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  1. Allow specifying which Project Groups have access to Environments

    I have different applications that deploy to different sets of servers. I could create unique environments to handle the separation but it could get ugly pretty quick. If a project group was tied to a set of environments it would make it easier to know what environments apply to that project and prevent me from selecting the wrong environment to deploy to.

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  2. Keep track of the task expansion view (all, interesting, errors, etc.)

    https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/804

    The page should remember:

    - Whether you like to look at the summary or output
    - Which expansion option you are using

    And default to it

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  3. Add release quality properties

    Add a concept of release quality. One should be able to define (per-project) a number of quality dimensions (e.g. regarding unit tests, performance tests etc.). Values in each dimension should have absolute order. Than, for each environment one should be able to define a minimum quality level for each dimension that a release need to have in order to be deployable e.g. for UAT environment both unit and integration tests need to pass and for PROD also the performance tests need to be OK. The build quality would be editable via UI (e.g. by a QA person) and via the…

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  4. Ability to queue deployments or lock them

    When setting up vpn access for a deployment, it can cause issues if multiple users attempt to setup access concurrently. One way to stop this would be the user checking if any deployments are currently going on, but users don't always have access to other projects.

    It would be nice if there were rules setup to limit the number of concurrent deployments, or even just limit certain deployments so that they cannot run concurrently, adding it to a queue.

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  5. Add richer dashboard experience by allowing user to promote, create releases and detect changes.

    On the dashboard, when hovering over a successful build an arrow should appear next to it with the word 'Promote' clicking this button should start the deployment to the next environment in the chain.

    On the dashboard, when OD detects there is a new version available on the nuget feeds, a small + symbol should appear next to the project name, clicking this should take you to the create release screen.

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  6. Access control to edit Library by environments

    I've setup global libraries. One is named Global which defines settings (across all environments) while i have other libraries named Dev, QA, Staging, and Prod. I'd like to be able to allow QA users have access to only edit the QA library similarly how they currently can only deploy to QA environments. They would be able
    to define new variables that override the global variables for their environments to validate their testing needs.

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  7. Enable rpd connection creation, Amazon style

    Enable double click or something like that on a Tentacle machine in the environment overview. When you click/doubleclick/other then adownload is started with a preconfigured rdp file.
    Just like you do on amazon.
    This way its easy to open a connection to a specific tentacle and octopus only has to create a downloadable rpd file, with server name and possible pre filled domain/user,
    VERY nice feature for handling your servers and apps :)

    5 votes
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  8. Add extensibility to UI and data layers

    Add support for custom pages or widgets that can be added to the Octopus Server installation along with custom fields that can be assigned to Project and Release. An example would be a NUnit widget that could use API to fetch NUnit test results artifact and format it nicely on release page. Other example could be storing 'build quality' property along each release. The value would be updated e.g. by the build server after executing unit tests or integration tests or a QA person after doing some exploratory testing

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  9. Allow users to view detailed output log without deployment or enviroment permissions

    The current readonly roles do not let a user to see the detailed output of deployments.

    In larger enterprises, the dev teams can't deploy to production. However, they need to be able to see the output.

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  10. View/edit permissions from users and groups view

    Right now, we have to add/edit/view permissions at the permissions view. The test feature is pretty cool, but sometimes I need to quickly check a user's permissions. Right now I have to search all the groups to see what groups they belong to, then switch to permissions view to check the group permissions.

    It would be much nicer to see the list of permissions when I view the user or the group.

    Additionally, permissions have to be added one at a time and then re-ordered.. it's very tedious when setting up a new project!!!

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  11. Make Tentacles auto configure the disable flag on shutdown.

    When the tentacle service shuts down, the polling tentacle would change the machine.isdisabled = true. When the service starts it would set the isdisabled=false. this allows cloud based infrastructure to dynamically turn off machines without having the deployments fail because the machine is turned off.

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  12. Deploy Nuget package to Nuget Feed

    I want to be able to deploy Nuget packages to a Nuget Feed directly from the Octopus Server - I dont want to have to publish to a server that has a tentacle on it then run a script to deploy the package.

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  13. Add an update command to Octo.exe so that it updates itself with the latest version of Octo.exe

    It would be nice to be able to run Octo.exe update-self or something like that to get the latest Octo.exe isntead of going to the website and downloading the latest version.

    6 votes
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  14. Search/Replace Virtual Network node in Azure cloud configuration file

    In the Cloud configuration file for Azure deployments you can specify VirtualNetworkSite to determine which network the role will be deployed to. It would be great to be able to specify this in Octopus.

    An alternative is to specify which service configuration (default Cloud) to use for the deployment/step.

    7 votes
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  15. Latest release should be highlighted.

    The latest assembled release should feature more prominently on the releases page, at present it is at the top of the recent release list, but it does not jump out at you, The latest release should appear to the left of the currently released versions. when you click it you should be taken to the deploy page.

    4 votes
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  17. Allow the create or modify "IIS web site and application pool" step to only create

    I really like the new feature where Octopus can create or modify the IIS web site and application pool. In some cases an administrator may want to change some of the configurations on the web server which shouldn't be changed on the next deploy.

    I would like to be able to configure this step so that it will only create the IIS web site and application pool if they don't already exist.

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  18. appsettings

    Add XmlPoke functionality for setting various config values.

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  19. Set Variables from octo.exe create-release

    It would be useful to be able to set the value of octopus variables as part of the octo.exe create-release command.

    In our case, we would like to use some values from the build server in our web configuration (branch name). We are currently able to work around this by including the branch name in the package name (we could alternatively write it to a text file in the package), parsing it out using a regex and setting an octopus variable using a powershell script but it it cumbersome and fragile. Additionally, variables set from powershell scripts cannot be used…

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  20. Make TeamCity plugin a seperate step

    The implementation of the 1.6 TeamCity plugin just has it as an extra setting under VisualStudio build step. It would be great if we could have this as a seperate build step.

    We would like to be able to build our project, run tests and if all tests fail then package and publish to TeamCity's feed to Octopus to detect.

    This isn't to big of an issue because TeamCity won't automatically deploy as it stands now. However if a user logs into Octopus and manually creates a release, they can select the potentially broken artifacts.

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