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Release notes

These are the features and fixes you'll get by upgrading from 3.17.14 to 4.0.8.

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 4.0.7

  • 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 4.0.6

  • 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 4.0.5

  • 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 4.0.4

  • 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 4.0.3

  • 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 4.0.2

  • 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 4.0.1

  • 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 4.0.0

  • 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 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)