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Find out what's new in the latest Octopus Deploy release, or compare the latest release to what you're currently running to see what's changed.

Highlights

These are the most important features you'll get by upgrading from 3.17.14 to 4.0.10

Octopus 3.17

Changes in 3.17

See our release blog post for more details.

New Features

Octopus 3.17 introduces first-class Java support so teams can start deploying their Java apps in a safe, repeatable and reliable way! This release includes support to deploy to Tomcat, RedHat JBOSS EAP and Wildfly application servers and the Octopus built-in repository can now manage Java packages like jar, war, ear and rar files.

Improvements

  • Swagger support for the Octopus API
  • Improved user administration and authentication performance

Breaking Changes

There are no breaking changes in this release.

Upgrading

All of the usual steps for upgrading Octopus Deploy apply.

Octopus 4.0

Changes in 4.0

New Features

Breaking Changes

Upgrading

This release contains a few post-install data fixes that may take some time (depending on the size of your DeploymentProcess and User tables), so please ensure you allow time for this to complete. If you are running the watchdog service, please ensure this is stopped during the upgrade.

As always, read the upgrade guide for more details on upgrading to Octopus 4.0.

Details

Changes in Octopus 3.17.14

  • 3912 - Major improvements to migrator memory and speed performance
  • 3915 - Fixed a XSS vulnerability with the Step Template Name (CVE-2017-16801)

