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  1. Use IAM roles instead of AWS access secrets for all external resources, e.g. feeds, targets, community library tasks

    Currently, the only way to set up AWS authentication for an ECR external feed, AWS deployment target, community library task, etc, is with an IAM user secret such as API access keypair. Our product secrutiy team has exlicitly forbidden use of secrets such as keypairs like this and requires everything to use IAM role authentication via role assumption.

    It would be lovely to replace the access key and secret key inputs with a single input for an IAM role name to assume into in order to get the needed credentials. The authentication and login could then execute on workers with…

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  2. Support Terraform 0.12

    Octopus supports Terraform-Steps. It uses Terraform 0.11. Terraform 0.12 has been released and has a few breaking changes. Update the Terraform-Integration to be compatible with Terraform 0.11 and 0.12.

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  3. Support linux-arm in Linux Tentacle

    A dotnet core version has been build. I would be great if this was compiled to a linux-arm runtime.

    https://octopus.com/docs/infrastructure/deployment-targets/linux/tentacle

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  4. Retention policies on offline targets (artifacts)

    Delete previous install files when new install (with an artifact) occurs (offline targets). These deletion should keep in mind the configured retention policy in the corresponding lifecycle

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  5. Encrypt variables using Certificate

    Add the ability to encrypt variable strings using something similar to the variable filters.

    Something like: #{VariableToEncrypt | Encrypt(#{CertificateVariable})}

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  6. Support for High Priority Deployments/Tasks

    Sometimes our task queue is filled with a lot of tasks waiting to be executed. Every once in a while a priority deployment needs to take place at the same time.
    In such case It would be very useful if we could mark this deployment as "High Priority", so that the tasks of this deployment are handled before the already existing tasks in the queue.
    This is not possible now, the only solution now is to cancel all the existing tasks.

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  7. Document Octopus Package metadata Json file format

    The octo.exe push-metadata allows to provide package build information, but its format is not documented.

    The documentation available at https://octopus.com/docs/octopus-rest-api/octo.exe-command-line/push-metadata states that the "metadata-file" parameter should be a "Octopus Package metadata Json file".

    What is the format expected for that "Octopus Package metadata Json file" ?

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  8. Disable Chrome AutoFill on inputs

    The chrome autofill gets in the way of dropdowns/multi-selects. There is not the ability for a user to disable autofill for specific websites, but this is supposed to work on the developer side:

    https://stackoverflow.com/questions/40200130/how-to-disable-chrome-to-autofill-username-email-password/40200269#40200269

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  9. Allow Variables to be Version Controlled

    Imagine you have a connection string variable and you want to update it. You would update the variable and redeploy, however if you made a mistake (edited the wrong variable or the new connection string was not live yet) then you cannot roll back. This is even more of a problem if the variable is sensitive as you can't copy it beforehand.

    I would like to be able to version octopus variables, this would include:
    - Who
    - When
    - When deployed
    - The ability to roll back/forward.

    At the moment we have to source control much of this type…

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  10. Separate permissions in the User Role "Project Contributor"

    Currently, in order to allow developers to access and edit variables, they are also able to edit process steps including disabling them. This means that they are able to disable audit steps before deploying.

    If process edit was a separate permission we could split out the ability to edit variables and the ability to edit/change process steps

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  11. Support the creation of images as a task using packer

    Packer is a versatile tool, especially when working in a multi-cloud environment. It can be used for both creating both base gold images that can then be fully built on later or fully built imputable images.

    I see an octopus step being able to be used to:
    1) create or pull (from a repository) & update a json template with variables & transformation.
    2) next packer validate
    3) packer builds the image.

    ideally, there would also be an "Octopus" provisioner for packer that would allow the download of repos, call templates, transforms, variables install tenticle via cli

    but even it…

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  12. Option to hide Spaces in navigation

    Just upgraded to 2019.1 - the Spaces navigation item bothers me a lot. We only have one space, and don’t want more spaces (and won’t upgrade our license), yet I can’t seem to find an option to remove this. Something to add under Configuration > Features?

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  13. Tenant variables side by side

    The idea is to have the tenant variables displayed vertically, with one column for each environment.
    Currently, it is quite tedious to compare or copy variable values from an environment to another.

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  14. Provide the ability to generate cryptographic strong passwords

    When deploying application containers, there can be times when you want a password that no human needs to know and survives only for the lifetime of the container.

    Our primary use case is generating secure keystores for certificates, etc. At container start-up, it will generate a new local keystore and we then have the ability to dynamically sign CSRs generated within the container via an external signing service.

    We do not want to leave the keystore nor the certificate objects without any password, but also do not want to store the values anywhere external to the container.

    Granted, we certainly…

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  15. Support Azure DevOps Artifacts Universal Packages

    It would be nice to support Azure DevOps Artifacts Universal Packages feeds. We are slowly moving to Azure DevOps Artifacts (for artifact management only), and would like to use Universal Packages.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/artifacts/quickstarts/universal-packages?view=azure-devops&tabs=azuredevops

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  16. Helm 3 support

    Helm 3 is around the corner. Right now rc2 is available. Would be nice to Octopus could integrate with 3rd version of helm. Eg. Repositories will be available as container registries also. Are you guys plan to integrate with third version ?

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  17. Allow for a way to access published artifacts without using the API.

    This is a huge issue with octopus. Needing to create a script to access published artifacts is so messy. Azure DevOps allows for immediate access to artifacts.

    In parallel with this request, we need the ability to publish artifacts with a specific name instead of a randomized name given by Octopus. How are we supposed to clearly use a published artifact if it's given the name "Artifacts-#" ?

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  18. Support DNS-01 challenge for LetsEncrypt

    Can we please have support for the DNS-01 challenge type for LetsEncrypt. We don’t want to have to expose a server to the open internet just to validate a certificate domain. DNS-01 solves this by querying the DNS provider directly for the challeng token to ensure you own the domain in question.

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  19. Allow .war files to be deployed to Azure Web Apps

    Currently .war files are not supported by the Azure Web App deployment, it would be ideal that we can deploy this type of file directly to Azure Web Apps without having to take additional steps.

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  20. Force Step Templates to be a required step

    When creating a Step Template, there should be an option to force any step based on the Template to be required.

    Take the built in "Manual Intervention Required" Step Template as an example... it forces any step based on that Template to be required if one or more responsible teams are specified. In other cases, allowing Step Template authors to decided this would be desirable.

    In our scenario, we have several step templates that are used to ensure our deployment process is ISO compliant, and it's a big overhead and ongoing process to ensure those steps are marked as required…

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