Octopus Cloud

Octopus Cloud is the hosted version of Octopus Deploy.

We designed Octopus Cloud and self-hosted Octopus to provide the same functionality. Octopus Cloud uses the same deployment automation server to define your deployment processes and runbooks and manage the releases of your software.

Octopus Dashboard

You can get started with Octopus Cloud for free.

Create an Octopus account

An Octopus account lets you manage your instances of Octopus Cloud. You can register for you Octopus account at Octopus.com/register.

You can register for an account with your existing Google or Microsoft account or create a unique login for Octopus:

  1. Enter your name.
  2. Provide your email address and create a password.
  3. On the next screen, verify your email address.
  4. After your email has been verified, you will be logged into your Octopus account.

Now that you’ve created an Octopus account, you can create a new instance of Octopus Cloud.

Create a cloud instance

To create a new instance of Octopus Cloud, make sure you are logged into your Octopus account:

  1. Click Create a new cloud instance.
  2. Enter the URL you would like to use to access your instance: <yoururl>.octopus.app. If the URL you selected is not available, enter a different URL.
  3. Select the region where you would like your instance to be hosted.
  4. Add your company name.
  5. Review the terms of our customer agreement, privacy policy, and acceptable usage policy.
  6. Click Agree, deploy my Octopus!.

You will be taken to the account provisioning screen. Your Octopus Cloud instance should be ready within a minute or so. You will receive an email when the instance is ready to use.

When the instance is ready, you will see it (and any other instances you have access to) the next time you log in to your Octopus account at https://octopus.com/signin.

Where is Octopus Cloud hosted

Octopus Cloud is hosted in the following Azure regions:

  • West US 2
  • West Europe
  • Australia East

We have plans to bring more regions online as demand for instances grows. If you’d like to move an existing Octopus Cloud instance to one of the other regions, or if you want to request a new region, please contact us.

Octopus Cloud storage limits

Octopus Cloud instances are subject to storage limits. Specifically:

  • Maximum File Storage for artifacts, task logs, packages, package cache, and event exports is limited to 1 TB.
  • Maximum Database Size for configuration data (e.g. projects, deployment processes and inline scripts) is limited to 100 GB.
  • Maximum size for any single package is 5 GB.
  • Retention policies are defaulted to 30 days, but this figure can be changed as required.

Please see our Cloud pricing FAQ for further details.

Uploading packages to Octopus Cloud servers

Factors such as geographical distance, network bandwidth, and network congestion may cause package uploads to your Octopus Cloud Server to take longer than expected.

If you are having difficulty uploading packages to your Octopus built-in package feed within the default timeout threshold, typically within 5 minutes, you might be affected by one or more of the factors mentioned above. In this case, you could try increasing the timeout threshold of the Octopus CLI or nuget.exe to a value that suits you. We also recommend using the Octopus CLI, Octopus.Client, or the TeamCity Plugin (v4.41.0+) because they have the advantage of using delta compression.

Change your password

To change your password for the Octopus instance and Octopus account:

  1. Go to Octopus.com/signin.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to your username in the top right corner.
  3. Click profile.
  4. Click the Change Password link.
  5. Enter your new password.
  6. Confirm the new password, and click Change password.

Reset the Octopus account password

If you forget your username or password for your Octopus account or Octopus instance, you can reset them via Octopus.com

  1. Visit Octopus.com/signin.
  2. Click Forgot your password?
  3. Reset your credentials and log into your Octopus account. You can now launch your Octopus instance from the accounts dashboard.

Invite users to your Octopus Cloud instance

Inviting users via Control Center

You can invite users to your Octopus Cloud instance from Control Center. To learn about how to invite users and the levels of access you can give them, head to the Managing Octopus subscriptions page.

Managing User Permissions in Octopus Cloud

Users are only added to the Octopus Cloud instance after they sign in for the first time. After the first sign in, users get assigned to the “Everyone” team (if they’re a Cloud User) or the “Octopus Managers” team (if they’re a Cloud Owner). You can add users to different teams to give them appropriate permissions.

  1. In the product, go to Configuration
  2. Select Teams
  3. Create or select an existing team such as Space Managers
  4. Select Add Member
  5. Click Add and then Save.

Set the outage window

In order to keep your instance of Octopus Cloud updated and running the latest version, we will occasionally need to take it offline to update the software. You can let us know the best time for this to do this by setting the outage window.

  1. Log in to your Octopus account.
  2. Select your cloud instance.
  3. Click Configuration.
  4. Scroll down to Outage Window.
  5. Select the time in UTC, providing a window of at least two hours and click Save outage window.

Log in to your Octopus Cloud instance

You can access your Octopus Cloud instance at the URL you defined during the registration process. Where <your-url> is the part of the URL you provided:


Octopus Cloud version

We keep your instance of Octopus Cloud up to date and running the latest version of Octopus Deploy. To check which version your instance is running, log into the Octopus Web Portal, and click the drop-down menu that appears next to your name in the top right corner. The version is displayed at the top of the display.

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Page updated on Sunday, January 1, 2023