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Release notes

These are the features and fixes you'll get by upgrading from 2019.10.0 to 2019.13.7.

Changes in Octopus 2019.13.7

  • 6143 - Fix to the variables/all endpoint when runbooks are in use
  • 6152 - Fix DateTime overflow and year skip in db upgrade schedule conversion
  • 6164 - Fixed up the messages printed in the summary section of health checks
  • 6186 - UI will now default to the last accessed space when no explicit space is provided

Changes in Octopus 2019.13.6

  • 6102 - Fixing import migrations for multiple project triggers and runbooks
  • 6135 - Fixed issue preventing Azure DevOps Issue Tracker to be enabled on Octopus Cloud
  • 6157 - Fix icon alignment for copy API key button
  • 6180 - Fix a race condition on the runbook run page which was causing previews to get out of sync
  • 6184 - Fixed bug where package extraction is failing on OSX and BSD targets

Changes in Octopus 2019.13.5

  • 5909 - Ensure Tenant Variables are cleaned up when Tenants are deleted
  • 6048 - Support Helm V3
  • 6120 - Fix an S3 step issue where uploading a package using the filename differs between the built-in and external workers
  • 6125 - Fix issue where variables page would crash at certain screen sizes
  • 6138 - Adding runbook variables (Id, Name) to the list of contributed variables during a run
  • 6147 - Fix for API bug where certain index responders could not filter by ids
  • 6153 - Improved validation on IIS bindings property when supplied with unexpected data
  • 6154 - Improved responsiveness of the tenants list screen with missing variables
  • 6155 - Fix to stop 'no auth providers' text flashing on the sign-in page
  • 6159 - Run Script step will now include script name and arguments in the process overview as part of the summary when configured to use a script from a package
  • 6160 - Improved the performance and UX of the project switcher for customers operating at scale

Changes in Octopus 2019.13.4

  • 6141 - Fixes bug where colors aren't show in IE11
  • 5953 - Web Request proxy not detecting bypass list

Changes in Octopus 2019.13.3

  • 6140 - Fix for a blocking TypeScript error occurring in IE11

Changes in Octopus 2019.13.2

  • 5543 - Download helm charts directly from a helm repository instead of relying on the helm executable
  • 6133 - Changed Releases screen so it doesn't go boom if your instance/space doesn't have any environments
  • 6134 - Reduce likelihood of dashboard queries timing out
  • 6136 - Fix for user lockout when exceeding limit of wrong password attempts
  • 6137 - Package IDs with slashes break the NGINX step by placing conf files in a subdirectory

Changes in Octopus 2019.13.1

  • 5770 - Fix for dialog issue in Firefox/Edge with the Kubernetes step template
  • 6099 - Resolved issue preventing k8s raw yaml volume from being saved if it contained a variable expression
  • 6104 - Fix to consider both release and runbook snapshots before deleting the shared variable set snapshot
  • 6112 - Fixing runbook run and snapshot variable links to match the UI redirection logic
  • 6116 - Scheduled triggers for Operations Runbooks that have prompted variables no longer throw a NullReferenceException
  • 6117 - Scheduled deployments and runbook runs will now use default prompted variable values
  • 6118 - Stop icons shrinking in Team lists when the name/description is long
  • 6121 - "An item with the same key has already been added" error with the NGINX step and multiple regex based locations
  • 6126 - Drop experimental header check on project/summaries to avoid issues with proxies

Changes in Octopus 2019.13.0

  • 5911 - Auto deploy processing has significantly changed to prevent cases where machines are missed
  • 6076 - Fixed issue where sensitive step parameters were cleared when updating step template in a deployment process
  • 6089 - Clear sensitive variable values when re-running a step template run so it doesn't look like the value is set
  • 6090 - External group/role chips for teams now show ids on hover
  • 6091 - Improved swagger documentation to ensure parameters match the path more accurately
  • 6092 - Updated AWS SDK S3 to 3.3.110.10 within Calamari (v8.1.4)
  • 6094 - Fixed layout issue on Usage tab for Library Variable Sets, Lifecycles and Script Modules
  • 6095 - Enabled issue trackers to use the web proxy configured in Octopus
  • 6097 - Issue tracker connectivity tests can now execute even when the extension itself is disabled
  • 6098 - Corrected swagger operationid's to be unique
  • 6100 - Added extra validation for the variables supplied as part of a Script Module
  • 6101 - TFVC ChangeSets are now rendered as links in the Build information
  • 6103 - Improved swagger documentation

