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  1. terraform

    Terraform step templates for Azure deploys. Currently only AWS is supported in Octopus included step templates. It seems like an easy addition to the existing functionality

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  4. Support multi-package deploy steps

    Allow package deploy steps to select multiple packages that are deployed in the selected order (with the ability to change the order). We have a website where we deploy a clean copy of a vendors files (makes upgrades easier), then we overlay different 3rd party modules and our solution into the same folder. These packages together create a whole website.

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  5. Deploy to Service Fabric

    The 'Deploy to Service Fabric' process does not provide all the available security mode options available in Service Fabric, we are doing a POC around an on-premise SF cluster using a gMSA which the Fabric will run under the context of and Windows Identities to allow client-to-node communication. the option for using Windows Credentials (in this case it would be the Windows Service Account which Octopus is running under the context of) to connect to the cluster is not available! i.e.

    Connect-ServiceFabricCluster -ConnectionEndpoint <cluster-domain-name | server hostname>:19000 -WindowsCredential

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  6. Make variable list usable for configuring IIS bindings.

    When adding a binding to IIS in Octopus, you can only use seperate variable. Every binding needs a new variable. Some of our deployments have over 50 bindings. We create each binding separate. If we use a variable list only the last item of the list end up in de IIS binding. It would help us a lot if we could ad three generic bindings (Test, Acceptation, Production), en in the bindings use a variable list, containing all the IIS bindings.

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  7. Add a Deploy Feature to configure file system permissions

    When we deploy a website we need to grant the user running the IIS application pool access to the deployment directory. Similarly, when deploying a windows service, we need to grant the user running the service filesystem permissions to the deployment directory.

    It would be great to add a Feature to "Deploy to IIS" and "Deploy to a Windows Service" that would set the file system permissions for the user associated with the App Pool or Windows Service.

    We like to set file system permissions during deployments so we have one less environment-specific issue to worry about (ex: oops, the…

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  8. Proget Universal Package Format Support

    It would be great if Ocotpus could support as an external package feed:

    https://inedo.com/support/documentation/upack/tools-and-libraries/upack-cli

    This is because using upack cross platform cli it is easy to create and publish packages containing applications, to a proget universal format feed. Octopus has an in built zip file feed, but we want to standardise our artifacts feeds to proget as it is purpose built for feed management.

    Nuget cli is not good at packaging up for example a single exe to push somewhere - like an apk file - because you first have to generae a nuspec file, and then you have to…

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  9. Change Type-Click-Repeat Dropdowns to Type-Click-Checkbox dropdowns

    Sometimes there are 8 or 16 instances I need to manually deploy to because of a bad deployment or some other reason. For various reasons, I have to use the UI to do this and I may need to include or exclude 16 instances.

    It can be a pain to have to type in the checkbox, click on the instance, and then repeat. It would be nice if I can see a dropdown with checkboxes so I can tick them without the dropdown going away each time.

    Here is a good example:

    https://codepen.io/elmahdim/pen/hlmri

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  10. Deploy Docker Containers to Service Fabric

    Presently you only support the old and standard way of deploying to Service Fabric but not docker containers.
    Adding this as a possibility would be cool, and would also enable people to migrate their solutions into containers, which could, in turn, be used in migrating to Service Fabric Mesh in the future if needed. (Only supports container deployments and is currently in public preview)

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  11. Allow Package variable type for step template

    I would like to create a step template to run some Postman test suite. For this I thought to pass the test files and environment files to the package. Extract the package somewhere, run powershell in the extracted package and call newman (command line runner for postman).

    But I can't add a 'Package variable' to a step template (like for a deployment step.

    It would be nice to have this as variable for a step template. In the process, you would then get a dropdown with the available packages, and a dropdown with the possible packagefeeds. The script would then…

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  12. Add additional output variables to Terraform Plan step stating if changes required

    Terraform plan step currently only outputs "TerraformPlanOutput", however this always has values and is not easy to run conditional steps upon.

    When running terraform with the --detailed-exitcode (https://www.terraform.io/docs/commands/plan.html#detailed-exitcode), you're able to determine if there is a change required.

    It'd be good to output this as an output variable.

    Specifically, my use case is that if there are terraform changes required I want to require manual intervention (and send a slack message) for the plan to be approved. If no changes required then don't require intervention, don't run plan, dont send slack notification.

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  13. 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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  14. Move "Excluded Steps" above tenant selection.

    It's a hassle to scroll to exclude steps during a deployment particularly when your debugging a deployment and don't want to/can't disable steps.

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  15. Add repository retention feature for external feeds

    Add repository retention feature for external feeds. I'd like to be able to manage package retention on external feeds in the same way that they are managed for the internal feed automatically deleting unreleased packages after a number of days

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  16. Support freeze/blackout schedules for deployments

    With an increased release cadence, it would be nice of Octopus supported the idea of creating freeze/blackout calendars that would either (by setting) outright prevent deployments (possibly allowing with authorization by a particular team) or display a warning that the deployment is taking place during a freeze period.

    Ideally we would be able to associate these freeze calendars with projects or project groups, specify whether it is a warning when deploying or prevents deployment, and in the latter case which team or teams would be able to authorize bypassing the freeze.

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  17. Add a map of Azure App Settings as an Azure feature

    Add a deployment feature to the Azure Web App step that maps Azure's AppSettings and Connection Strings to Octopus variables. It was suggested to use a script to do this on your blog post (https://octopus.com/blog/azure-functions), but this would be much more valuable as a built-in feature since it is such a common scenario.

    I've uploaded an example image of what I imagine the UI would look like to: https://imgur.com/a/BwL4Tuh

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  18. Version rollback, or viewing of previous versions in Step Templates

    Hi OctoDeployers! My team have been working on standardising a lot of the work we do in Octopus, and its great that the step template function allows us to create and edit standardised steps, and then roll them out to our projects.

    One challenge this has presented however, is that if you introduce a defect when updating the version of the step template, there isn’t a way of:

    Seeing the previous version of the step template to confirm your changes
    The ability to roll back to a previous version of the step template.
    You can perform some of this functionality…

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  19. Support creation of releases in child projects during "Deploy a Release" step

    The new "Deploy a Release" step is great! However, it was unclear to me at the time of setting up the steps that the "Deploy a Release" step does not actually support creation of a release before deployment--the release must already be created in the child projects before deploying.

    While this step is definitely headed in the right direction, in my opinion, I would think this feature would be even more useful if it also supported the ability to create a release in the child project(s) before deploying.

    The package versions are already supplied to the projects when creating the…

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  20. Visual compare of variables between releases

    There seems to be no way of comparing variables between releases. Having this feature would give confidence that only expected variable changes make it into a release

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