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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…

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      1 comment  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add StorageAccount to Azure Targets

      Add StorageAccount to Azure Targets. Azure storage accounts now support creating static website in a blob in a storage account, so it would be much appreciated if it would be possible to deploy to a StorageAccount on Azure as part of the Azure Targets. Please use SAS key instead of requiring the installation of ServicePrincipal

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      • Allow Terraform step script packages to have deploy.ps1 scripts

        Script packages used in a terraform step should be able to execute deploy.ps1 files, like all other script packages. This would support use cases such as needing to perform a custom terraform command, or do some dynamic editing of .tf files (say download some from a common http location), or special config for your backend (as this is a bit painful in regular terraform).

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        • When deploying project containing Deploy Release step, allow previewing steps and excluding machines from child deployments

          Currently when deploying a project containing one or more Deploy Release steps (https://octopus.com/docs/deployment-process/coordinating-multiple-projects/deploy-release-step), there is no ability to preview the deployment steps that will be executed in the child deployment, nor the ability to exclude machines from the child deployment.

          It would be nice to surface this information on the create-deployment page of the parent project.

          31 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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            • Allow Package variable type for step template

              I would like to create a step template to run some Postman test suite. For this I thought to pass the test files and environment files to the package. Extract the package somewhere, run powershell in the extracted package and call newman (command line runner for postman).

              But I can't add a 'Package variable' to a step template (like for a deployment step.

              It would be nice to have this as variable for a step template. In the process, you would then get a dropdown with the available packages, and a dropdown with the possible packagefeeds. The script would then…

              6 votes
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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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                • Proget Universal Package Format Support

                  It would be great if Ocotpus could support as an external package feed:

                  https://inedo.com/support/documentation/upack/tools-and-libraries/upack-cli

                  This is because using `upack` cross platform cli it is easy to create and publish packages containing applications, to a proget universal format feed. Octopus has an in built zip file feed, but we want to standardise our artifacts feeds to proget as it is purpose built for feed management.

                  Nuget cli is not good at packaging up for example a single exe to push somewhere - like an apk file - because you first have to generae a nuspec file, and then you have to…

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                  • Make Environment column a link to that environment in Project overview page

                    It would be very nice to be able to click the "Environment" column header when viewing the projects overview, so you can instantly jump to which servers are configured for that environment. Another option would be to make a popup when hovering over the environment name in the column header.

                    A third option would be to add a new "tab" to the left side that lets you view/configure the environment for that project.

                    Similarly, a popup or link in the Lifecycle view to view or go directly to that environment.

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                    • Make variable list usable for configuring IIS bindings.

                      When adding a binding to IIS in Octopus, you can only use seperate variable. Every binding needs a new variable. Some of our deployments have over 50 bindings. We create each binding separate. If we use a variable list only the last item of the list end up in de IIS binding. It would help us a lot if we could ad three generic bindings (Test, Acceptation, Production), en in the bindings use a variable list, containing all the IIS bindings.

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                      • Support the repository attribute in package metadata

                        Hello,

                        OctoPack / Octo.exe currently does not support the latest nuget XSD spec, and fails to run when newer elements are used in the nuspec:

                        Repro steps:

                        1. Create a new nuspec file with all the defaults and inside it add a repository element inside the metadata element. Example:

                        ```xml
                        <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
                        <package xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/packaging/2010/07/nuspec.xsd">
                        <metadata>
                        <repository type="git" url="https://github.com/user/repo&quot; />
                        </metadata>
                        </package>
                        ```

                        2. Run OctoPack or Octo.exe with the pack command, and the following error will be shown:

                        ```
                        error OCTONUGET: The element 'metadata' in namespace 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/packaging/2010/07/nuspec.xsd'; has invalid child element 'repository' in…

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                        • Allow inline editing of deployment process step actions

                          As a Deployment Process creator/editor
                          I want to be able to edit deployment process step actions in-line on the deployment process page
                          So that I can quickly and easily update my deployment processes.

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                          • Edit time for scheduled release

                            It would be nice to be able to _adjust_ the time of a previously scheduled release, in the event the time needs to be brought back/forwards etc...

                            Cancelling it and re-scheduling it makes a mess of the release history.

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                            • Support multi-package deploy steps

                              Allow package deploy steps to select multiple packages that are deployed in the selected order (with the ability to change the order). We have a website where we deploy a clean copy of a vendors files (makes upgrades easier), then we overlay different 3rd party modules and our solution into the same folder. These packages together create a whole website.

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                              • Subscription webhook to send human readable names in addition to their identifiers

                                The `octo list-deployments` shows deployment information with keys Project and ProjectGroup which are human readable versions like AppLive.

                                The subscript event json only shows the RelatedDocumentIds so instead of AppLive / AppLiveGroup you see Projects-202 / ProjectGroups-27.

                                Can you fine folks update the subscription so on top of the RelatedDocumentIds it has additional keys to get the human readable output? This will avoid us having to periodically hit the API to create a map.

                                3 votes
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                                • Deselect Tenants under Preview and customize

                                  When deploying; If selecting "Include all applicable Tenants", and there is a issue with one of the included tenants you have to deselect all, and add them one by one.

                                  I suggest that when "Include all applicable Tenants" is clicked, the possibility to deselect a specific under tenant under 'Preview and customize' tab would be much wiser.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Enable reordering of Environments in a Phase

                                    Currently to change the order of environment inside a Phase you need to remove the environment from the Phase and then add it back in the right order.

                                    It would be great to add a reorder button

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                                    • Add variables substitution capabilities

                                      We keep our deployment configurations in octopus variables and use json substitution the replace them on deploy time

                                      This could be improved in a few ways:

                                      - Use the json variables substitution feature on other step templates than deploy a package (for example: run a script)
                                      - have to ability to substitute also yml files
                                      - give a variable a null value, the only option now is tho give him empty string, which influence the code.

                                      14 votes
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                                      • Deploy to Service Fabric

                                        The 'Deploy to Service Fabric' process does not provide all the available security mode options available in Service Fabric, we are doing a POC around an on-premise SF cluster using a gMSA which the Fabric will run under the context of and Windows Identities to allow client-to-node communication. the option for using Windows Credentials (in this case it would be the Windows Service Account which Octopus is running under the context of) to connect to the cluster is not available! i.e.

                                        Connect-ServiceFabricCluster -ConnectionEndpoint <cluster-domain-name | server hostname>:19000 -WindowsCredential

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