Changes in Octopus 2019.12.4

  • 6188 - Fix DateTime overflow and year skip in db upgrade schedule conversion

Changes in Octopus 2019.12.3

  • 6169 - Improved swagger documentation to ensure parameters match the path more accurately
  • 6170 - External group/role chips for teams now show ids on hover
  • 6171 - Fixed layout issue on Usage tab for Library Variable Sets, Lifecycles and Script Modules
  • 6172 - Corrected swagger operationid's to be unique
  • 6173 - Enabled issue trackers to use the web proxy configured in Octopus
  • 6174 - Fixed issue where sensitive step parameters were cleared when updating step template in a deployment process
  • 6175 - Clear sensitive variable values when re-running a step template run so it doesn't look like the value is set
  • 6176 - Issue tracker connectivity tests can now execute even when the extension itself is disabled
  • 6177 - TFVC ChangeSets are now rendered as links in the Build information
  • 6178 - Improved responsiveness of the tenants list screen with missing variables
  • 6181 - Fix issue where variables page would crash at certain screen sizes

Changes in Octopus 2019.12.2

  • 6144 - Support Helm V3
  • 6438 - Fixed potential leakage of feed password into deployment log CVE-2020-14470

Changes in Octopus 2019.12.1

  • 6124 - Scheduled triggers for Operations Runbooks that have prompted variables no longer throw a NullReferenceException
  • 6129 - Drop experimental header check on project/summaries to avoid issues with proxies
  • 6131 - Fix an issue where Octopus Server would user the tar extractor for tar.gz resulting in Bad GZIP header error messages
  • 6132 - Download helm charts directly from a helm repository instead of relying on the helm executable

Changes in Octopus 2019.12.0

This LTS roll up release includes all bug fixes and features up until 2019.11.3

  • 5769 - Disable adding a new project in the UI when there are no Project Groups or Lifecycles
  • 6061 - The target limit specified in the license is enforced now
  • 6073 - Fix React Error in container within Kubernetes step
  • 6083 - External groups are now indicated on users' teams lists
  • 6086 - Fixed layout issue on the User Role tab on the Team Edit page

Changes in Octopus 2019.11.3

  • 5769 - Disable adding a new project in the UI when there are no Project Groups or Lifecycles
  • 6061 - The target limit specified in the license is enforced now
  • 6073 - Fix React Error in container within Kubernetes step
  • 6083 - External groups are now indicated on users' teams lists
  • 6086 - Fixed layout issue on the User Role tab on the Team Edit page

Changes in Octopus 2019.11.2

  • 4440 - Include experimental support for linux-arm SSH targets
  • 5687 - Newline characters in variables are persisted after editing
  • 5822 - Cancelling a health check for an offline Tentacle now cancels much quicker, and no longer waits the full connect timeout
  • 5840 - Fixed a bug where deleting a parent step might delete the wrong step
  • 6060 - Update UI to Show Spaces dropdown when permitted to add spaces or has access to multiple spaces
  • 6066 - Improved performance for many places using projects, including the projects page and the tasks page
  • 6081 - Handled trailing semicolons in the address field of the send email step
  • 6085 - Fixed issue where sometimes server tasks are not processed until restart

Changes in Octopus 2019.11.1

  • 6063 - Fixes bug that makes select dropdown unclickable
  • 6064 - Add "Test" button for Azure DevOps Issue Tracker connectivity in settings
  • 6065 - Fix bug causing some server tasks to not be cleaned up correctly
  • 6068 - Added a re-deploy button to the deployment page
  • 6069 - Fixed bug where links in the audit log for modifications to user roles pointed to /app/#not-found instead of the role
  • 6070 - Improve logging of timezone conversion failures during scheduled health checks
  • 6071 - Fixed issue with filtering of environments and worker pools collapsing groups when removing a filter
  • 6072 - Fix bug where upgrading instances with runbooks would always show false warnings

Changes in Octopus 2019.11.0

  • 4728 - Health Check and Tentacle Upgrades work with filters
  • 4925 - Breaking change Restructured scheduled triggers and fixed bug where scheduled trigger was missing intervals
  • 5843 - Fixed links to manual intervention in the audit log and task history
  • 5861 - Filtering Dashboard by Max Limit does not add errors or warnings
  • 5977 - Added prompted variable support for runbooks by allowing variables to be scoped to both deployment and runbook processes
  • 6034 - Introducing Publishing for Runbooks
  • 6039 - Reliably show package acquisition location radio buttons
  • 6043 - UI adding Triggers menus for Runbooks
  • 6052 - Show additional information in Tentacle and Server Manager when checking for the presence of PowerShell 2.0 fails
  • 6054 - Fix bug causing deployments to target incorrect environments when slow to return preview data
  • 6055 - Octopus Client checks now whether the package upload was successful when the upload times out
  • 6056 - Fixed bug where links in the audit log for modifications to accounts pointed to /app/#not-found instead of the account
  • 6057 - Add runbook usages for accounts, library variable sets and script modules
  • 6059 - Fixed bug in Tentacle where Powershell wasn't being checked if it was installed correctly

