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These are the most important features you'll get by upgrading from 2022.1.2669 to 2022.3.349-hotfix.1272

Octopus 2022.3

As organizations continue to modernize, it's becoming increasingly important to ensure you can safely and reliably audit your CI/CD pipelines. You need to monitor and secure your deployments, and your teams need to scale reliably with tools to collaborate as releases move from deployment to testing and production.

This release adds support for version-controlled variables for version-controlled projects for a more complete implementation of the Config as Code solution we released in March. We also have several other new features to help you build safe, reliable, and auditable “As Code” CI/CD pipelines. These include ITSM change management with our ServiceNow and Jira Service Management integrations and built-in DevOps reporting.

This release’s noteworthy updates include:

  • Config as Code - version-controlled variables for version-controlled projects
  • ITSM - change management without friction for ServiceNow
  • Jira Service Management - efficient change management approvals (early access)
  • DevOps Insights - DORA insights to quantify value and improvements (early access)
  • GitHub Actions for Octopus Deploy v2
  • Simpler cloud target discovery setup

Together, these features support collaboration, scalability, and security for your deployments.

The 2022 Q3 release is available on Octopus Cloud and ready for download by our self-hosted customers.

Octopus 2022.1


Configuration as Code (Config as Code) for deployments is now available! This means you can see your deployment process in your Git repo next to your application code and evolve them together. When Config as Code is enabled for a project, you can continue to use the Octopus UI as you always have, or you can edit the text files in your favorite editor. Work wherever you're the most productive.

This release also includes other noteworthy updates:

  • Visual Studio Code extension with Octopus Configuration Language (OCL) syntax highlighting, code snippets, and navigation tree
  • Updated Terraform Provider with support for version-controlled projects
  • New integrations:
    • Buildkite plugins (early access) allow your build agents to create and deploy releases, push build information, and run runbooks as part of a pipeline
    • Opsera integration lets you connect Octopus to other DevOps tools with no-code automation
    • Octopus now supports connecting to multiple Azure DevOps organizations
    • Updated TeamCity plugin with the latest Log4j security patches
  • Automated step updates and discovery for steps built using our next-generation step package framework
  • Octopus Deploy acquired the Dist technology

Breaking changes

This release contains one breaking change.

Config as Code API URLs renamed

We have made minor changes to some Config as Code API URLs and keys in the related links collection. These changes only impact version-controlled projects and should only cause issues if you're using any URLs directly.

Learn more about this change in the GitHub issue.

Release notes

These are the features and fixes you'll get by upgrading from 2022.1.2669 to 2022.3.349-hotfix.1272.

Changes in Octopus Server 2022.3.349-hotfix.1272

  • 7585 - Fix NullReferenceException being thrown when creating or viewing releases with a version mask

Changes in Octopus Server 2022.3.349-hotfix.1155

  • 7582 - Fix Unknown Ref Type error showing in the UI after creating a Runbook on a Git project

