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  1. After pushing build information from a TeamCity project that was building some code from SVN (subversion) version control system, I noticed that while the package in octopus did have the commit section filled out as expected, the commits were NOT there when creating a release with that package. This meant that we couldn't automatically generate the release notes based on commit messages. I contacted octopus support and we eventually figured out that SVN is not supported.

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  2. Sometimes our task queue is filled with a lot of tasks waiting to be executed. Every once in a while a priority deployment needs to take place at the same time.
    In such case It would be very useful if we could mark this deployment as "High Priority", so that the tasks of this deployment are handled before the already existing tasks in the queue.
    This is not possible now, the only solution now is to cancel all the existing tasks.

    49 votes

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  3. Whilst in the deployment screen, the 'Deploy' button should be disabled whilst filters are being refreshed and affected tenants loaded.

    With the current functionality, it's very easy for a user to add a tag filter and not realise that additional tenants have been included, but are not yet visible in the 'Preview and Customize' section. The loading bar at the top of the box is subtle and easy to miss.

    Once affected tenants have been refreshed, the button should be enabled again.

    8 votes

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  4. I find that the most common task performed on tenants is modification of tenant variables. However, I feel that the UI does not support this task very well.

    I find that once I click through on the tenant, my next step is to click on the project in which I wish to set variables for which does not result in the expected action (it takes you to the project instead).

    My recommendation is that the tenant variables becomes the landing page for tenants and the project administration for the tenant could become a secondary page (or perhaps it could even…

    1 vote

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  5. It would be helpful to have a description field for variables in a project or in library set variables. I know the idea of having 'descriptive variables' usually solves this issue but sometimes across teams it doesn't always happen.

    To save screen space it could be a descriptor you enter when making the variable then when you mouse over the variable it shows the information descriptor.

    5 votes

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  6. When I have a few Parent processes with some Child process in them, The Process Editor is very hard to use. You get that dreaded "Menu Options unavailable while viewing a parent or its child steps." Comment box appear. The problem is that there is no other way to do Parent tasks like add a child step now that you have a "parent or its child steps" selected. Only when you click into another Parent step can you access the Parent process menu. This is hugely frustrating when you are working of creating a bunch of child steps.

    Please change…

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  7. Octopus has the ability to create custom roles, but not to introduce new permissions. We would like to be able to add new custom permissions and then have both a REST api and script access that lets us test if a role has that permission. This would let us extend the Teams / Users / User Roles model to cover finer grained decisions more gracefully than a proliferation of user roles.

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  8. When deploying to c:\mydirectory#{Octopus.Release.Number} Runbooks are unable to obtain the #{Octopus.Release.Number} information from the deployment. Which makes a lot of actions rather difficult.
    If it was possible for a deployment to set a variable available to Runbooks or for Runbooks to query information in releases per environment that would really be great.

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  10. The idea is to have the tenant variables displayed vertically, with one column for each environment.
    Currently, it is quite tedious to compare or copy variable values from an environment to another.

    6 votes

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  11. In a given project, see all the other projects that refer to it in a 'Deploy a Release' step.

    Use case for this is similar to the Usage tab for a step template. If I create a new release for a sub-project, I want to be able to find each parent project and update them to point to this new release.

    3 votes

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  12. Octopus does not provide date time filter for any of the Octopus APIs.
    Which makes very difficult to pull data for an older date.
    There is no way other than loading each page then take the Page.Next value and compare the date.
    Its time consuming when the date we search is really old.

    I would like Octopus deploy to support the date filter for APIs.

    There is one more drawback while using APIs with out date time filter which is explained in this page.
    https://help.octopus.com/t/date-filter-for-octopus-apis/25111/3

    1 vote

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  13. This was previously asked for and done here https://octopusdeploy.uservoice.com/forums/170787-general/suggestions/3133236-non-javascript-based-links

    But we updated from 2019.6.8 to 2019.9.10 and this has broken in at least one spot.

    If you click "Project switcher" and search for a Project the dropdown no longer gives links that can be open in a new tab.

    This makes me sad. :(

    4 votes

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  14. Right now you can view a Team and see what project or project group that team has access to. We'd like to see the reverse as well. When we go to a project or project group we'd like to see the teams that have access along with their permissions.

    5 votes

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  15. Currently if we create a release for a project with multiple steps excluding some of the steps, it is not persisting the state when the same release is promoted to the next environment as part of channel life cycle.

    We need to exclude the steps again when promoting the same release to next environment which is causing lot of problems as people deploying the release are different for different environments and often they forget.

    It would be great if you can persist the state of excluded steps to the next environments as part of same release?

    5 votes

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  16. As per - https://help.octopus.com/t/deploy-a-release-accessing-variables-from-last-release/22788

    You should be able to access a previous releases Step output variables, for when a release has already been deployed.

    Either via the Deploy a release step.
    Or more generally to retrieve these values for a given release.
    E.g. an obtain Release information step

    1 vote

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  17. The deploy release step assumes want to deploy to the same environment as the parent deployment.

    Add facility to pass a parameter to chose which environment to deploy the release too.
    E.g. so can deploy a single master release, which kicks off multiple deployments of other release to the defined environments specified by the parameters.

    Similar to how the community Chain step template allows for.

    1 vote

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  18. I would love it if there were more options for filtering on the Overview page.

    I use this page as the main page I visit when searching for a release to deploy (e.g. to my dev or test environment). Since we have releases for every commit on every branch, it can be a bit of work to find the release I am looking for sometimes.

    What I suggest is:
    - A filter for channels (e.g. I want to only show 1 channel)
    - A filter for the version number/release name. This should essentially be a search box where I can…

    1 vote

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  19. Currently, the only way to set up AWS authentication for an ECR external feed, AWS deployment target, community library task, etc, is with an IAM user secret such as API access keypair. Our product secrutiy team has exlicitly forbidden use of secrets such as keypairs like this and requires everything to use IAM role authentication via role assumption.

    It would be lovely to replace the access key and secret key inputs with a single input for an IAM role name to assume into in order to get the needed credentials. The authentication and login could then execute on workers with…

    13 votes

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  20. Currently the audit API can only return an HTML annotated view of the changes made to configuration elements like variable sets and deployment process. This is not helpful when the configuration is huge or when we need to find changes over multiple edits of the same configuration.
    Proposal: add the ability to download the raw JSON that was in effect after the change. The result should be equivalent to what we would get by clicking 'Download as JSON' after making the changes.
    This would allow us to:
    - create diffs between arbitrary dates, not just a single entry in the…

    1 vote

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