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.12

  • 5554 - Support for Self-Hosted BitBucket commit links
  • 5942 - Improved the formatting of BitBucket commit link urls
  • 6029 - Fixed json configs not replacing variables that start with "octopus"
  • 6032 - Fixed error messaging showing when updating a project from a step template that has been changed to use a package type variable
  • 6038 - Fixed error that cause an Object refrence not set error to show on the package search
  • 6044 - Added retries running the Tentacle MSI to the Tentacle upgrader if msiexec failed to run successfully
  • 6046 - Added support for using Set-PSDebug -trace to diagnose PowerShell errors
  • 6047 - Improved PowerShell error messages when exceptions occur
  • 6050 - Fixed an obscure error with Kubernetes health checks on windows 2019
  • 6051 - Fix bug where health checks would not re-include targets under certain conditions

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.11

  • 3765 - The start time for targets in rolling deployments is now shown correctly in the log headers
  • 6035 - Reduce network IO usage in Windows listening tentacles
  • 6037 - Fixed db query to improve speed of task event query

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.10

  • 6036 - Option to not re-deploy release for scheduled trigger with "deploy latest release" action
  • 6042 - Fix on screen error for channel creation

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.9

  • 4559 - Fixed bug causing new targets to not be included in deployments when targets are re-included by the same health check
  • 5945 - Update the Jira Issue Tracker test button to do a more thorough check of the user's permissions and ability to read work items
  • 6010 - Fixed race condition when selecting tenants or tags when creating a release possibly causing the wrong deployment to be shown
  • 6015 - Added a UriPart function to Octostache
  • 6023 - Fixed issue in health checks where machines were not correctly re-included into the deployment
  • 6024 - The Deployments and Operations menus within a project now always remain open
  • 6025 - Fixed bug that was excluding targets from deployments if they were "healthy with warnings"
  • 6026 - Fixed dropdown "select as you type" functionality
  • 6027 - Fixed a bug where connections may have been opened unnecessarily when querying the /api/projects/all endpoint
  • 6031 - Fixed a regression with force package deployment that was introduced in 2019.10

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.8

  • 5173 - Included Azure CLI tools when deploying to Kubernetes with Azure credentials
  • 5989 - Allow configuring pod service account in deploy k8s containers step
  • 5994 - Improved tenanted deployment preview screen to batch API calls which improves performance
  • 6011 - Deferred deployments are now taken into account on the project and main dashboards
  • 6012 - Allow variables to be set for tentacle health checks
  • 6013 - Show a preview of the release notes on the deployment page with a button to show more
  • 6014 - Aligned the retention of non-deployment and non-health check tasks to be the last 20 and the last 30 days
  • 6017 - Fixed a bug with GitHub feed tags not getting more than the first 100 tags
  • 6019 - Fixed issue where the Azure PowerShell modules weren't configured correctly when deploying a helm chart to Azure AKS

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.7

  • 5974 - Fix bug where the file chooser doesn't open when replacing certificates
  • 5998 - CSRF cookie sometimes missing secure attribute - CVE: CVE-2019-19375
  • 5999 - Fixed an JavaScript undefined error when adding a service port in a K8S deployment
  • 6002 - Adding Tasks menus for Projects, Tenants and Runbooks
  • 6006 - Fixed bug in project switcher when user has recently viewed a now inaccessible project
  • 6007 - Fixed deployment preview UI when release changes is empty

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.6

  • 5978 - Fixed issue with S3 filenames converting spaces to %20
  • 5985 - Fix handling of empty LifecycleIds when saving Channels
  • 5986 - Multi-select drop down will now position itself correctly when it is opened at the bottom of the screen
  • 5987 - Disabled the New API Key button when viewing another users account
  • 5988 - Allow Octo to run on .NET Core 3 and above
  • 5990 - Adding Offline Drop Targets support for Runbooks
  • 5991 - Adding Runbook filtering to the Tasks screen
  • 5992 - Adding ability to update variable snapshots for Runbooks
  • 5993 - Fixed a bug where a deployment might not deploy where you expect if the deployment preview has not finished loading
  • 5995 - Runbooks Overview and List screen design updates
  • 6005 - Invalid request submitted to Team API can cause denial of service - CVE: CVE-2019-19376

