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Major features

New Features in 3.5

Supporting Features for configuration

To accompany the new Extensible Authentication Providers some additions have been made for server configuration:

Upgrading

Read the upgrade guide for more details on upgrading from your current version to Octopus 3.5.

Detailed release notes

Changes in 3.5.4

  • 2807 - Fixed some issues with the scrollbars on the Project Overview screen
  • 2831 - Only validate accounts and feeds on actions that will actually run as part of the deployment
  • 2878 - You can now Register a Listening Tentacle via a proxy which was previously not possible
  • 2880 - Improved the warning message when configuration transform is not applied
  • 2889 - The Octopus Server Manager will now configure the Octopus Server service to depend on SQL Server if using a local SQL database which will help prevent problems when starting Octopus Server
  • 2898 - OctoPack now uses a custom build of nuget.exe which preserves the version as intended when creating packages
  • 2924 - Fixed a bug which prevented automatic registration of a Tentacle via a custom proxy when using Octopus API key authentication
  • 2933 - Fixed the link to the Tenant Overview from the Tenant Project Variable page when a project hasn’t been connected to any environments
  • 2934 - Fixed a typo on the Library > Packages page
  • 2935 - Fixed a bug which prevented users from signing in after putting the Octopus Server into Maintenance Mode
  • 2936 - Improved responsiveness of the packages on the Releases page
  • 2939 - Added username formatting requirements to Server Manager and the admin command when handling AD usernames
  • 2941 - octo.exe now uses a custom build of the NuGet libraries which preserve the version as intended when creating packages
  • 2942 - Added a notice that the Red Gate Database Deployment feature has been replaced by DLM Automation
  • 2944 - Allow users to be created without a password, as it is not required by some authentication providers
  • 2946 - Removed the dependency on our custom NuGet.Versioning package from Octopus.Client which was preventing it from being installed successfully
  • 2947 - Fixed a bug on the Sign In page which would render a JSON representation of the certain errors instead of a friendly error message
  • 2949 - Fixed a problem preventing OctoPack 3.4.3 from creating NuGet packages when Microsoft.Build.Framework, Version=14.0.0.0 isn’t available on the computer
  • 2952 - Deployment action upgrade works now with template parameters missing 'ControlType'

Changes in 3.5.2

  • 2810 - Improved UI messaging around Automatic Release Creation
  • 2818 - Corrected issue where DSC was unable to download Tentacle msi
  • 2870 - Failed deployments with Manual Intervention and/or Guided Failure mode don't break Retention policy anymore
  • 2888 - Fixed issue where zip files containing one or more zip files failed to extract correctly
  • 2893 - Deep link context for Active Directory logins is no longer being blocked
  • 2900 - Active Directory auto login is now triggering correctly
  • 2903 - Corrected interruptions link for tasks on REST API
  • 2907 - Validation for creating service accounts corrected to ignore password data
  • 2909 - Added a Timeout option to the OctopusAsyncClient helper library
  • 2918 - Fixed issue where feeds were not falling back to the default NuGet type when imported using migrator
  • 2941 - octo.exe now uses a custom build of the NuGet libraries which preserve the version as intended when creating packages

Changes in Octo.exe 4.0.7

  • 97 - Fixed bug causing export to silently fail and not not perform export process.

Changes in 3.5.1

  • 2593 - An Azure AD authentication provider is included as a standard server extension
  • 2680 - Open sourced Octopus.Client and implemented an async version of the API
  • 2718 - Introducing Subscriptions, a new feature that allows you to subscribe to events happening within Octopus and be notified by email or webhook
  • 2721 - A GoogleApps authentication provider is included as a standard server extension
  • 2793 - Fixed incorrect reference in interruptions created in version 3.4.2 of Octopus
  • 2815 - Resolved issue with parallel deployments failing under mono
  • 2817 - Improving performance of pagination queries
  • 2874 - Provide ability to perform basic Docker Engine commands
  • 2877 - Closed database and network connections when an error occurs formatting the response
  • 1938 - Library Variable Set page no longer includes Script Modules when paging through the list
  • 2193 - Step template summary view in a deployment process now renders the configured values in the step
  • 2860 - Auto-deploy performance improvements to better handle long-running deployments (you can also deploy to more than 2100 machines now)
  • 2884 - Fixed a problem that would cause random Invalid Nonce errors when signing in with an OpenID Connect authentication provider
  • 2890 - Improved how we were accessing the HomeDirectory when starting Octopus
  • 2894 - Resolved spurious exception 'An attempt to parse the variable symbol {variable-name} appears to have resulted in a self referencing loop. Ensure that recursive loops do not exist in the variable values'
  • 2896 - Image and API urls are now correctly resolved when Octopus Server is hosted using a virtual directory (this was a bug introduced in 3.5.0)