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  1. 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…

    67 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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

      16 votes
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      • 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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        • 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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          • Enable worker pool support for 'Deploy a Package' step

            We have nearly a dozen client/WPF projects that primarily consist of backing up a directory and then overwriting it with an updated package (size ranging from 20-350MB). Each of these projects push their packages to 20 remote servers, but the servers cannot host tentacles due to our security policies, so we run the steps from one of our Octopus hosts (via tentacle installed alongside the manager service). This is slow and expensive on the Octopus host, especially when there are many other deploys underway. Worst of all, it forces steps to deploy in serial versus parallel because all steps are…

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            • Support Azure Service Fabric Mesh

              The Service Fabric Mesh deployment model is in public preview since a couple of months back and GA is expected this spring. Being mainly ARM template and container based, the SF Mesh deployment is probably possible to accompish by custom scripts today, but good out of the box support in OD would be very valuable.

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              • Kubernetes Ingress doesn't allow to configure TLS

                Allow kubernetes ingress to specify TLS configuration.

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                • Supply a list of project variables for powershell

                  Currently in powershell scripts, the only list of variables is $OctopusParameters, but this list includes all the built-in Octopus parameters as well.

                  It would be really nice to be able to reference only the variables defined in the current project during a deployment.

                  Something like $OctopusProjectVariables

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                    • new user role\s

                      Would it be possible to introduce a new user role\s for adding\editing\removing steps from a process?

                      We would like developers to be able to add a new step but not delete or edit existing steps.

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                      • Expand All button in Task Log

                        In Task Log screen, we need to click on "+" button to expand the sections for each section. A "Expand All" button would be useful when you want to expand all sections at once but do not want the verbosity in Raw tab.

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                        • Define Manual intervention on an Environment

                          I'd like to assign a manual intervention, or "Approval gate", at the environment level, independent of project.

                          We have many projects that can be deployed to our environments. The lifecycles these projects can deploy to have a mix of Dev, CI, Test and Production environments. Some important environments require approval before anything can be deployed to them (e.g. QA, PreProd, Production).

                          At the moment I have to add manual intervention steps to every project that could be deployed to those environments. I also have to make the intervention steps are conditional based on the environments they're going to (i.e. I…

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                          • Obfuscate sensitive variables in deployment log in variable substitution

                            We're using various steps for deployment ('Deploy a package', 'Deploy to IIS') which both have variable substitution options to substitute variables in Web.config/App.config.

                            During deployment, i've noticed that these substitutions are logged. However, sometimes i see that our sensitive variables are being logged here at 'verbose' level. Other sensitive (and also non-sensitive) variables are obfuscated.

                            It seems that the deployment process decides by itself based on the name of the variable. In my opinion, the sensitive option of the variabel should be considered here as well.

                            An example of what we've got currently:
                            We've got an appsetting in our app.config,…

                            3 votes
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                            • Exclude process steps when you are creating release

                              Exclude process steps when you are creating release not before deploying release. Why?

                              We have multiple projects and when we are deploying to higher environments we are actually deploying "wrapper project" which contains releases of projects.

                              In each release, we don't always deploy all the projects so we want to exclude them from deploying.

                              We know that we can set up "deploy only if the version is greater". But If we exclude some of deploy release steps then we have a better overview of what actually has been deployed.

                              We just want to skip boring manually clicking each time before…

                              3 votes
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                              • Highlight the variable Snapshot difference while updating the release snapshot

                                Whenever there is a change in the variable after the creation of the release, we used to get warning saying "Release Snapshot has been changed". But we do have only one option to update the entire release without knowing what has been changed. It would be great if you have any way to find/highlight the variables and their values that will be updated when I click "Update Variables" in the release Snapshot section. It will minimize the risk when it's comes to updating the snapshots for production deployment and it will give a transparent view of what changes are done…

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                                • Production Deployment Notification

                                  I would like to receive an email notification when a PRODUCTION deployment is taking place.

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                                  • Tag AWS ECR (Elastic Container Registry) images from a feed with a deployment tag

                                    Amazon's ECR (Elastic Container Registry) is a docker-compatible registry that you can configure as a first-class package feed in Octopus. Part of the ECR product (in AWS) is to set up lifecycle policies so it can automatically delete old images (since it takes up space for each image). This is a similar feature that Octopus offers on its own built-in package registry, but the ECR is obviously an external registry so the purging has to managed by AWS (and no Octopus). But ECR has no way of knowing which images are used (so they won't get deleted), except if you…

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                                    • Approval Role

                                      I'm not seeing things specifically, but it would be nice if there was a role which was Release Approval Only Role. To allow a certain set of users to just approval releases to go to the next environment in the life cycle.

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                                      • terraform

                                        Terraform step templates for Azure deploys. Currently only AWS is supported in Octopus included step templates. It seems like an easy addition to the existing functionality

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                                        • Rolling deployment parallelism per role

                                          We have an service environment right now that consists of two data centers that each contains 3 servers that host the services. These services hosts host 100+ services each and each server is hosting exactly one instance of each service; so they are in effect mirrored.

                                          When we deploy to these servers, we do it one data center at a time. Since there are so many services per server, we can’t just remove the server from the load balancer. Also since we do round robin load balancing and want to have zero downtime and keep consistency in our responses during…

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