Changes in Octopus Server 2022.3.348

Breaking Changes
  • 7375 - Empty versions in Octostache syntax now throw an error instead of returning a default value
Other Changes
  • 7560 - Fix issue where action template view permission was incorrectly required when creating releases
  • 7491 - Improved error message when converting a project to version controlled while a missing reference exists in the deployment process
  • 6774 - Semantic version masks are now correctly evaluated from automatic release creation
  • 7538 - Fixed an issue where creating AD users would always result in a timeout if searching for groups took a long time
  • 7548 - Fixed an issue where orphaned task logs would fail to clean up if a null value exists in OctopusServerInstallationHistory
  • 7600 - Support loading resources and creating releases from commits and tags on Git Projects
  • 7415 - Fixed an issue where collecting machinesbyarchitecture would log a null reference exception
  • 7536 - Fixed an issue where some step templates would incorrectly populate version controlled deployment processes
  • 7456 - Fixed an issue where using the Deploy an Azure App Service step to deploy to a FunctionApp running on a Linux-based AppServicePlan would fail with a Bad Request error
  • 7095 - Fixed an issue where using the Deploy to an Azure App Service step to deploy to multiple App Service targets in parallel would fail due to a file lock
  • 7531 - Fixed inconsistent padding in tenant tag set onboarding page
  • 7076 - "Missing Permission" UI and log warnings for CertificateView and AccountView when viewing Project Variables and Library Variable Sets
  • 7532 - Fixed an issue where task logs with duplicate ids couldn't be cleaned up
  • 7535 - Improve the clarity of the update step template button in version controlled projects
  • 7141 - Octopus now supports OAuth code flow with PKCE when a client secret is specified
  • 7530 - Fixed a bug where the user registration page was unusable because it would always show an error
  • 5831 - Make UI more friendly when editing tenant environments that are no longer in the lifecycles
  • 7035 - Add validation error on deployment settings page - when release versioning from an included package is selected with no package selected
  • 7526 - Active Directory group search is now more resilient to transient errors
  • 7523 - Fixed an issue where packages would be missed when searching in the built-in feed
  • 6249 - Route task links in portal task logs to correct space
  • 7497 - Show detailed Timezone text in portal summary
  • 7516 - Enforce ProjectEdit permissions when editing Git Projects
  • 7446 - Added a note about automatic environments being redundant when a lifecycle phase is set to optional
  • 7490 - Removed related document id check from system integrity check
  • 7419 - LDAP being counted as "non-octopus" authenticator
  • 7482 - Include additional behavioural telemetry for self-hosted instances when opted in
  • 7443 - Fixed an issue where deleting a runbook would result in an error Object reference not set to an instance of an object
  • 7174 - Improve script lock tracking and prevent "task not found" error messages
  • 6526 - Fixed an issue where tenants could not be deleted if a project mapping was removed beforehand
  • 94 - Internal server error (500) when Jira access token is revoked
  • 7469 - Fix code editor full screen behaviour in script console to properly show exit button and scrollbars
  • 7318 - Fixes failing integrity checks related to invalid scoped user role data
  • 7157 - Release page now shows correct start time for deployments
  • 7417 - Octopus Server on Linux will no longer attempt to run HTTP.sys
  • 7444 - Fixed issue with cloud target discovery failing when a manual intervention or email step is in the deployment process
  • 7442 - Fix variable preview page showing 'Variables are not supported in Git' error for Git projects
  • 7364 - Deploy an Azure Resource Manager Template variable Bind for the Account Resource Group doesn't work
  • 7349 - Lock related logs no longer showing in task log
  • 7425 - Fixed an issue where deployment changes were aggregating commits across all releases, but weren't including the commits per release
  • 7036 - Package version now displays correctly on the release details page
  • 7388 - Include process-scoped variables in variable preview
  • 7403 - Removed querying the database for the active transaction count. This fixes an issue where errors would appear in the system log every 30 seconds
  • 7422 - Fixed styling regression for our Code editor component in dark mode
  • 7254 - Parent block in task log marked as done when child is still executing
  • 7306 - Active user sessions can now be revoked
  • 7308 - Session invalidation UI for users
  • 7416 - Fixed an issue where UI styles were undefined causing some screens to misbehave and error
  • 7229 - Lifecycle auto-promotions now occur immediately after the previous deployment is successful, rather than on a schedule
  • 6746 - Tenant Variables are not Versioned
  • 7372 - Fixed an issue where projects could not be converted to version controlled if they relied on an action template referencing a non-existent package
  • 7384 - Disallow JSONP on API endpoints
  • 7377 - Harden-InstallationDirectory.ps1 is now signed
  • 7367 - should never rely on version-controlled processes having relics in the DB. this fix makes sure we get the correct usages from the correct storage

Changes in Octopus Server 2022.1.2669

  • 7435 - Sql timeout deleting from DeploymentRelatedMachine - RelatedDocumentStore.PopulateDeploymentRelatedMachines