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  1. 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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    • octo.exe pack should support a --exclude= flag (at least when --format=zip)

      The nuspec approach may indeed support excluding files. However the zip approach (--format=zip) doesn't. Per octopus documentation the .zip approach is the recommended way forward. In this light a --exclude option is in order to compensate feature-wise vS the nupkg approach.

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      • 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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        • 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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            0 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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            • 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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              • Filter Environments shown in each Project Group on the Dashboard

                Filter the environments show in each project group on the dashboard. Only environments included in the lifecycles/channels for each project in the project group should be shown.

                We have many environments but most are only used by a few project groups. Some project groups only deploy to a single environment. This requires us to horizontally scroll far to the right past environments which aren't capable of being deployed to in order to see what is deployed.

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                • Deployment Pipeline as Code

                  I would like to see the "pipeline as code approach" applied to projects. The main idea is to be possible to define the process of a project using a yml file in a source code repository or package.

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                  • 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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                    • Allow segregated package repositories

                      In a lot of companies there is a clear separation between development packages and packages approved for production. Systems like Sonatype Nexus and Artifactory provide hugely powerful examples of these catering for a wide variety of requirements, but in most cases you need a simple set of requirements:
                      * The ability to push packages to one (dev) repo
                      * The ability to promote packages to another (prod) repo
                      * The ability to force certain environments to pick from a certain repo

                      This should be a relatively simple improvement to Octopus' very awesome but very simple package management capabilities.

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                      • Set Rolling Deployment Window Size with a variable

                        Should we implement the ability to configure a Rolling Deployment's Window Size via variable? Adding this feature would allow the window size to be controlled dynamically after release creation.

                        Feel free to add any comments or thoughts below.

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                        • Cleanup Application folder for versions that have no corresponding release any more

                          We noticed that the automatic cleanup of C:\Octopus\Applications apparently does not cleanup versions where no corresponding release exists any more (e.g. because we only played around and afterwards deleted the release without manually cleanup up the C:\Octopus\Applications folder).

                          It would be really cool if the cleanup would also cleanup versions for which there is no corresponding release.

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                          • Allow machine policies to be set for Azure WebApps

                            I would like to be able to customize the Health Check of Azure WebApps deployment targets. For example I would expose an endpoint `/health` that must be queried on an ~hourly basis. In the case of a Tentacle this is possible using Machine Policies, but I can't assign one to a Azure WebApp deployment target.

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                            • Production Deployment Notification

                              I would like to receive an email notification when a PRODUCTION deployment is taking place.

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                              • Tag AWS ECR (Elastic Container Registry) images from a feed with a deployment tag

                                Amazon's ECR (Elastic Container Registry) is a docker-compatible registry that you can configure as a first-class package feed in Octopus. Part of the ECR product (in AWS) is to set up lifecycle policies so it can automatically delete old images (since it takes up space for each image). This is a similar feature that Octopus offers on its own built-in package registry, but the ECR is obviously an external registry so the purging has to managed by AWS (and no Octopus). But ECR has no way of knowing which images are used (so they won't get deleted), except if you…

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                                • Approval Role

                                  I'm not seeing things specifically, but it would be nice if there was a role which was Release Approval Only Role. To allow a certain set of users to just approval releases to go to the next environment in the life cycle.

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                                  • 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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                                    • 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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                                      • Add 'latest' option on Octo.exe -package overrides

                                        When using Octo.exe's --packageversion to specify a version for all packages, and then --package to override one package, it would be helpful if --package would let you specify 'latest'.

                                        Example:
                                        --packageversion 6 --package SomeSinglePackage:latest

                                        Currently if a script is sending --package SomeSinglePackage:2 and there is a new version, you have to remember to change the script to version 3.

                                        This scenario occurs when you are trying to release a specific version of your application, but one package is shared across many projects and won't have the same version number as the project being deployed.

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                                        • 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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