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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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      2 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Additional features for AWS templates

      Currently there are several AWS deployment templates like one for uploading file to S3 bucket and few for deploying CloudFormation stacks.
      The problem with them is that they have a short support of different features we have for traditional IIS or Azure templates. So the suggestion is to add some of these features to AWS templates too e.g

      - JSON Configuration Variables,
      - Custom Deployment Scripts,
      - Configuration Variables,
      - Configuration Transforms

      30 votes
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      • Ability to diff variables against previous release when deploying to an environment

        Scenario: I am about to promote my new release to production. My release is clean (i.e. I'm not getting the "something has changed warning"). However, a week ago, someone made an errant change to the production transform for a shared library set variable. If I deploy, it will break due to that variable change that I don't know about. I don't have a good way to detect this before I hit deploy.

        Request: On the deployment screen for a release, provide the ability to diff that release's variable snapshot against the variable snapshot from a previous release that was deployed…

        31 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make Dashboard Interface Adjustable or Themeable

          With one of the latest updates, the Dasboard technology has been changes to React Virtualized Grids. We are running a bigger Project with a lot of services that are grouped up in the dashboard. With that new Technology, the scrolling performance and logic on the page got really weird. Sometimes the group is scrolling, sometimes the page. While attaching/detaching Deploy Versions sometimes a white area is shown while scrolling.

          In addition we had custom user styles applied by the browser Addon stylish to resize the grid in Dashboards as Element and Text sizes seem to be optimized for Tablets. Before…

          43 votes
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          • Improve speed of Retention Policy

            The retention policy step is taking a very long time to run on our projects (over 6 minutes), despite doing very little when running (mostly each cleanup reports "Did not find any deployments to clean up")

            Each step takes approximately 3-4 seconds, but in a project with some 80 steps, this adds up!

            Example: https://i.imgur.com/QEXOV8n.png

            Consider a way of batching or parallelising these steps to improve efficiency.

            19 votes
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            • Add "Substitute variables in files" feature in "Run a Helm update" step

              In "Run a Helm update" step we need: Enabled Features -> Substitute variables in files

              Why?
              For example we need to create configMap for our helm-chart. App config locate in this chart, so we need replase all #{values} by values from project scope

              Step helm_install:
              1. download chart
              2. Substitute variables in files (choose location)
              3. in custom script (deployment step) create configMap for our pods

              If this feature doesn't exist: we need another step where we download app config and substitute variables and use this file to create configMap

              3 votes
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              • Add security secret cleansing to Artifacts

                When Octopus attaches Artifacts it does not screen the for any secrets or credentials as such these can often compromise accounts etc that are used to create that Artifact, depending on what it is and how its made.

                It would be great if before Octopus attached the Artifact it looked to screen and cleanse the Artifact of potential Secrets there fore reducing the risk of it been used for security exploits etc.

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                  0 comments  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    1 comment  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Display channel description when creating a new release

                    The selected channel's description should be displayed when creating a new release, otherwise a user may miss important information that is not fully conveyed by the channel's name. Currently a user would have to navigate to the separate channels tab to see this, which breaks the UI flow and which they may not necessarily do.

                    5 votes
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                    • Terraform support for SSH Workers

                      Currently the built in terraform steps only support Windows workers. It would be good if the steps were platform agnostic and able to run on any worker.

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                      • Clarify boolean logic of tenants & tenant tags on deployment targets

                        Multiple users at my company have encountered a fairly dangerous deployment target configuration behavior that isn't very clear in the UI. When you configure tenants and tenant tags on a deployment target, the logic is:

                        Specific tenants OR (tenants tagged <abc> AND <xyz> AND <etc.>).

                        The dangerous part is the OR. At first glance, beginners at my company have assumed that the tenant and tenant tag fields all have an AND relationship, so they select a specific tenant and various tenant tags that apply to that tenant. They assume this is straightforward, so they don't click the preview button that…

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                        • Kubernetes Ingress doesn't allow to configure TLS

                          Allow kubernetes ingress to specify TLS configuration.

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                            0 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Consistently sort the environments on the tenant variables page

                            Click on Tenants at the top, click on a tenant, then click on variables on the left, then expand a Project. You will see the environments enumerated. I suggest that you sort these environments.

                            This is currently sorted arbitrarily, and similar tenants can have a differing order of environments on this page, which has led to mistakes on our end. Lifecycle order would probably be best, but Alphabetic order would also be better than the current sort.

                            7 votes
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                            • Integrate Octopus deploy project variables with Azure Key Vault

                              So sensitive project variables will be referenced from Azure Key Vault instead of being stored in octopus.

                              https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/key-vault

                              3357461 - 'Azure Resource Manager Key Vault support' was only about ARM template Key Vault support.
                              17973586 - 'Integrate Octopus deploy with secrets managment system Vault' is similar to this issue only for https://www.vaultproject.io

                              This idea is similar to
                              https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/build-release/concepts/library/variable-groups?view=vsts#link-secrets-from-an-azure-key-vault-as-variables

                              79 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide a hash of sensitive variables so we can determine if they have changed

                                I'm working on code for a Terraform module for modifying Octopus Deploy configuration, and when we have variables with the type set to Sensitive (or IsSensitive=true), Octopus understandably does not return the value of the variable.

                                However, this means it is impossible to determine if the value is set correctly.

                                One workaround would be to provide a hash (even a salted hash) of the value when it is set. Then we could compare our hash against the hash in the API, and if they don't match then update the sensitive variable.

                                E.g. A new field called `ValueHash` which is `sha1(Name…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Schedule Trigger of Latest Release without Promotion

                                  We wish to schedule deployment of the latest existing release to a given environment.

                                  Current functionality allows:
                                  1. Create and deploy a new release, or
                                  2. Deploy latest release (by promoting latest deployed release from one environment to another), or
                                  3. Re-deploy latest release on a given environment.

                                  None of these suit our needs.

                                  Our desired functionality is:
                                  1. Pick the latest existing release for the nominated channel;
                                  2. Deploy the release, with all steps enabled, to the nominated environment/s.
                                  3. If the release version has already been deployed, deploy it again, with all steps enabled.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Designing projects with To-Do step placeholders

                                    I need to build and maintain many complex Octopus deployment projects. Since Octopus does not provide any ‘designer’ facilities and I have several incomplete projects on the go which do half the work, and which are already fully used within CD&DTAP environments, I obviously need to complete the projects to do all the work. Now there are still many projects with a few remaining and challenging steps missing, which need to be completed by hand (on every target, sometime with the help of old proven batch files).

                                    So what I seek is a To-Do step null-template which is simply a…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • To have a way to loop through all the in scope variables in bash

                                      To have a way to loop through all the in scope variables in bash
                                      there is an example in PowerShell:
                                      foreach($variable in $OctopusParameters)
                                      {
                                      # Perform the desired action here e.g.
                                      Write-Output $variable
                                      }

                                      Thanks,
                                      Monika

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                                      • Exclude filters within Advanced Filters for Tasks, Targets, Environments, etc

                                        Would be nice to have exclude filters. At the moment, we have a deployment hook based on deployment events and it fills up our Tasks section. It would be nice to be able to exclude certain items so we can reduce the noise when searching for important information.

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                                        • option to Download / copy certificate files through Build Step

                                          We are able to manually download the certificates from octopus certificate store, it will be helpful to do the same in build step as sometimes we need to copy certificate files to the application servers.

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