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  1. Make deployments synchronous for a specific environment

    I help manage deployments for a software team that is working on moving from bi-weekly releases to continuous delivery. In order to transition smoothly, we have decided to have four environments in our pipeline: Dev > Alpha > Beta > Production. This allows us to continuously deliver internally from Dev (automatically deployed to from build server) to Alpha (snapshot of all projects promoted to Beta bi-weekly for staging).

    What I would like to have the ability to do is make all deployments to Dev synchronous in that they wait if there is a current deployment to Dev and stay pending…

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  2. Add a step to allow deployment of a template to create Subscription level resources in Azure

    Azure allows for the deployment of Subscription level resources via a template, but currently there is no out of the box step to do this in Octopus.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/deploy-to-subscription

    It would be great if we could have a built in step, along the same lines as the 'Deploy an Azure Resource Manager' template step.

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  3. Enable worker pool support for 'Deploy a Package' step

    We have nearly a dozen client/WPF projects that primarily consist of backing up a directory and then overwriting it with an updated package (size ranging from 20-350MB). Each of these projects push their packages to 20 remote servers, but the servers cannot host tentacles due to our security policies, so we run the steps from one of our Octopus hosts (via tentacle installed alongside the manager service). This is slow and expensive on the Octopus host, especially when there are many other deploys underway. Worst of all, it forces steps to deploy in serial versus parallel because all steps are…

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  4. Install Let's Encrypt module on Octopus Cloud to enable a CNAME for ODC instances

    With Octopus Cloud 2012.5.9 we can’t assign our own CNAME to the server instance due to the Let’s Encrypt module being missing.

    It is ok for internal use, but if we want Tenants to have access to see what we’ve deployed for them, then we would want to use octopus.mycompany.com not mycompany123.octopus.app.

    It might seem minor, but does Octopus use octopus123@yahoo.com as your public email address for customers? Nope, and we don’t want to either :-)

    Please add back the excellent Let’s Encrypt module in Octopus Cloud and route port 80 or just .well-known/acme-challenge/ to the relevant instance. Octopus Cloud…

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  5. Allow the removal of the date filter from the audit display

    I can understand for performance reasons wanting to restrict the audit form, but it's incredibly frustrating to use the existing interface to find the creation date of an object when the date filter refuses to go away, and in fact seems to want to shrink to 1 month when wrestled with.

    I'm willing to wait a few seconds for the information I want. Just show it to me.

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  6. chained deployment to specific targets

    If you deploy to specific targets in an environment but one the steps triggers a chained deployment, the chained deployment will target all hosts in the environment. It would be better if the chained deployment continued to target only the specific hosts that were originally chosen.

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  7. Create/write a file to a location

    Sometimes we just want to write out a simple file to disk. For example writing out a basic text file to a location. While you could have a basic template in an repo sometimes you want to write out a straight file to disk with the normal support for variable substitution. Example, write a file to a queue or change a basic configuration file.

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  8. Allow specifying Machine Policy for machine in Azure Resource Manager Template extension

    Specifying Policy for a machine in a new Tentacle through the Azure Extension Agent would be valuable.

    In our scenario we use ARM templates for new infra structure as code for "cattle". The extension allows for dynamic creation of short-lived environments in Development.

    However, we want to utilize the Octo automatic de-registration of agents as dev infra is removed via Machine Policy. (Machines in Octo disappear when automatically after a developer is done with a VM.)

    Having the "Policy" as a parameter to the extension would allow this to be setup easily one time instead of a post-build step manually…

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  9. have a better way of handling parameters in arm templates

    When setting up a new ARM template for use in octopus we set the default value of all parameters to #{something} so that the 'parameter' page in octopus is auto populated.This works great for most values but if we have a secure string octopus will update the 'default value' in the arm which will show up in the deploy history in Azure. We would like to see some way to handle this so we can ignore updating the default value or auto-populate the parameters page without needing the default value or some other way to handle this a bit cleaner.

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  10. Support Azure Service Fabric Mesh

    The Service Fabric Mesh deployment model is in public preview since a couple of months back and GA is expected this spring. Being mainly ARM template and container based, the SF Mesh deployment is probably possible to accompish by custom scripts today, but good out of the box support in OD would be very valuable.

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  11. Json Configuration - Scope Target File

    Been setting up multiple pipelines for Azure Data Factory (ADF) resources, defined by a series of Json files and would like to to use the Json Configuration Variables for configuring these. In ADF you typically have a series of linked services json files, specifying e.g. connection strings, credentials, input type etc - all with the same hierarchy - E.g. the connection string would be specified as 'properties:typeProperties:connectionString' in all the linked service files - hence the problem, since all json files are applied with the same OD variables.

    I proprose an extension to the existing Json Configuration Variables feature, where…

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  12. Integrate Octopus deploy project variables with Azure Key Vault

    So sensitive project variables will be referenced from Azure Key Vault instead of being stored in octopus.

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/key-vault

    3357461 - 'Azure Resource Manager Key Vault support' was only about ARM template Key Vault support.
    17973586 - 'Integrate Octopus deploy with secrets managment system Vault' is similar to this issue only for https://www.vaultproject.io

    This idea is similar to
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/vsts/build-release/concepts/library/variable-groups?view=vsts#link-secrets-from-an-azure-key-vault-as-variables

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  13. Azure Extension "Learn more about Octopus Deploy" link broken

    When installing the OctopusDeploy Tentacle Agent Extension in Azure the "Learn more about Octopus Deploy" leads to https://octopus.com/tour?utm_source=azure-portal&utm_medium=in-product&utm_content=about&utm_campaign=OD
    The only thing at that address is a "Page not found.
    We can't seem to find the page you are looking for. The page may have been removed, or moved somewhere else" message.

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  14. Assign Worker Pool(s) to Environment(s)

    Rather than using cloud regions it would be much easier to assign a worker pool(s) to environment(s). We have a lot of security requirements and being able to use specific workers per environment would help us tremendously.

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  15. Give us control over log output wrapping of octo.exe

    We integrate Octopus into our Azure DevOps pipeline through octo.exe. The problem is that octo.exe wraps the output it receives from the server unconditionally to 80 characters. This does not make any sense.
    The net result - it is completely unreadable.
    Please, remove the wrapping or give us a flag to remove it.

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  16. Provide an option for step-templates to not require new release

    It would be good for step-templates to have a boolean (tick/slider) option for step-templates to not require a new release for updated versions.

    This would allow basic step templates to be updated without having to create new releases for multiple projects.

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  17. Allow a Project to randomly choose / cycle through deployment hosts rather than deploy to all instances.

    Allow a Project to randomly choose / cycle through deployment hosts rather than deploy to all instances.

    This should be a configuration option for the default deployment setting and separate from the manual deploy to specific instances that currently exists.

    Potentially with the option to select the number of instances to choose to deploy to

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  18. Allow specifying Tentacle name in Azure Resource Manager Template extension

    When using the Azure ARM template Octopus Tentacle extension, it would be nice to be able to override the tentacle name. It currently uses the computer name, which sometimes is not the best name for the tentacle

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  19. Add security secret cleansing to Artifacts

    When Octopus attaches Artifacts it does not screen the for any secrets or credentials as such these can often compromise accounts etc that are used to create that Artifact, depending on what it is and how its made.

    It would be great if before Octopus attached the Artifact it looked to screen and cleanse the Artifact of potential Secrets there fore reducing the risk of it been used for security exploits etc.

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