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  1. How about introducing the option of queueing deployments? Queues will solve the VPN issue in a multi project/environment.

    To prevent any misunderstandings, our environment is like this:

    Project 1, 3 and 4 is deployed to servers hosted by our company.
    Project 2 is deployed through VPN to a server hosted by another company.

    The case we need to solve is to prevent failure when:
    1) project 2 set up a VPN, and starts deploying.
    2) project 1 initiates a deploy while project 2 is still running. This will fail project 1s deploy since the local environment is unavailable (until the…

    3 votes

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  2. Would be cool to be able to upload documents (e.g. test reports, approvals etc) to a manual build step and have these stored against a release for traceability and audit purposes.

    2 votes

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  3. The current readonly roles do not let a user to see the detailed output of deployments.

    In larger enterprises, the dev teams can't deploy to production. However, they need to be able to see the output.

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  4. Octopus Deploy uses the Environment Name to select which configuration transform files will be applied. Say, for an environment with name "Dev", Octopus Deploy will automatically select Web.Dev.config from each nuget package.

    I would like to be able to specify the 'configuration name' used by an Octopus Environment instead of using the default convention of using the Environment name, so I could have two different Octopus Environments, say "Dev1" and "Dev2", using the same configuration transforms, ie "Web.Dev.config".

    The goal is to be able to deploy different releases to two identical environments without having to duplicate (identical) transformation files just…

    8 votes

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  5. It would be nice to be able to restrict deployments to certain environments ( for instance the production environment) from being able to happen on certain days/times. IE only at weekends or only after 8pm

    At the moment I use a powershell script which just throws an exception which stops the deployment but it would be nice to have this built in. Especially if it could be linked with the "Schedule a Deployment" idea. Then if someone tried to deploy it could say unable to deploy at this time do you want to schedule for the next available time.

    13 votes

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  6. When collapsing a log entry/header for a task it would be great if the total duration was displayed. That way it would be easy to spot slow tasks in a full deployment.

    2 votes

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  7. The weak link in deployment with Octopus is the NuGet repository - a bad guy could upload a package that leaks your sensitive data, and Octopus would deploy it without realizing.

    A solution would be:

    1. You sign your NuGet packages with a private key X509 certificate (NuGet uses System.IO.Packaging which supports signatures)
    2. In Octopus, you provide a list of thumbprints of certificates that you trust (e.g., you only trust NuGet packages signed by yourself)
    3. When Octopus downloads a package, or when Tentacles download packages, Octopus verifies that they have been signed by a trusted certificate

    This should be an opt-in…

    19 votes

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  8. The guided failure mode is a very nice feature and we use it a lot. One improvement that our Ops guys would like is better visibility on when a failure occurs.

    For example, we have 30 steps and as the deploy is progressing the top of the page is not visible.So, when a failure occurs that needs to be addressed you don't really know about it until you scroll to the top, because when the top of the page is off the screen there is nothing that indicates a problem.

    The only way you know there's an issue is by...…

    3 votes

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  10. I have different applications that deploy to different sets of servers. I could create unique environments to handle the separation but it could get ugly pretty quick. If a project group was tied to a set of environments it would make it easier to know what environments apply to that project and prevent me from selecting the wrong environment to deploy to.

    3 votes

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  11. Enable double click or something like that on a Tentacle machine in the environment overview. When you click/doubleclick/other then adownload is started with a preconfigured rdp file.
    Just like you do on amazon.
    This way its easy to open a connection to a specific tentacle and octopus only has to create a downloadable rpd file, with server name and possible pre filled domain/user,
    VERY nice feature for handling your servers and apps :)

    2 votes

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  12. I really like the new feature where Octopus can create or modify the IIS web site and application pool. In some cases an administrator may want to change some of the configurations on the web server which shouldn't be changed on the next deploy.

    I would like to be able to configure this step so that it will only create the IIS web site and application pool if they don't already exist.

    2 votes

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  13. Add a concept of release quality. One should be able to define (per-project) a number of quality dimensions (e.g. regarding unit tests, performance tests etc.). Values in each dimension should have absolute order. Than, for each environment one should be able to define a minimum quality level for each dimension that a release need to have in order to be deployable e.g. for UAT environment both unit and integration tests need to pass and for PROD also the performance tests need to be OK. The build quality would be editable via UI (e.g. by a QA person) and via the…

    3 votes

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  14. Add support for custom pages or widgets that can be added to the Octopus Server installation along with custom fields that can be assigned to Project and Release. An example would be a NUnit widget that could use API to fetch NUnit test results artifact and format it nicely on release page. Other example could be storing 'build quality' property along each release. The value would be updated e.g. by the build server after executing unit tests or integration tests or a QA person after doing some exploratory testing

    3 votes

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  15. Implement a full nuget server (support for VS integration) with caching and plugin-arhcitecture to support data retention.

    This could perhaps be a seperate product. The key is that it should supports internal hosting, is fast, manageable and queryable via an API.

    Yes we can look at the Nuget Server source code and build it ourselves, however managing open-source package deltas is not part of our core duties

    6 votes

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  16. I make extensive use of appSettings values in my app, but I do not want to include every single value that can possibly be set in my source repository. I would like Octopus Deploy to allow me to set appSettings and connectionString values that will get inserted into the config if they don't exist already.

    7 votes

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  17. Add XmlPoke functionality for setting various config values.

    1 vote

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  18. Right now, we have to add/edit/view permissions at the permissions view. The test feature is pretty cool, but sometimes I need to quickly check a user's permissions. Right now I have to search all the groups to see what groups they belong to, then switch to permissions view to check the group permissions.

    It would be much nicer to see the list of permissions when I view the user or the group.

    Additionally, permissions have to be added one at a time and then re-ordered.. it's very tedious when setting up a new project!!!

    3 votes

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  20. We have created a deploy script that we use as standard on all of our projects. However we do have to include it in all of our projects. The only difference is the variables we pass to each project.

    It would be great if deploy.ps1 could live on the tentacle and execute that if the project doesn't have one. Or possibly chain them, tentacle executes its deploy.ps1 (if one exists - maybe a project option to skip it), then execute the project level deploy.ps1 (if one exists).

    This would save us time having to include it (ok its not a…

    3 votes

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