Features?

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  9. Support Azure DevOps Artifacts Universal Packages

    It would be nice to support Azure DevOps Artifacts Universal Packages feeds. We are slowly moving to Azure DevOps Artifacts (for artifact management only), and would like to use Universal Packages.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/artifacts/quickstarts/universal-packages?view=azure-devops&tabs=azuredevops

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  10. Document Octopus Package metadata Json file format

    The octo.exe push-metadata allows to provide package build information, but its format is not documented.

    The documentation available at https://octopus.com/docs/octopus-rest-api/octo.exe-command-line/push-metadata states that the "metadata-file" parameter should be a "Octopus Package metadata Json file".

    What is the format expected for that "Octopus Package metadata Json file" ?

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  11. Clone All Process Steps

    Cloning steps is a nice and welcome addition. Can we expand it to a Process level and have Clone All Steps to a different project?

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  12. Deployment Steps - Loop Step with variable

    Hi,
    I have a service/container and I want to launch it in the same machine a number of times (variable to be applied per environment/tenant) .

    Do you have something for this? Can you put this?

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  13. Allow 'Step Templates' to use fixed/specific package versions

    We've been trying to ensure that any 'Step Templates' created in Octopus contain scripts/code (PowerShell) that exists within a package. That package is then referenced as part of the 'Step Template'.

    The problem we have with this is that as soon as the package is pushed, it then gets used in any new releases. This means that we have no opportunity to test this in Octopus prior to new releases in pipelines using it.

    It would be useful if within the 'Step Template' we could specify/fix the package version (or specify a range) used so that all other pipeline releases…

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  14. Add an option to the IIS deploy step that, when checked, restarts the app pool

    As an Octopus project builder, I need an option on the IIS deploy step that will allow us to restart the app pool after the deployment of the new web application so that code changes within the application can take immediate effect when deploying.

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  15. Add "Download latest version"-button to Octopus Manager GUI

    As a step towards automated upgrade of the Octopus Server (https://octopusdeploy.uservoice.com/forums/170787-general/suggestions/3033637-upgrade-of-octopusserver-through-octopus), I'd suggest that you add a "Download latest version"-button in the server GUI. This would make the upgrade a lot faster, instead of having to navigate to the Octopus web site and find the latest version manually.

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  16. Show the Project name on HTML Title instead of "Overview - Octopus Deploy"

    When you navigate to a project, you get to the Overview page as a start. When you open up many projects at once (cause a change triggered multiple CI for example, which should be deployed) all of them will show "Overview - Octopus Deploy" in the HTML title and as such it's also what's displayed on the browser tabs:

    You loose the ability to distinguish between these tabs. It also means that if you bookmark multiple projects then you'll have to change their title manually to have a valuable label for them. You have to click around them to figure…

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  17. Scheduled deployments allow select release versions

    Hi,
    We would like to select certain release versions in the scheduled deployment triggers similar to how we create a new release and can select a release version
    Currently it doesn't seem to be possible and it uses only the latest release
    Hope this can added in the next Octopus release
    Thanks,
    KK

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  18. Improved variable grouping in UI

    Hello!

    While working with variables in octopus I thought it would nice to “group” variables so that it’s easier to navigate. This would allow someone to organise and reason about the variables easier.

    Anyways, here goes:

    A.B.C[Foo] = 42
    A.B.C[Bar] = 3.14
    A.B.C[Foobar] = 256
    The above naming of variables would imply that they are related in some way. Therefore it would be nice if the UI could display them as such

    A.B.C[]
    Foo = 42
    Bar = 3.14
    Foobar = 256
    Obviously this is fairly arbitrary in the use of the [] but I think the idea is clear…

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  19. Enforce an expiry time/duration on an API key

    At present, all API keys for a user (service account user or 'real' user) do not have an expiry date.

    As a result, non-required API keys can potentially leave access open via this key.

    The suggestion would be to:
    - allow users to specify the duration of the API key/token
    - allow admins to specify the possible durations available to users/roles (e.g. administraters can stop users selecting 'unlimited' duration, and only allow 30, 60 or 90 days, for example)

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  20. Add a Python Modules feature to script modules and script templates

    Adding the ability to have modules pre-installed gives much more flexibility to the Python scripting feature.
    Having this available the same way "Referenced Packages" is available to PowerShell scripts would be very helpful.
    Having it apply to Script Templates as well as Script Modules would be the best.

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