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What's new

These are the most important features you'll get by upgrading from 4.1.6 to 2018.8.8

Octopus 2018.8

Highlights

2018.8.0 introduces initial alpha level support for Kubernetes. These new steps, feeds and targets allow you to deploy Kubernetes Deployment, Service, Ingress, ConfigMap and Secret resources. You can find documentation of these features here.

Client Versions

Octopus.Clients, the Octo CLI command line tools and the Team City plugin must be updated to version 4.39.4 to work with the new features in Octopus 2018.8.0.

CloudFormation

We have added a new feature to the deploy CloudFormation Template step which enables the use of changesets. This allows transforms such as AWS::Serverless and AWS::Include to be used and optionally deferring execution in order to review changes as part of a manual intervention step before executing changes.

Octopus 2018.5

Breaking Changes

We have upgraded the Azure SDK library and the Azure PowerShell modules to support the latest Azure features. Most notably missing was support for nested ARM templates, which will now work out of the box.

These upgrades have also forced the minimum supported environment for Octopus Server to Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 and PowerShell 5.0 so you'll need to plan your upgrade accordingly. The PowerShell 5.0 requirement is only if you are running the Azure PowerShell scripts.

Azure recently announced that from June 30th 2018 they are retiring support for Service Management API (NOTE: Management Certificates use Service Management API). This affects deployments to Azure App Services.

Please switch to using Service Principals for your Octopus Azure accounts

To configure the version of Azure PowerShell modules, we have made a change to the name of the variable. You can now set OctopusUseBundledAzureModules to False.

Octopus 2018.3

Changes in 2018.3

See our release blog post for more details.

New Features

This month, we've greatly improved our support for infrastructure as code unlocking some incredible deployment automation and infrastructure automation scenarios. Octopus 2018.3 introduces support for GitHub repositories as feeds and first class terraform support as well as some awesome smaller features like Highlight Messages and Artifacts and . Read on for all the exciting details!

Upgrading

This release contains a few post-install data fixes that may take some time (depending on the size of your DeploymentProcess and Events 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.

All of the usual steps for upgrading Octopus Deploy apply.

Octopus 2018.2

Changes in 2018.2

See our release blog post for more details.

New Features

Octopus 2018.2 brings a number of exciting new features including the much requested step to deploy a release, the ability to deploy AWS CloudFormation templates, delete existing CloudFormation stacks, and run scripts with the AWS CLI.

Breaking Changes

If you are using an older version of Octopus.Client.dll to access /api/feeds/all then this will now error. You will need to update to >= 4.30.7 of Octopus.Client. The reason for this is that we have added a new feed type for releases of Octopus projects, to support the new Deploy Release step.

In anticipation of some upcoming new feed types we have hit the point where we were forced to revisit how we expose the packages API for external feeds, and how we store cached packages for deployments. Unless you are hitting the Octopus API directly to search through your external feeds or rely on specific naming of the cached packages, then there should be almost no impact to you. One side effect of the change to package cache names is that the current packages cache on the server and tentacles will be no longer checked so new deloyments will use the new package names. More details about these changes are available in the GitHub tickets "Packages API does not meet the requirements of our expanding feed types #4114" and "Modify the cache naming format to allow for new feed formats #4211".

Upgrading

All of the usual steps for upgrading Octopus Deploy apply.

Octopus 2018.1

Changes in 2018.1

See our release blog post for more details.

New Features

This January release of Octopus Deploy is primarily a security release driven by Octopus Cloud and will also benefit each of our customers running Octopus Deploy on-premises. We highly recommend upgrading.

You'll also notice our new versioning strategy: what would normally have been Octopus 4.2 is actually 2018.1. Read more about why we changed.

Improvements

  • When installing Octopus Server and using a Custom Windows Account to run the service, the installation wizard will configure SQL Server correctly so the Custom Windows Account can access the database
  • Steps may now be explicitly configured to run before or after package acquisition
  • The built-in worker, which executes deployment steps and scripts on the Octopus Server, can now be configured to run using a different, lower-privileged user account
  • Fix for infrastructure overview not correctly flowing tag sets from associated tenants
  • Import using the Octopus migrator finds the correct deployment process for scripts from similarly named projects
  • Existing orphaned channels and releases are removed from the database
  • The check to see whether a step template is in use is now much quicker
  • Environments, channels and tags now cannot be deleted if they are used by a disabled step in a project's current process
  • Package notes are fetched in bulk and in async, meaning a release can be deployed without all notes being downloaded first
  • The installed version of Octopus Server is now tracked to help us provide support when data issues occur and is a precursor to raising and event on upgrade

Breaking Changes

Auto machine removal now happens as part of health checks. Minor breaking change API endpoint for machine removal logs is removed and machine removal logs are no longer stored on the Octopus server

Upgrading

All of the usual steps for upgrading Octopus Deploy apply.

Octopus 4.1

Changes in 4.1

See our release blog post for more details.

New Features

This December release of Octopus continues the support for Java that was introduced back in 3.17, with the ability to export certificates as Java KeyStores, as well as configuring certificates directly within existing Tomcat 7+, WildFly 10+ and Red Hat JBoss EAP 6+ application servers. This release also allows Maven repositories to be configured as external Octopus feeds, meaning Octopus can now consume Maven artifacts as part of a deployment.

