Ability to set application URLs for each environment, allowing linking from dashboard
It would be great if the Octopus dashboard, which displays the current releases of each application in each environment, contained links to the applications in the specific environments. E.g. if the box displaying details of the most recent deployment of Application X to Environment Y also contained a link to that app in that environment
We presently maintain this info outside of Octopus, in Wiki pages etc, but it’s a pain to maintain.
It would be great if this was directly available in Octopus, because the matrix of applications to environments is already there. Forcing users to access the links via Octopus would also have the advantage of making sure they know the version they are accessing too (we do display the version numbers in our apps also, but you know what I mean).
Was thinking if “Application URL” was a property of a deployment, and there was some means of setting that property as part of the deployment process steps (say via a step type), then the dashboard could check if the URL for deployments had been set, and if so display a link. Also has the benefit that if the URL needs to change with a given release, that can be controlled like other changes
I think a lot of customers would find this a useful feature… there is nothing special about our situation, maybe just that we have a lot of environments and a lot of apps, making the problem more important to solve
Am confessing to still wanting this!
I notice the above says "Forcing users to access the links via Octopus...", but I was meaning *testers*, not end-users. We have a lot of test environments, because we are juggling a lot of parallel development and testing activity. We are still managing all those links out of a Wiki page, which feels silly. Our testers use Octopus to deploy releases for testing, so it makes a lot of sense for them to access the apps from there too.
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