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  1. Ability to restrict deployments on certain days and/or between certain times

    It would be nice to be able to restrict deployments to certain environments ( for instance the production environment) from being able to happen on certain days/times. IE only at weekends or only after 8pm

    At the moment I use a powershell script which just throws an exception which stops the deployment but it would be nice to have this built in. Especially if it could be linked with the "Schedule a Deployment" idea. Then if someone tried to deploy it could say unable to deploy at this time do you want to schedule for the next available time.

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  2. custom colors for roles and support for assigning Font Awesome icons per role

    As we continue to find more ways to use Octopus, we've increased our usage of the roles feature. This serves the dual purpose of filtering variables/steps as well as being visual indicators on machine configurations when viewing the Environments page. It would be really helpful if we could assign a custom color to each role to make items stand out and faster to identity beyond using a naming convention. Even better would be the option to also assign an icon, which I think Font Awesome would be a great option. http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/icons/

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  3. Wizard to configure user account for Octopus/Tentacle Windows Service

    https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/863

    Octopus Manager and Tentacle Manager should make it easy to configure the Windows Service to run under a custom user account.

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  4. Create a step template that applies config transformations

    Have an entry field that accepts the same sort of content as is seen in the transform window here: https://webconfigtransformationtester.apphb.com
    as well as maybe a file pattern/name to match the transformation to.

    This way one can avoid building multiple instances of an application, one for each build configuration (environment), transforms don't happen at build time and can take place as part of a deployment.

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  5. Support for AppHarbor

    I would be really cool if there was a deployment step for AppHarbor.

    AppHarbor has a build API that will let you pass the SHA you want built.

    Not sure how to best implement it, but having Octo control my AppHarbor
    deploys would def be nice.

    Source: UserVoice Support Ticket 281

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  6. Enable one to be able to iterate a list of last installed directory paths for steps in project

    Create an Octopus variable that contains the last installed directory paths for the steps in the project. This becomes useful if you have one step that deploys and another that works on the previously deployed step, but for some reason you deployed one set of steps first and later the remaining steps.

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  7. usability - icon to edit project group from "projects" drop down

    If I want to edit a project group, I must first navigate to the "all projects" overview page. Would be nice to just have an edit icon in the "Projects" dropdown for easier access.

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  8. Tag deployment process steps in list if they need to be updated

    On the process tab it would be really great to already there see if a step needs to be updated because the underlying script has changed.

    Also it really simplifies the configuration work if its possible to just click a button "Update all steps" which does exactly that..

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  9. 4 votes
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  10. Allow using the same transforms for different environments

    Octopus Deploy uses the Environment Name to select which configuration transform files will be applied. Say, for an environment with name "Dev", Octopus Deploy will automatically select Web.Dev.config from each nuget package.

    I would like to be able to specify the 'configuration name' used by an Octopus Environment instead of using the default convention of using the Environment name, so I could have two different Octopus Environments, say "Dev1" and "Dev2", using the same configuration transforms, ie "Web.Dev.config".

    The goal is to be able to deploy different releases to two identical environments without having to duplicate (identical) transformation files just…

    16 votes
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  11. Service to bridge Tentacles to allow jumping between networks

    Imagine an environment where people normally RDP to a VM in a kind of "DMZ", in order to then be able to access other machines in the network. The VM might have two NIC's - on on the same network as the Octopus server, the other on the same network as the Tentacles that we want to deploy to.

    If we had a bridge service that allowed us to "hop"/"jump" between networks, so that Octopus could send commands to the bridge that are ultimately destined for the Tentacles, it would make it possible to deploy across these disparate networks.

    In…

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  12. fallback on the instance count for Azure deployment

    Today if I select to have the instance count use the count from the Azure management portal and an instance isn't pushed yet (if I had deleted it for example) then it will fail and I have to go in an set it to the value from the config file and then switch back to use Azure mgmt. I'd prefer that it would fallback to the config file if it's not deployed in Azure yet.

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  13. Octopus variable for Deployment Start Time for scripts

    For PowerShell scripts it would be good to know the deployment start time.

    This way later scripts can report how long a deployment took up to that point.

    (A current workaround is to have a script run at the start that sets a variable for later use by other steps)

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  14. Option to remove default website

    If I create a new machine with a new IIS, it comes with a 'default' website.
    Now of course, no one uses that default website, so I would like it completely removed if present.

    So, I would like an option to have that done. If not, it likely creates binding issues when the actual site is deployed.

    https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/518

    10 votes
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  15. Add a Manual Intervention Counter Sign feature

    It would be nice if when adding a manual intervention step I could select an 'Anyone but Deployer ' option that would mean that anyone except the person doing the deployment could approve a deployment.

    It might also be cool to have a generate captcha option, so that the user has to fill in a google captcha before they can approve the continuation of the deployment.

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  16. Show Project Groups Everywhere

    We use Project Groups to categorize our projects, but a lot of them have very similar names. When looking at Teams, as an example, the project selection only shows the project name without any grouping. When the project list is large, it gets difficult to make sure the correct one is selected. It would be nice if the group was included to help organize the projects, the way the main project menu works. The same thing would also be helpful in the breadcrumbs when navigating inside a project and really everywhere the project is displayed or selected.

    5 votes
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  17. Allow insert variables panel to be resized

    Make it possible to manually resize the insert variable panel.

    https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/849

    Because a lot a Octopus variable names has long characters, I can't see the entire name of almost of variables in the 'insert variable' panel. Is it possible to allow to grow the panel manually? Or provide a fullscreen mode will be a good idea.

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  18. Integrated web file manager for servers

    Hello

    I find it important to check the actual contents of the folder i am deploying to, in order to be sure that everything worked as expected.
    Wouldn't it be great to have an embed file manager to see the folders and the files of the server you are deploying to?
    Every server, every environment, every project, with user management, and permissions...

    this would come in handy, even without deploying something really, just checking files, altering something in servers, without having to remote desktop, or use ftp etc. All centralized.

    thanks

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  19. Let Tentacle upgrades download the Tentacle package from the internet

    https://github.com/OctopusDeploy/Issues/issues/771

    It would be nice to be able to specify if tentacle upgrades should be downloaded from the octopus server, or from the official octopus site.

    Upgrading a bunch of tentacles at remote locations at once can hammer a single ADSL connection, though I'd assume the Octopus servers would be better set up to serve the upgrades, especially if they're on a CDN or similar.

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  20. Export configuration for documentation

    Make it possible to generate documentation (HTML or Word perhaps?) based on the current configuration. This might be:


    • All deployment steps

    • All environments and machines

    The documentation should be readable, i.e., here's what's going to happen rather than a JSON dump. Imagine a document you could give to a sysadmin to follow to perform the deployment manually.

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