Changes in Octopus 4.0.0

  • 2576 - Octopus UI shouldn't leak memory any more
  • 2606 - The variable editor has been overhauled
  • 2636 - The Wait for packages to be downloaded option only appears for steps ordered before a package step, and the checkbox now retains it's value
  • 2667 - Deploy release page now displays the version previously deployed for each selected environment and tenant
  • 2725 - Added an extra option to the run on option of a step to better differentiate steps that run on the server and those that run on the server on behalf of roles
  • 2729 - It is now easy to create deployments for all tenants which do not currently have the selected version deployed to the selected environment
  • 2739 - Collapsed the tenant tag filter section by default to declutter the UI
  • 2741 - Ctrl-F will now open the browser search function while editing a script
  • 2772 - We have improved the Project Overview when the Project uses multi-tenancy and multiple channels
  • 2773 - Saving and testing of azure accounts shows result more clearly
  • 2843 - The project overview version filter now allows filtering of releases created after the page was loaded
  • 2844 - Resolved issue where selecting both the tenant and a matching tenant-tag resulted in a mis-match
  • 2857 - We have added a gutter to the versions preview that explicitly shows what versions are included or excluded from Channel Version Rules designer
  • 2871 - Clarified what the Run default XML transforms checkbox does when setting up XML Configuration Transforms as part of your deployment process
  • 2973 - We fixed a problem where the introduction to Tenant Tag Sets wasn't displayed properly when hosting the Octopus Server in a virtual directory
  • 3010 - We have fixed a bug where the code editor would not allow you to scroll down to the very bottom in certain circumstances
  • 3012 - We fixed a bug with the Promote button so the options actually make sense for multi-tenanted projects
  • 3062 - We updated the Configuration > License page to show more information relevant to your current license, including usage counts so you know if you are reaching your license limits
  • 3103 - The environments on the Project Overview are now sorted by Lifecycle phase order, then by their order within each phase
  • 3107 - We fixed some noisy JavaScript errors which were appearing in the browser logs
  • 3115 - Updated project sidebar to make it clear when a project is disabled
  • 3170 - Tenant logos now size correctly in Internet Explorer
  • 3177 - The matching tenant count is now shown correctly when reopening the scope of a variable
  • 3217 - Deployment preview now shows which steps will run on a per-tenant basis
  • 3349 - The unsaved changes warning is no longer shown when a step with a run condition is viewed without being edited
  • 3358 - Breaking Change Auto deploy now always re-deploys the most recent successful deployment
  • 3368 - The project search and group filter now always appears on the dashboard
  • 3417 - Breaking Change We removed the Page.N entries from the Links list of collection responses from the REST API and replaced them with some alternatives
  • 3423 - Users can now create projects if they are only members of empty project groups
  • 3424 - Deprecated StepName property in Release.SelectedPackages has been deprecated (and will be removed in a future release) in favor of the new ActionName property
  • 3461 - Run on Failure steps now show on the task summary tab if it is executed
  • 3555 - The url in the address bar is now formatted correctly when the tenant tag filter is applied on the project overview page,
  • 3593 - We added a new Octopus Server command called ssl-certificate to bind an SSL/TLS certificate to an IP address/port
  • 3602 - Azure errors are now displayed at the top of the page when editing a Cloud Service step
  • 3611 - We changed the audit log so it shows the full date and time instead of a summary like 1 hour ago
  • 3619 - We fixed a bug in the Releases list where the Channel tags would fail to be displayed next to each release
  • 3647 - Breaking Change Removed unused properties from the BuiltInFeedStats API
  • 3648 - Clarified how the package retention settings work on the dialog
  • 3650 - Added an icon for Unhealthy Azure cloud services
  • 3655 - The target machines for a deployment are now shown per tenant and environment
  • 3658 - Removed ResourceCollection.IsStale
  • 3664 - On deployment creation, tenants that do not match the channel tenant tags can't be selected, and those channel tags are no longer pre-filled on the deployment
  • 3684 - We fixed a series of small bugs that would cause unexpected results when searching for Tenants
  • 3700 - We improved the user experience for editing sensitive variables for tenants
  • 3715 - We fixed several bugs with the Deployment preview and which deployment targets will be included in the deployment
  • 3716 - The machine edit page now makes it clearer that a machine will not be considered for a tenanted deployment if it is not allocated to any tenants
  • 3717 - Improved auto-deploy machine evaluation to prevent machines being missed due to timing issues
  • 3720 - Breaking Change Removed the /api/letsencryptconfiguration/disable API
  • 3747 - Breaking Change The get_octopusvariable bash function now returns an empty string if the variable does not exist
  • 3750 - The docker steps no longer disappear from the step list when the page is refreshed
  • 3753 - Fixed error that occurs when saving IIS related project steps that were created by earlier versions of Octopus
  • 3763 - The links to Accounts, Users and Proxies now show when you only have the relevant view permissions
  • 3772 - We overhauled the Deploy Release page to make it easier to use when deploying a release to multiple environments or multiple tenants
  • 3778 - The step names now appear correctly in Reorder Steps after removing the all steps from a parent step
  • 3783 - Multiple Exit full screen buttons are no longer shown when editing scripts
  • 3786 - Clarified how to exclude directories when purging a custom installation directory
  • 3794 - We fixed a bug which would incorrectly display the introduction to tenants in the Tenant list screen even if you already have tenants defined
  • 3795 - The variable editor no longer hides unscoped variables when a variable with the same name is scoped to the filter condition
  • 3803 - Breaking Change Authentication provider information is now treated as a resource and served through it's own API
  • 3810 - When cloning a project, you can now choose a different Lifecycle for the cloned project
  • 3825 - Improved Octopus ‘new release’ notifications for expired trial licenses
  • 3831 - Breaking Change Removed previously deprecated Octopus.Server.exe configure options --masterKey, --storageConnectionString and --webAuthenticationMode
  • 3832 - Breaking Change Octopus.Server.exe regenerate-certificate has been replaced with Octopus.Server.exe new-certificate
  • 3833 - Breaking Change The --thumbprint-only option has been removed from the Octopus.Server.exe show-thumbprint command since it is no longer needed
  • 3834 - Breaking Change The NancyCookie AuthCookieService.CreateAuthCookie() used by custom authentication providers has been replaced with NancyCookie[] AuthCookieService.CreateAuthCookies(). This will only impact customers who have written custom authentication providers
  • 3842 - Breaking Change Removed the SynchronizationStatus and IndexingStatus properties returned by the /api/serverstatus/nuget API
  • 3847 - Fixed a bug with the /api/releases/[ReleasesId]/deployments/preview/[EnvironmentId] API which resulted in steps that are scoped to tenants to be returned for un-tenanted deployments
  • 3861 - Breaking Change By default Octopus will only attempt to run a step on up to 10 deployment targets at the same time, instead of attempting to run on every matching deployment target simultaneously
  • 3883 - The package used by a Script Step can now be downloaded directly on the deployment target just like the package used by a Deploy Package Step
  • 3898 - Fixed a bug on the Project Overview screen which would result in an error if you filtered by tenants before filtering by a release
  • 3901 - Snapshotted variables referencing deleted resources will clearly state that the resource is missing from the scope, instead of just not showing it and causing errors downstream
  • 3916 - Root document in Octopus API returns now all links
  • 3917 - Made it easier to deploy a release to multiple environments or multiple tenants using the Octopus UI
  • 3938 - Breaking Change Octopus UI supports now only the latest versions of major web browsers: Internet Explorer 11, Edge, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Changes in Octopus 4.0.1

  • 3920 - Deploy action no longer visible for users who lack the ability on project overview page
  • 3921 - Fix for audit filter buttons overlapping

Changes in Octopus 4.0.2

  • 3907 - Improvements to guided failure and manual intervention experience
  • 3918 - Removed an error being recorded in auto deploy logs when machines do not match any project triggers
  • 3925 - Tenant, Team, Project, Role, amd Channel chips can now be removed if added to filters, deployments, subscription and notification configurations
  • 3926 - Certificate and Account step template parameters can be now used in steps

