Managing Server Configuration

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Octopus Deploy is made up of a number of different configuration sets and managing them can be performed through a few different channels.

In Octopus Deploy version 4.0, we added the ability to manage most of the available configuration, without needing to be directly on the server.

Web Portal

In the Octopus Deploy web portal, you can access configuration by navigating to Configuration ➜ Settings, this will show which configuration items are available.

Web Portal Configuration


Using Octopus.Client, each of the configuration types can be managed programmatically, reading from and writing back to the Octopus Deploy database.

The class definitions for each of the configurations is available by referencing the relevant Octopus.Client.Extensibility.* library, which are available via NuGet:

Web Portal and Authentication types are available in Octopus.Client

This requires version 4.27.0 or later of the client library.

.Net / C#

To access the API from .Net you will need to add a NuGet reference to the Octopus.Client library and to at least one of the above Extensibility libraries.

var server = "http://myoctopusserver";
var apikey = "API-XXXXXXXX";
var endpoint = new OctopusServerEndpoint(server, apikey);
var repository = new OctopusRepository(endpoint);
var guestConfig = repository.Configuration.Get<GuestConfigurationResource>();
guestConfig.IsEnabled = true;
guestConfig = repository.Configuration.Modify(guestConfig);

For the Web Portal and Authentication configurations, you need the Octopus.Client NuGet package

var server = "http://myoctopusserver/";   
var apiKey = "API-XXXXXXXX";             // Get this from your 'profile' page in the Octopus web portal
var endpoint = new OctopusServerEndpoint(server, apiKey);
var repository = new OctopusRepository(endpoint);
var webportalConfig = repository.Configuration.Get<WebPortalConfigResource>();
webportalConfig.Security.HttpStrictTransportSecurityEnabled = true;
webportalConfig = repository.Configuration.Modify(webportalConfig);


add-type -path 'C:\PathTo\Octopus.Client.dll'
add-type -path 'C:\PathTo\Octopus.Client.Extensibility.Authentication.Guest.dll'
$server = 'http://myoctopusserver/'
$apikey = 'API-XXXXXXXX';
$endpoint = New-Object Octopus.Client.OctopusServerEndpoint $server,$apikey
$repo = New-Object Octopus.Client.OctopusRepository $endpoint
$getMethod = $repo.Configuration.GetType().GetMethod("Get").MakeGenericMethod([Octopus.Client.Extensibility.Authentication.Guest.Configuration.GuestConfigurationResource])
$modifyMethod = $repo.Configuration.GetType().GetMethod("Modify").MakeGenericMethod([Octopus.Client.Extensibility.Authentication.Guest.Configuration.GuestConfigurationResource])
$guestConfig = $getMethod.Invoke($repo.Configuration, $null)
$guestConfig.IsEnabled = $true;
$guestConfig = $modifyMethod.Invoke($repo.Configuration, $guestConfig)

For more information on using the Octopus.Client library see Octopus.Client.