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  1. allow the Email Step to flag the email as High Priority

    A flag on the Email template step to send the email as High Priority. We use the Email template step (when any step fails) to notify that the deployment failed and it would be more convenient if we could set the flag for high priority. I could create my own powershell step, but I thought the out of the box email template step could use this feature.

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      7 comments  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • BUG: Allow library variable names to be viewed on one screen

      Ideally variables can be read without expanding the browser to both windows - probably a bug

      Screens:
      https://ufile.io/nf3ps

      15 votes
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      • Skip deployment steps

        I just updated to the new 4.0.3 version of Octopus. I do NOT like the process to skip deployment steps. It is hard to follow and see what is going on and takes way longer than the older versions. Please change this to something more like the older version where I can see all the steps and easily click on the ones I want to skip.

        One of the people on my team couldn't even figure out how to skip the steps it was such a pain to find.

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        • UI new version - exlude steps awful to use when having many steps

          in our Deployment processe we have 25 steps.
          on old version we was able to check or uncheck for example steps 1 to 10. in order to deploy first part or second part.

          but now in the new version the exclude steps is not as esay. you have to open select box, select one step. the selectbox is closed. then you have to open it again and select the next step... 10 times... it is lot longer thant only chech on uncheck visible checkboxes.

          i would expected an easier way but now it is an harder way...

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          • Support for external Maven Repositories (Java packages)

            Allow Octopus to download from Maven repositories servers instead of the Build-in Octopus repository.

            3 votes
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            • Allow deployment of a project to an environment without any machines in that role

              We have a pretty ephemeral environment in AWS and setup new environments several times a week. Our ELB healthchecks are tied to the web apps we're deploying. This can kind of create a timing or chicken-and-egg problem when we need to deploy a project to a new environment. We have to deploy the app for that box before the ELB kills the instance as unhealthy.

              What I'd like to be able to do is deploy a project to an environment then as new EC2 instances are registered with Octopus we lean on deployment triggers to deploy the software as soon…

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                completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow non-tenant and multi-tenant deployments to the same environment

                The new 3.4 Multi-tenancy feature is great. But there is a limitation preventing it for some to use it effectively.

                We have several projects, some have multi-tenant deployments (per client) some others not (tool project, shared services projects etc).

                We deploy all these projects to the same test and staging servers and some as well to production environment. Meaning, the same machine might be used for multi-tenant and non-tenant deployments.

                The current 3.4 release does not allow us to use the same environment/target for both type of projects.

                Workaround as published (setup dummy tenant instance) is a less desirable, as…

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                • provide a way to send notifications from failed tasks

                  as an admin, i'd like to receive email notification of failed tasks such as health checks or other automated tasks.

                  3 votes
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                    completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Let's Encrypt automation to OD server

                    Ensuring certificates for the OD server are up to date are a little annoying. It would be awesome if the OD server could support renewing it's own hosting certificate with Let's Encrypt.

                    I've had a stab at creating custom steps to do this. The main issue is domain validation (DV). DNS validation often requires manual intervention and OD server controls http (see discussion at https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/domain-validation/26512 ).

                    The only way I see this really progressing forward is if OD server supports Let's Encrypt in the server as a maintanence task as it would be able to respond to http DV requests.…

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                      0 comments  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please have a copy of your W9 on your website.

                      And please leave a support or contact form so that we can reach out to you with non-technical questions also.

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                        0 comments  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Put the SAVE button in the same location on every page instead of upper right of bottom left.

                        The SAVE button is in the bottom left on the deploy process config page and upper right for the variables page.

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                          0 comments  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Certificate Management

                          We are working on a feature to allow storage and management of X509 Certificates within Octopus.

                          https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/2701

                          If you have any comments or suggestions, please post them to the GitHub issue.

                          10 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create SemVer 2.0.0 packages with OctoPack

                            Along with the new changes in 3.4 allowing SemVer 2.0.0 packages to be used, it would be great to also be able to create those packages in OctoPack.

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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create a Swagger site for the REST API

                              The API is difficult enough to navigate without the ability to quickly test an API call against a URI. Your client api is ridiculously confusing but a swagger endpoint would at least allow us to hit the links for a given resource object directly to see if we are fishing in the correct pond. The current situation is prohibitively painful.

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Option to not extract packages

                                The basic request comes down to having a checkbox on the Deploy Package step to prevent Octopus from unpacking a NuGet/Zip/Tar file after pushing it to the target server.

                                Package to deploy: PackagerName 1.2.4
                                Target roles: MyServerRole
                                [x] Do not extract package after push

                                I'll dig a bit deeper on the reasoning behind the request.

                                We have a solution we'd like to deploy to a deployment pipeline which we receive from an external vendor. They provide a NuGet feed with their packages. One of these packages contains the installer code and all configuration templates, the other packages are validated and…

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                                  4 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow the use of F# script (.fsx) in place of Powershell/ScriptCS

                                  Please enable the option to use .fsx files (F# script) in places where Powershell is currently used.

                                  It's concise syntax make it perfect for scripting, it's a darn sight easier to pick up than Powershell, comes with a fantastic REPL and as a bonus the popular F# library "FAKE" provides functions for all manner of deployment tasks and operations.

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                                    4 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a way to pass parameters when using scripts in packages

                                    In Octopus 3.3 the option to execute a script inside of a package was added, along with a field to declare the name/path of the script.

                                    It might be good to add an extra field (or another way) to pass parameters to these scripts, just like other tools like TeamCity, AppVeyor or TFS have.

                                    42 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Different icons/images for the new TFS build steps

                                      Currently the new build steps in TFS 2015 for octopus, have the same image/icon and it's not easy to identify which type of step it is.

                                      I suggest create different icons for each type:

                                      - Package Application
                                      - Push Packages to Octopus
                                      - Create Octopus Release
                                      - Deploy Octopus Release

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                                        1 comment  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Azure Resource Manager Key Vault support

                                        This feature allows users store credentials in a Key Vault (like a password manager) in azure, and the reference those keys from their ARM templates.

                                        This was introduced in the Azure SDK 2.9 in 3/31/1026: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/keyvault-support-for-arm-templates/

                                        At the current Octopus version (3.3.6), this doesn't work. It'll definitely be handy to support this feature.

                                        28 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve Add Step functionality

                                          We are working on making the Add Step functionality much better. The idea is to show built-in steps, community step templates (from http://library.octopus.com/) and custom step templates in one central location. Please let us know what you think by leaving your comment below.

                                          3 votes
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