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  1. 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.

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      0 comments  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow configuration transforms for JSON files

      Currently the Configuration Transforms runs configuration file transforms on XML formatted config files.

      It would be useful to enable config transforms on JSON files as well, e.g. an appsettings.json file.

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        0 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a GitLab Repository Feed Type

        The new GitHub Repository Feed Type looks very nice! It would be really great to see the same of functionality with GitLab.

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        • 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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            0 comments  ·  Setup/administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • import variables from json

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

            34 votes
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            • 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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              • 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…

                31 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                  • Support deployment of Azure Function projects

                    Support deployment of Azure Function projects

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                      5 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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…

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                        18 comments  ·  Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          7 comments  ·  Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 18 votes
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                          • 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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                              0 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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

                              224 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integration with Microsoft Teams

                                Microsoft Teams already has a pretty great list of connectors, but one big one is missing... Octopus Deploy!

                                I would like to be able to receive messages in a channel when a deployment is complete, or certain events happen.

                                192 votes
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                                  11 comments  ·  Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Step for creating or updating a service in a Docker Swarm

                                  As a DevOps Engineer, I would like to be able to create a new service, or update an existing service in a Docker Swarm using an Octopus Step.
                                  For this to work for us, we would need to assign or alter Networks, Secrets, Environment Variables, and HRM Labels.
                                  The commands involved would be "docker service create" and "docker service update"

                                  30 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Integration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add "QueuedBy" system variable for obtaining user who has actually queued deployments

                                    I'm getting persons username when receiving deployment status email from automatically triggered deployment (by Project trigger on machine becomes available event). In the email template i'm using Octopus.Deployment.CreatedBy.Username system variable to display user who has run deployment.
                                    So in case of auto-triggered deployments I would like to get value "System" instead of some person's username (apparently one's who first has run the deployment manually).

                                    Ref: http://help.octopusdeploy.com/discussions/problems/52736-octopusdeploymentcreatedbyusername-value-is-not-system-when-deployment-fired-by-project-trigger

                                    67 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Deployment features  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Apply rention policy to custom install directories

                                      When deleting a release from a target machine according to retention policy, option to also delete the custom directory (and its contents) that release was installed to. This is for custom install directories that are named with {Octopus.Release.Number} as part of the name.

                                      10 votes
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                                      • Show stats on how long a step script takes to run

                                        Currently the "ran for x" is accumulative.
                                        Whilst I agree that the UI is correct in terms of how long that block was running for it doesn't show exactly how long each deployment step is taking (essentially how long it takes to run the deploy.ps1 or some other script)

                                        10 votes
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                                        • 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.

                                          131 votes
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