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  1. Create an Octopus Terraform Provider

    Like many others, we use Terraform to manage our cloud infrastructure and it would be great if we could create and manage our octopus setup in it too.

    This is a follow up to the question posted on the Octopus Help section: https://help.octopus.com/t/any-plans-for-an-octopus-terraform-provider/20853

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  2. Allow defining an explicit order for prompted variables

    At the moment (at least to my knowledge) the order in which prompted variables are shown is dependent on the variable name (ordered alphabetically).

    It would be really cool if there was a possibility to give prompted variables an explicit order so that we can control in which order they appear in a simpler manner. For example it would be cool if one could just set a "priority" value for a prompted variable. This "priority" could be an integer and the prompts could then be ordered by this priority in descending order.

    Unfortunately giving them names to achieve the correct…

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  3. Google Cloud AIM json support

    When application wants communicate to Google Cloud products for example databases it uses json auth file to authorize via Google AIM, in special case when app is in that cloud it uses local account, but sometime we want use dedicated service account so we still need that json.

    So I suggest to add support for upload these json auth files for example to Accounts, of course it should be scoped in futures "spaces".

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  4. Allow kubernetes & helm steps to override the target provided namespace

    Although the kubernetes target type defines its namespace, there may be some situations where a different namespace should be used for a given step

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  5. Add ability to use run conditions for child steps

    The only way to specify a rolling deployment is by grouping several steps into one parent step.

    Child steps cannot specify any run condition (success, fail, variable) but some child steps run condition can be based on several factors controlled by run conditions.

    I already opened a discussion here: http://help.octopusdeploy.com/discussions/problems/55380-add-ability-to-use-run-conditions-for-child-steps

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  6. Google Cloud Registry Support

    Provide support for google cloud docker registry

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  7. Support Powershell scripts on Linux

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

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  8. Show variable snapshot differences in release screen

    Sometimes when deploying, the user receives this message:

    "For consistency, this deployment will use a snapshot of the variables and deployment process that was taken when the release was created, which does not include the latest changes that have been made to the project. A changed process can only be incorporated by creating a new release (this one may be renamed if desired). Variables can be updated via the release page, clicking Show to show the variables from the snapshot, and clicking the Update variables button."

    It would be great to be able to tell the user exactly what changed,…

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  9. Allow cloning of tenants

    It should be possible to clone a tenant including it's current configuration in a similar way to that you can clone whole projects.
    Tenants tend to be similarly configured with only minor changes to each one so it would save time rather than having to configure each one from scratch.

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  10. Add Let's Encrypt automation to OD server

    Ensuring certificates for the OD server are up to date are a little annoying. It would be awesome if the OD server could support renewing it's own hosting certificate with Let's Encrypt.

    I've had a stab at creating custom steps to do this. The main issue is domain validation (DV). DNS validation often requires manual intervention and OD server controls http (see discussion at https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/domain-validation/26512 ).

    The only way I see this really progressing forward is if OD server supports Let's Encrypt in the server as a maintanence task as it would be able to respond to http DV requests.…

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  11. Run Tentacle on Linux

    We are investigating the ability for Tentacle to run on Linux and want to know in which situations that would provide an advantage over using SSH. Please leave your comments below.

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  12. Port Octopus to .NET Core

    Moving Octopus Server/Tentacle/Calamari to .NET Core would extend the reach of Octopus Server to other platforms.

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  13. Allow project dependencies - so deploying one project would automatically deploy all dependent projects

    We have many dependencies between our projects. So for example we have cross database dependencies which mean that a particular version of the database must be installed prior to another version. Similarly we have base services that are required by all others that must be installed first. There is currently no way of telling Octopus that one project depends upon another.

    We could create one great big Octopus deployment with all the steps in it to deploy the TFS projects/libraries in the correct order. But this would be very complicated because of the large number of dependencies.

    It would be…

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  14. Improve variables UI

    The variables view is very basic and it generally needs improving since it quickly gets hard to use when you begin adding lots of variables.

    1. You have to add the same variable name for multiple environments and the ordering of environments is not the same. This is error prone and makes the list hard to parse.
    2. There is no description for variables so you need to add very long names sometimes. This has already been covered, but I added it for completeness. See https://octopusdeploy.uservoice.com/forums/170787-general/suggestions/6079578-enhance-the-variable-maintenance-screen-with-varia
    3. There can be different types of variables which are changed for different reasons. It would be…
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    47 comments  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. We are happy to announce that a new version of the Variable Editor has shipped in Octopus 4.0! See https://octopus.com/blog/octopus-release-4-0 for more details.

    In this first release, we have focused on providing a great variable editing experience, which we hope you will love! Although we haven’t yet been able to implement all of your great suggestions, we have been able to build an extensible variable editor that we will continue to improve in future.

  15. C# Script in script modules

    We need to use C# code as script in the script modules

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  16. Install Octopus Server on Linux

    I'm in a Linux/Mac shop where chef server is the next best thing. If only I could install the Octopus server on Ubuntu the world would be perfect.

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  17. Improve Add Step functionality

    We are working on making the Add Step functionality much better. The idea is to show built-in steps, community step templates (from http://library.octopus.com/) and custom step templates in one central location. Please let us know what you think by leaving your comment below.

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  18. Support v3 NuGet Feeds

    Currently there are a few feeds that support v3 NuGet feeds. Octopus currently does not support linking directly to the JSON file. Please add votes and feedback on why you would like this supported by the few feeds that currently do.

    Please note that this is not about Octopus updating its NuGet library to support things like SemVer 2.0 which is planned. This is strictly when you add an external feed to retrieve external packages.

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  19. Add notes or description to deployment process step

    When working with the deployment process I sometimes find that I have to do something in a step that might not be standard, for example setting a temporary user on the "create app pool" step. It would then be great to be able to ad a note to the step describing what is done and why.

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  20. Find variable usage across all projects and variable sets

    When working with library variable sets used in many projects with many steps it is cumbersome to figure out where a given variable is used.

    When updating a deployment process, certain tasks become very difficult, such as:
    -Renaming or deleting a variable
    -Checking validity of a newly-updated variable value across all usages

    With a "find all" feature these tasks would be much simpler (plus I'm sure there would be wider-reaching benefits).

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    10 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Happy to announce we’ve added a usage tab to the variable set page in 2019.5.4, where you can view which projects and releases are using a variable set. While this does not cover all suggestions below, we are confident that this goes a long way to solving the problem.

    Finding the usages of individual variables is something that is a lot more complex than it sounds, and we are unlikely to implement. Many variables usages are embedded in strings, or even in files sourced from packages, meaning any results we displayed would be incomplete.

    If you think we’ve misinterpreted this suggestion, please raise a new suggestion with a bit more detail about the use case, and let us know in the comments below.

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