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.5

  • 5925 - Added DeployedBy to the /api/deployments/{id} api call
  • 5946 - Fixed a rare edge case in retrying failed deployments to an environment after the lifecycle was modified
  • 5955 - Improved the error message shown when a corrupt certificate is detected
  • 5963 - Validate that deployment target roles don't contain | characters
  • 5964 - Fixes Add Trigger dropdown button does not close and steals focus
  • 5968 - Added AzureRM aliasing to fix missing commands issue
  • 5971 - Fixed an information disclosure vulnerability during error handling of maliciously crafted packages on Octopus Cloud - CVE: CVE-2019-19084
  • 5972 - Restored the project overview to use the full width of the screen
  • 5979 - Fixed an issue with the Kubernetes step not correctly quoting label values
  • 5980 - Fixed uploading packages errors with - contains invalid characters

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.4

  • 5887 - Updated external security group check against AD to prevent hanging task
  • 5943 - Fixed an error calling octo create-release when package version supplied for a deploy a release step does not exist
  • 5944 - Changed machine license check to sql column for better performance
  • 5950 - Added log warning in Calamari when it detects Management Certificates in use on an Azure Web App step
  • 5951 - Improved Let's Encrypt problem explanations with details of the remote status
  • 5958 - Fixed an information disclosure vulnerability during error handling of maliciously crafted packages - CVE: CVE-2019-19084
  • 5961 - Fixed a stored cross-site-scripting (XSS) vulnerability - CVE: CVE-2019-19085

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.3

  • 5902 - Upgraded Let's Encrypt support to ACME v2
  • 5928 - Prevented Azure DevOps connectivity issues blocking access to the package library
  • 5938 - Health Check tasks not associated with a Machine Policy are now deleted after 30 days
  • 5941 - Deploy Kubernetes Containers step now creates deployment resources using the apps/v1 API
  • 5947 - Better project switcher - shows recently viewed projects and uses server-side filtering
  • 5948 - Fixed a UI bug causing confirmations to display "e.props.dialogOnClose is not a function"
  • 5952 - Adding Migrator support for Runbooks
  • 5954 - Error when disabling automatic release creation

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.2

  • 5802 - Enforce version checks for Octopus.Migrator
  • 5923 - OpenID Connect authentication provider packaging updated
  • 5924 - Fix for StackOverflowException causing Octopus Server to crash
  • 5927 - Fix for recursive variable loop when there isn't one
  • 5931 - Fix task screen crashing when viewings tasks unrelated to deployments and runbooks
  • 5933 - UI option to load a sample process for new projects
  • 5935 - "Missing Resource" chip no longer displaying on Machine Clean Up Events page
  • 5936 - Lowered the severity of some messages logged by Halibut when client connections timeout
  • 5937 - Fixed tenant scoping issue with the DeploymentView permission, which would prevent all deployments from appearing on the dashboard
  • 5939 - Fixed bad data for release versions in package metadata
  • 5940 - Prevent modification of some of the user roles for Octopus Administrators and Octopus Managers

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.1

  • 5892 - Fix for duplicate key exception when cleaning up build information/package metadata
  • 5897 - UI performance boost for Octopus instances with lots of projects doing lots of deployments
  • 5899 - On the project process view, the step list overlaps if the step name has long words
  • 5912 - Fix issue where project switcher would open a new tab when clicking away
  • 5913 - Fixed issue with Build Information upgrade script that would block if it couldn't find expected old indexes
  • 5917 - UI rendering performance improvements to the projects list screen for customers operating at scale
  • 5918 - Fix for handling of deployment processes where a null package collection may result in a Value cannot be null error during deployment
  • 5919 - Fix an issue where adding a project group would result in an empty page being shown

Changes in Octopus 2019.10.0

  • 4270 - Allow deferring the package selection until the step template is added to a project
  • 5601 - Release filter dropdown will now show a few options when clicked on
  • 5604 - Added a new deployment variable for changes, and a Deployment Notes template on the project settings to control its content
  • 5606 - Build Information search and view added to the Library
  • 5848 - "Stop a Docker Resource" step will not remove the containers unless "Stop and remove" action is explicitly selected
  • 5860 - Package selection dropdown will now show a few options when clicked on
  • 5881 - Adds support for PowerShell Core deployment scripts on all platforms. Breaking Change: PowerShell scripts (for example, .ps1 files embedded in packages) will be run on non-windows targets
  • 5885 - Package Metadata renamed to Build Information (Branch is now included too)
  • 5886 - Fixed bug with child project version comparisons during release creation
  • 5888 - Introducing Runbooks for Operations Teams (EAP feature)
  • 5893 - Create User action can now add external logins, due to a bug was only available in editing existing users
  • 5895 - Fixes rare crash in editing a package deployment step if a large amount of feeds are present
  • 5900 - Fix for upgrade error unable to find id in Script0206 - affecting case sensitive SQL server installations
  • 5903 - Fixed an issue where a project was not able to be cloned when the logo file was missing, the cloned project will now use the default logo