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  1. Performing dry run with octo.exe push (--whatif)

    Looking at the documentation for “octo.exe push” (https://octopus.com/docs/api-and-integration/octo.exe-command-line/push), but I cannot see any option to perform a dry run. The ‘create-release’ command has a ‘whatif’ param, and it would be really handy to have this on the ‘push’ command as well.

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    • Allow for a global setting for the Dashboard Configuration

      Being able to set the maximum projects settings for the Dashboard configuration on a global level would benefit our setup due to the high count of projects in our Octopus instances.

      Most developers have configured their dashboards for their own projects/project groups but a new user, or a user who hasn't configured their dashboard, will experience long loads times on the Dashboard view so I feel that being able to configure that setting at a Global level (reduce the default setting of 200) would reduce the load time for those users and give them a better initial experience on Octopus.

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      • Add tenant tag to project link on a tenant

        I would like to be able to add a tenant tag to a project link on a tenant. Our tenants have 2 projects associated with them QA and Dev. Currently when I use a tenant tag the QA tester using that tenant will get access to the feature the developer using that tenant gets. This will in most cases cause the deployment to fail because the QA tester for that tenant may be completely unrelated to the developers project.

        If I could put tags on a project link it would allow me to say the developer using tenant 25 gets…

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        • Disable the ability to indent with tabs when editing F#

          Tabs aren't allowed in F# scripts yet the editor will allow you to insert them without warning. Would be good to either warn or better disable the entry of tabs for indentation when the F# language is selected

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          • Complete the step even thought deployment was cancelled

            Sometimes, developers cancel the onging release deployment. In some cases, the deployment is interrupted in the middle of step execution and changes cannot be reverted easily afterwords. For example, there is one step to restore the database and run some cleaning sql queries. The deployment was cancelled right in the middle when powershell script turned the database in a single user mode and started to restore it. Deployment was cancelled and the database was left in that state. It was required manual intervention to login and revert changes.

            My idea is to add possibility to mark the step as atomic…

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            • Automatic Logo Finder

              This is a pretty trivial idea, but I like me some logos.
              I suggest on the settings screen when you pick a logo, that octopus could automatically do what I do manually.. and that is look up the twitter account that matches my project and the facebook account and... and show the logo/avatar of each, and let me pick one of those. (perhaps give the option to put a different name since sometimes the obvious name isn't the correct one)

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              • Add channel to the deploy release page

                On the deploy release page (the one that shows just before actually deploying a release) the channel (if any) is not shown anywhere on the page. Would be very useful to avoid mistakes when deploying.

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                • Redo the new variable view

                  Fix new variable view:

                  (1) truncates variables names,
                  (2) isn't searchable using browser search because of "load on scroll" - and that makes it "clunky" to scroll
                  (3) the scope often hides details saying "and two more..."
                  (4) the editor for values seems to open the next value after editing the last value - its not obvious what's actually being edited.

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                  • Deploy in "Debug Mode", pause after each step

                    It would be useful to be able to run a deployment in "Debug Mode", where it would execute one step at a time, pausing after each step, so a developer can verify that it is operating correctly.

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                    • If a step failed on a specific Target / Tentacle remove it from the list of targets for future steps

                      It would be configurable and we could leverage the existing functionality of how the Health Check steps take targets out of the list for future steps.

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                      • Allow use of user display name in audit

                        It wouldbe nice to display the "Display Name" for an account instead of the username in the audit (I know this can be changed, but if name changes are also audited, it should plug the hole), or maybe both, for PIV logins where the username cannot be changed, or maybe better yet, allow us to tie accounts together or associate them as one.

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                        • Audit access to Audit screen

                          Proposed by a user here: https://secure.helpscout.net/conversation/246264030/9467 (private link)

                          As an auditor, it would be nice to see who is logged in and who has logged in from the audit screen.

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                          • Exit codes for Octo.exe

                            Octo.exe returns:

                            - 0 When the deployment succeeded
                            - 0 When the deployment suceeded with warnings (SWW)
                            - 1 when the deployment fails

                            Would it be useful to add a specific error code for SWW? Build servers also have a "SWW" status and Octo.exe could pass this specific error code to let the user know that there was a warning during the deployment.

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                            • Ability to enforce steps in group of projects

                              There are time where Octopus admins want to make sure that all the projects on their instance run a specific step at the beginning/end of all of their deployments. This has been asked a few times already, most of the times by big companies with lots of projects.

                              Users: Would this feature be useful to you? Please tell us a bit more about your scenario and how would this solve your needs.

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                              • Support the new In-VM metadata service for load balanced nodes

                                Microsoft has just released the Azure in-VM metadata service that will let you know when a machine is going to be rebooted.

                                it would be great to tie this into the node maintenance functionality so that the node is automatically drained.

                                It might be useful to do this for AWS as well (similar to https://github.com/scopely/shudder), but that looks a lot harder.

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                                • Modify "Deploy release" button text when scheduling future deploy

                                  When scheduling a future deploy, it'd be nice if the "Deploy release" button text changed to "Schedule release" (or similar) so the user is 100% sure they are scheduling a future release without having to scroll back up and double check.
                                  It would also be nice to also have the "The deployment will start in approximately ...." text that currently lives under the schedule date/time picker duplicated next to the button, again so the user can easily verify that clicking the scary green button is going to do exactly what they want.

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                                  • Provide access to account credentials during deployments

                                    When a deployment is being executed, there may be some value in providing access to account credentials that have already been stored and managed in Octopus Deploy.

                                    While the primary motivating factor for creating the accounts section has been to provide access to deployment targets, some users may get value from using them to access or control other parts of their deployment process that sit behind some authentication mechanism. This would allow OD to better manage all the resources needed to fully complete a deployment with authentication details being securely managed in one place.

                                    The biggest concern with this approach…

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                                      • Multi-select tentacles for changing environment/roles

                                        Enable a way to make a changes (add/remove environment, add/remove role) to multiple tentacles at once.

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                                        • Hide Release

                                          Over time, older releases that are no longer in use just crowd up the release screen. I want to retain their history, so do not want to delete them.

                                          It would be nice to be able to hide releases.

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