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  1. Enable worker pool support for 'Deploy a Package' step

    We have nearly a dozen client/WPF projects that primarily consist of backing up a directory and then overwriting it with an updated package (size ranging from 20-350MB). Each of these projects push their packages to 20 remote servers, but the servers cannot host tentacles due to our security policies, so we run the steps from one of our Octopus hosts (via tentacle installed alongside the manager service). This is slow and expensive on the Octopus host, especially when there are many other deploys underway. Worst of all, it forces steps to deploy in serial versus parallel because all steps are…

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  2. chained deployment to specific targets

    If you deploy to specific targets in an environment but one the steps triggers a chained deployment, the chained deployment will target all hosts in the environment. It would be better if the chained deployment continued to target only the specific hosts that were originally chosen.

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  3. Create/write a file to a location

    Sometimes we just want to write out a simple file to disk. For example writing out a basic text file to a location. While you could have a basic template in an repo sometimes you want to write out a straight file to disk with the normal support for variable substitution. Example, write a file to a queue or change a basic configuration file.

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  4. Support Azure Service Fabric Mesh

    The Service Fabric Mesh deployment model is in public preview since a couple of months back and GA is expected this spring. Being mainly ARM template and container based, the SF Mesh deployment is probably possible to accompish by custom scripts today, but good out of the box support in OD would be very valuable.

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  5. Json Configuration - Scope Target File

    Been setting up multiple pipelines for Azure Data Factory (ADF) resources, defined by a series of Json files and would like to to use the Json Configuration Variables for configuring these. In ADF you typically have a series of linked services json files, specifying e.g. connection strings, credentials, input type etc - all with the same hierarchy - E.g. the connection string would be specified as 'properties:typeProperties:connectionString' in all the linked service files - hence the problem, since all json files are applied with the same OD variables.

    I proprose an extension to the existing Json Configuration Variables feature, where…

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  6. Assign Worker Pool(s) to Environment(s)

    Rather than using cloud regions it would be much easier to assign a worker pool(s) to environment(s). We have a lot of security requirements and being able to use specific workers per environment would help us tremendously.

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  7. Supply a list of project variables for powershell

    Currently in powershell scripts, the only list of variables is $OctopusParameters, but this list includes all the built-in Octopus parameters as well.

    It would be really nice to be able to reference only the variables defined in the current project during a deployment.

    Something like $OctopusProjectVariables

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  8. Allow variables to be used for Channel Version Rules

    It would be nice if the Channel Version Rules had support for Octopus variables. From a management standpoint, when you have dozens and dozens of deployment steps bound to specific Version Rules, it would make sense to be able to make centralized updates rather than going through all of the various projects, channels, and associated rules in order to make the same update.

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  9. Compress the Offline Package Drop folder

    I would like it if there would be an option to compress the Package Drop folder on a target location.

    I see it is now possible to deploy it as an artifact in .Zip format.
    But i would like it if we could deploy it to a file share in .Zip format without requiring somebody to manually copy it there.
    Each Offline Package Drop folder contains a Calamari folder that is 45MB unzipped and only 10MB zipped.

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  10. Exclude process steps when you are creating release

    Exclude process steps when you are creating release not before deploying release. Why?

    We have multiple projects and when we are deploying to higher environments we are actually deploying "wrapper project" which contains releases of projects.

    In each release, we don't always deploy all the projects so we want to exclude them from deploying.

    We know that we can set up "deploy only if the version is greater". But If we exclude some of deploy release steps then we have a better overview of what actually has been deployed.

    We just want to skip boring manually clicking each time before…

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  11. Define Manual intervention on an Environment

    I'd like to assign a manual intervention, or "Approval gate", at the environment level, independent of project.

    We have many projects that can be deployed to our environments. The lifecycles these projects can deploy to have a mix of Dev, CI, Test and Production environments. Some important environments require approval before anything can be deployed to them (e.g. QA, PreProd, Production).

    At the moment I have to add manual intervention steps to every project that could be deployed to those environments. I also have to make the intervention steps are conditional based on the environments they're going to (i.e. I…

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  12. Add "Request Deploy" button

    It would be nice if a deploy could be requested when you don't have permissions. For example our Acceptance and Production environments can only be deployed to by the Release Management team, so it would be nice to be able to Request a deploy from within Octopus for a certain release version.

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  14. Tenant (Project) variables UI improvement - toggle linked environments

    We have around 50 Tenant project variables that differ per each linked environment (Dev, Test, Uat, Stage, Prod)
    So imagine the current UI, we have to scroll down the list endlessly until we find the variable.
    Tenant variables UI improvement suggestion:
    1. Toggle linked environments project variables- meaning use accordion or panel widget for each linked environment, so when I click on one linked environment I would expect to see the Tenant Variables only for that linked environment. Currently all linked environments variables are displayed.
    app#/tenants/Tenants-61/variables?activeTab=projectVariables

    2. Add filtering / searching for project variables on the same page
    app#/tenants/Tenants-61/variables?activeTab=projectVariables

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  15. Scoped Tenant Variable

    Here's the scenario:

    I have a web application that is being used across 12 countries.

    Every country has its own environment, databases.

    While the current Octopus allow us to create tenant variable like Alias, it is useful but when it comes to scope variable this feature is not there.

    Example: Tenant A has a different Database credential for UAT and PROD. Currently the workaround is to create 2 tenant variable, like UAT Database, PROD Database.

    It would be useful to have this scoped as well.

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  16. new user role\s

    Would it be possible to introduce a new user role\s for adding\editing\removing steps from a process?

    We would like developers to be able to add a new step but not delete or edit existing steps.

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  17. Expand All button in Task Log

    In Task Log screen, we need to click on "+" button to expand the sections for each section. A "Expand All" button would be useful when you want to expand all sections at once but do not want the verbosity in Raw tab.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Obfuscate sensitive variables in deployment log in variable substitution

    We're using various steps for deployment ('Deploy a package', 'Deploy to IIS') which both have variable substitution options to substitute variables in Web.config/App.config.

    During deployment, i've noticed that these substitutions are logged. However, sometimes i see that our sensitive variables are being logged here at 'verbose' level. Other sensitive (and also non-sensitive) variables are obfuscated.

    It seems that the deployment process decides by itself based on the name of the variable. In my opinion, the sensitive option of the variabel should be considered here as well.

    An example of what we've got currently:
    We've got an appsetting in our app.config,…

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