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  1. Re-label or remove the "Automatically run configuration transformation files" checkbox

    The label of this checkbox is slightly confusing - it led me to believe there was a manual process for applying transforms too. Given that when this box is ticked, a default set of transforms are applied, and when it is not ticked, those default transforms don't run (but transforms listed in the additional box DO run) and the process is always automatic, a label like "Apply the default set of transforms built into octopus" might be better. Alternatively, consider removing the checkbox entirely and just putting the pre-programmed defaults (Web.Release.config => Web.Config, Web.#{Octopus.Environment.Name}.config =>Web.Config) into the box as a…

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  2. Octopus Server API versions & related components - Compatibility Table

    Firstly, thanks for working on and improving upon an already great product. Now to the feedback at hand, I am currently investigating making use of the .NET Octopus.Client within a project to manage the octopus deploy server. As part of that investigation I was trying to gain a better grasp of the compatibility of the various Octopus Deploy (OD) server versions and the related components. That led me to the current page, https://octopus.com/docs/api-and-integration/compatibility which though useful at first glance, it was not clearly defined upon further investigation. Since I'm looking to use the Octopus.Client component let's example some questions for…

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  3. Deploying files

    The only thing Octopus should do is deploy files, correct?
    Can we just deploy files with a polling tentacle without an issue?
    Fair enough I am deploying to sites with low connection speeds, but even windows remote desktop connect can copy the files without an issue but Octopus can't!!!!!?
    Can we just do that?

    But thank you, even dow it sucks at polling it still remains the BEST, great program awesome way for deployments.

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  4. When deploying project containing Deploy Release step, allow previewing steps and excluding machines from child deployments

    Currently when deploying a project containing one or more Deploy Release steps (https://octopus.com/docs/deployment-process/coordinating-multiple-projects/deploy-release-step), there is no ability to preview the deployment steps that will be executed in the child deployment, nor the ability to exclude machines from the child deployment.

    It would be nice to surface this information on the create-deployment page of the parent project.

    35 votes
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  5. Allow Scheduled Deployment Triggers to not re-deploy if targets are up to date

    Currently, the Scheduled Triggers option allows setting a time to deploy, and even includes examples in the documentation for "nightly deployments." The downside currently is that it will re-deploy every single night, even if the environment was already successfully deployed to.

    It would be nice to add an option to only deploy if the environment / targets need it done. This would allow for a real nightly promotion without excess deployments and logs.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Dark theme

    It would be great to have the option to switch to a dark theme

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  11. 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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  12. Mapping environments on library variable sets

    The issue I run into is the following:

    Product A: offers an API on several environments DEV/TST/ACC/PRD

    Product B: wants to use ProductA-TST on DEV/TST/QA
    wants to use ProductA-PRD on ACC/PRD

    I want the ability to make a library set of varables from product A so any other product I have can easily link to the API, without having to keep track of a url in the other projects variables. So if Product A changes the URL, everyone is automatically updated.

    But I might have more environments in other projects or want to map multiple environments to 1 environment of…

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  13. 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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  14. Add filter to dashboards for active projects

    Add a filter option to the dashboard to show active projects only

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  15. Bug: Last variable does not show menu (e.g. Open Editor, Change Type)

    You are at the project/variable screen. Usually when you click on (or create) a variable you see an overlay menu with the option to open the editor or change the value type.
    But this menu is cut off for the last variable in the list when it only contains a single value!

    Workaround is to add a second value or use the search functionality to expand the space bellow.

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  16. Add variables substitution capabilities

    We keep our deployment configurations in octopus variables and use json substitution the replace them on deploy time

    This could be improved in a few ways:

    - Use the json variables substitution feature on other step templates than deploy a package (for example: run a script)
    - have to ability to substitute also yml files
    - give a variable a null value, the only option now is tho give him empty string, which influence the code.

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  17. 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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  18. Deployment of more than one certificate in one step

    We need to put multiple certificates into the trusted people-store, and number of certificates must be configurable in one step.

    Tried putting multiple certificates into the same scope for a variable, that only published the first one.

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  19. 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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  20. 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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