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  1. import variables from json

    Ability to import project variables from a JSON file under the Project page.

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  2. Support Powershell scripts on Linux

    Now that Powershell is cross-platform, please support running Powershell scripts on Linux

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  3. Add ability to loop a deploy step where multiple roles and role scoped variables are present

    Have a scenario where I need to deploy the same package multiple times **on the same set of servers** under different custom directories and different IIS web applications. There are role scoped variables which get picked up for custom installation directory and also appsettings.

    I understand that the documentation under https://octopus.com/docs/key-concepts/machine-roles clearly states:

    "This means that the step will only execute on Tentacles with at least one of those roles. This does not mean that if the step is scoped to multiple roles that it will run for each role. Instead it will run that step for all machines that…

    44 votes
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  4. Separate Web Portal From Application

    To keep in line with security best practices...

    It would be incredibly useful to be able to separate the Web Portal from the Application server.

    This would allow for greater control and will enable "physical" separations of duties for the administration/configuration items from the deployment items.

    21 votes
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  5. Add last date modified field to Variable Views

    Add a last date modified field on variables. I think it would be very useful, so it's evident where regression may have occurred between releases and so on if someone makes an update in a group access setting. I know the audit table is useful in this regard, but takes significantly more digging to parse. If you really want to get fancy, show the date, and then if you click it, an audit popup of the last n times it was edited, what date, and by whom.

    11 votes
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  6. Disable Channels instead of deleting releases and then the channel

    We end up creating and deleting channels a lot (Due to our channels directly tied with TFVC branches.) I'd much prefer to archive releases associated with a channel, or disable them and only show up in channels.

    14 votes
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  7. Implement "next step" and "previous step" buttons

    The idea is to have two buttons on the top of our process steps which allows navigating easily between steps process.

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  8. Support deployment of Azure Function projects

    Support deployment of Azure Function projects

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  9. Add option to run Powershell script via -Verb runAs (i.e. right click, "Run as Administrator".)

    We ran into this problem because as a part of our deployment process, we need to stop a service (which isn't a part of our deployment), clear a cached file that the service was holding onto (which IS a part of our deployment), and then restart the service.

    Even though the Octopus tentacle has admin rights, and can start/stop a service via the control panel (i.e. log on as the Tentacle user, open the Services cmdlet, and you can start/stop services), to do so via a *Powershell* script requires you to right click on it and selected 'Run as Administrator',…

    7 votes
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  10. Copy Tenant variables from one Environment to another

    For every Tenant + Project + Environment combination, there are Tenant variables to fill out. When adding an additional Environment that is to have similar variable values, or if you need to swap out the Environment for a different one, it would be nice to be able to effectively "copy" the Tenant variables from the existing Environment into the new one. Otherwise you are left to manually copy variables.

    Sensitive variables could be tricky but hopefully doable.

    6 votes
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  12. Add tenant tag to project link on a tenant

    I would like to be able to add a tenant tag to a project link on a tenant. Our tenants have 2 projects associated with them QA and Dev. Currently when I use a tenant tag the QA tester using that tenant will get access to the feature the developer using that tenant gets. This will in most cases cause the deployment to fail because the QA tester for that tenant may be completely unrelated to the developers project.

    If I could put tags on a project link it would allow me to say the developer using tenant 25 gets…

    3 votes
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  13. Version control configuration

    This was originally raised at https://octopusdeploy.uservoice.com/forums/170787-general/suggestions/6186352-version-control-of-deployment-scripts and closed as completed with a solution of scripting the import/export tool.

    Raising as a new suggestion as this has come up as few times in support calls and some people have suggested on the original thread that the import/export tool doesn't meet their needs. (Didn't want to reopen the original thread as some people are happy with the provided solution in that thread.)

    "In the Continuous Delivery book, Jez wrote that your deployment scripts should be in source control. After creating some pretty elaborate powershell scripts for Octopus, I have to agree. Losing…

    556 votes
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  14. Support Required Variables

    It would be great if my deployment failed if a variable was not available in a particular environment. Currently I place a PreDeploy.ps1 with checks for particular variables (not empty) and I'm wondering if there could be a better experience for specifying that certain (or all) variables must be provided if they are used from PowerShell or elsewhere. We've had issues where our deployment went green but a variable was missing in a particular environment.

    11 votes
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  15. Disable the ability to indent with tabs when editing F#

    Tabs aren't allowed in F# scripts yet the editor will allow you to insert them without warning. Would be good to either warn or better disable the entry of tabs for indentation when the F# language is selected

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  16. Complete the step even thought deployment was cancelled

    Sometimes, developers cancel the onging release deployment. In some cases, the deployment is interrupted in the middle of step execution and changes cannot be reverted easily afterwords. For example, there is one step to restore the database and run some cleaning sql queries. The deployment was cancelled right in the middle when powershell script turned the database in a single user mode and started to restore it. Deployment was cancelled and the database was left in that state. It was required manual intervention to login and revert changes.

    My idea is to add possibility to mark the step as atomic…

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  17. 18 votes
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  18. Allow new IIS step to just create IIS resources without necessarily deploying a package

    Currently the new IIS step (introduced in 3.4.7) allows you to create Sites, Apps and Virtual directories, but you always have to deploy a package.

    It might be useful for some users to be able to take advantage of the IIS functionalities, without having a deploy a package.

    Source: http://help.octopusdeploy.com/discussions/questions/9702

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  19. Allow for specific files that were added by OctoPackEnforceAddingFiles, to be excluded in package

    I cannot not use /p:OctoPackEnforceAddingFiles=True with MSBuild. This parameter is absolutely indispensable. It is not even an option.

    However I do not want all the files in the build to be included in the package.

    The nuspec file and the exclusions ability therein does not allow to exclude files that were added by OctoPackEnforceAddingFiles.

    The effect of this is that I can’t use one of the best features of Octo : deploying to IIS.

    Because of a few files that I can’t exclude from the build, I need to deploy to a folder, remove the files that I want, and…

    30 votes
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  20. Banner

    It would be great to have an option to have a banner which would allow to make announcements to users. We have over 600 and communicating to them is a challenge. This works great in Atlassian products like Confluence

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