Changes in Octopus 4.0.3

  • 3727 - The Octopus Server and Tentacle certificates are now created more reliably across all of the supported Windows Servers using the SHA256RSA algorithm
  • 3897 - Added a check to Tentacle to only set the window title when the process is run interactively
  • 3927 - If a team references deleted user roles, these will now be highlighted and will need to be removed when making modifications to the team
  • 3934 - IIS binding migration script will now handle old and simpler bindings that may have been migrated as not-enabled

Changes in Octopus 4.0.4

  • 3928 - Viewing releases and creating deployments for Tenanted projects will now correctly factor in permissions
  • 3932 - For all new installations of Octopus Server, the ProjectViewer user role will be granted the ProcessView permission by default
  • 3935 - Fix not handling %2F in URLs
  • 3940 - Fixes disabled deploy release button, it was disabled incorrectly even when users had correct permissions
  • 3941 - Fixed show/hide empty groups button
  • 3942 - Value is now used instead of 1 when Display Value is not defined in Drop down parameter/variable
  • 3889 - Test permissions now includes teams based on external group membership

Changes in Octopus 4.0.5

  • 3871 - Packages on deployment targets can now be found in the package cache when delta compression is disabled
  • 3945 - Fix step templates having some values reset to their defaults when loaded
  • 3947 - We are now displaying all available channels in filter dropdowns and as chips

Changes in Octopus 4.0.6

  • 3939 - Fixed a performance problem with very large installations related to the on boarding features we shipped in Octopus 3.12, which would cause high memory use and higher load on the Octopus database
  • 3952 - Output variables are now correctly scoped to Cloud Regions when they are being used for Azure deployments
  • 3953 - The template for the machines/{id}/tasks endpoint now includes the take parameter
  • 3957 - Now we don't strip invalid characters when SSL thumbprint in IIS Step is bound to a variable
  • 3958 - Fixed a bug which stopped you from adding an HTTPS binding for the Octopus Server using a certificate in the WebHosting certificate store via the command-line or using the Octopus Server Manager UI
  • 3960 - Fix disabled steps are able to be added to excluded steps list during deployment which causing server cannot identify the step action
  • 3961 - Fix for UI error preventing the Add a Deployment Target screen from loading, when accessed on a slower connection
  • 3964 - Fix for displaying errors correctly, usually seen while trying to deploy and lacking permission or data for deployment process is flawed
  • 3965 - Fix on test permissions screen where quick successive user changes would result in an error
  • 3966 - Project releases list is now paging data correctly when filtered by channel

Changes in Octopus 4.0.7

  • 3509 - Improved error handling and message related to incorrect configuration of OpenID Connect Issuer values
  • 3955 - Made the user experience and messaging more consistent for associating tenants with deployment targets, accounts, certificates, steps, and channels
  • 3959 - Code editor in 4.0 now inserts variable at cursor position
  • 3969 - Making loading bars less intrusive and changing to a refresh indicator for task screen refresh intervals
  • 3970 - Checkbox can now be unchecked in Action Template Parameters
  • 3973 - Fixed a bug where you could not edit tenant tags on variable scopes in library variable sets

Changes in Octopus 4.0.8

  • 2754 - Tenant configuration transform files are now run automatically by naming convention, just like environment configuration transform files
  • 3447 - Migrator skips machine events that relate to missing (deleted) machines
  • 3971 - Fix for dashboard configuration screen where a filter on a project which is no longer visible due to permissions would crash the screen
  • 3975 - Add the ability to set the default failure mode action on a project
  • 3979 - Fix for a crashing active deployment screen for users who could had a set of view only permissions, and could not action interruptions
  • 3981 - Fix users with permissions restricted to a project group not having those permissions on newly created projects
  • 3985 - Multiselect can display thousands of items now (e.g. Projects, Environments, Tenants)
  • 3987 - Active Directory integrated authentication cookie timeout has been increased from 20min to 20days

Changes in Octopus 4.0.9

  • 3984 - Fixed a bug where filtering by tenant tags in dashboards might give you no results if you were also grouping by a tenant tag
  • 3986 - Fixes for the audit screen to remember filters when paging
  • 3988 - Save button is now enabled by default for steps based on a custom template
  • 3991 - Fixes problem where Markdown lists where not rendered correctly
  • 3992 - Updating task detail cells so they don’t wrap long version numbers

Changes in Octopus 4.0.10

  • 3972 - Made it easier to skip steps on the deployment page
  • 3993 - Project overview now shows the executing status for a redeploy
  • 3996 - Fixed various issues with time and date selection for scheduled deployments
  • 3998 - Fix for Tenant edit screen where error would prevent editing connections to Projects
  • 3999 - Reduced the verbosity of auto deploy logs
  • 4000 - Text search on the Users multiselect dropdown no longer crashes due to name being undefined
  • 4002 - Fix to restore the missing Add Channel, Add Trigger, Create Release actions for users who had sufficient but not admin permissions
  • 4003 - Adding null checks to fix multi-selects and the Add Certificate screen
  • 4004 - Fixed a bug where new roles would always be added in lower case

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