Improvements

  • Maven repositories as external feeds
  • Deployment of Java keystores and configuration of certificates in WildFly, JBoss EAP and Tomcat
  • Directories for task logs, artifacts and the package repository are now store as relative paths

Breaking Changes

There are no breaking changes in this release.

Upgrading

All of the usual steps for upgrading Octopus Deploy apply.

Release notes

These are the features and fixes you'll get by upgrading from 4.1.6 to 2018.8.8.

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.8

  • 4785 - Added ability to run script console on workers or worker pools
  • 4917 - Fix to show some missing usage reporting of Azure accounts in release snapshots
  • 4923 - Fix an issue where editing a lifecycle does not show correctly if the phase does not override the default retention policy
  • 4926 - Fix an issue where default worker pool wasn't selected by default for some steps when first created
  • 4936 - Kubernetes liveness probe scheme selection fixed
  • 4937 - Added additional validation for the Kubernetes target cluster URL
  • 4938 - Resolved issue with channel version rules for script step package references being lost when modifying deployment process
  • 4939 - Fix for incorrect warnings from migrator about missing machines

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.7

  • 4616 - Log additional detail for failure messages on ARM deployments
  • 4764 - Encrypt and write output variables to a file instead of passing them as a base64 encoded string for offline drop targets
  • 4894 - Resolved issue with absolute paths to staged packages in offline-drops
  • 4905 - Enable the ECR feed type for use in the kubernetes steps
  • 4909 - Fix a bug where WorkerPool and Environment is not populated when adding Worker and Deployment Target
  • 4912 - Newly added environments now appear on the dashboard correctly
  • 4913 - Resolved issue with terraform steps not working through a proxy
  • 4914 - Kubernetes Ingress host now accepts plain subdomains (e.g. http://example.org|example.org)
  • 4916 - Reword 'Helm Update' command as 'Helm Upgrade'
  • 4919 - Fixed an bug that stopped deployments from completing when an error occurred writing to the system log
  • 4921 - Fixed "forcibly closed" error occurring in tentacle communications
  • 4922 - Resolved issue migrating releases which contain named package references
  • 4933 - Resolved issue where packages were not being displayed in release for Deploy a Release steps

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.6

  • 4467 - UI improving the messaging/intuitiveness around the “Include all Tenants” checkbox on the deployment screen
  • 4877 - Remove trailing white space from folder paths when using Octopus.Migrator.exe export
  • 4892 - Fix to orphaned project reference for cloned projects
  • 4899 - Provide the ECR registry URL as a variable when using an image from the ECR or Docker feed type
  • 4901 - Fixed a bug with "Deploy a release" steps not being available for selection in channel version rules
  • 4904 - UI improvements to client-side rendering for tenants screen and project overviews
  • 4906 - Resolved issue with Tomcat and WildFly steps not being performed during deployments
  • 4907 - Azure web app with scoped AccountView permission can now modify the Azure account

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.5

  • 4266 - Fixed Halibut issue where connections were kept open by the server
  • 4824 - Fixed memory issue in Halibut
  • 4844 - Fix for Azure Web App query not returning resource groups
  • 4872 - Fixed a error on the tenants screen after updating the name of a tag
  • 4888 - Fixed a bug where triggers could create releases with invalid versions
  • 4893 - Helm step now visible when Kubernetes steps are enabled
  • 4895 - Fixed an issue where a package is reported as not acquired on a Worker even though it was
  • 4896 - Variable-substitution and config-transform features enabled for Azure PowerShell script steps and Azure Service Fabric script steps

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.4

  • 4855 - Support for proxies in Azure CLI commands in Azure PowerShell script steps
  • 4859 - Variable substitution syntax now support replacement of text using regular expressions
  • 4860 - Support for proxies in AWS CLI in AWS CLI script steps
  • 4861 - Fixed a UI exception when deleting a user
  • 4865 - Added validation to ensure the project is entered on the Deploy Release step
  • 4876 - Added validation to the Windows Service step
  • 4879 - Azure CLI configuration written to subdirectory of Calamari working directory to avoid clashes with Variable Substitution
  • 4880 - Navigation shortcut via overflow menu from User Profile and User Listing pages to the Test Permissions page
  • 4881 - Create a user invite link directly from the Team edit page
  • 4882 - Improved handling of variable merging when using Octopus.Migrator.exe to import to a server where the project already exists
  • 4886 - The Octopus.Upgrader.exe file is now digitally signed allowing automatic Tentacle upgrades to work in environments where untrusted/unsigned executables are prevented from running
  • 4889 - Resolved issue with packages not being acquired when role matched no targets

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.3

  • 4266 - Fixed Halibut issue where connections were kept open by the server
  • 4812 - Improved messaging for different failure scenarios when running the database schema upgrades to be clearer about the state of their database, what they can do to get back up and running, and how to get help if they need it
  • 4824 - Fixed memory issue in Halibut
  • 4833 - Octo.exe, Octopus.Client and the TeamCity plugin (version 4.41.0+) now use delta compression when pushing packages to the Octopus Server
  • 4866 - Kubernetes container name validation now accepts variables
  • 4867 - Helm Kubernetes Release Name now shows the variable bindings
  • 4868 - Kubernetes service port names now accept variables
  • 4870 - Fixed an error on the project dashboard if project ids on releases are lowercase

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.2

  • 4746 - Provide a bigger dialog when editing in-line ARM, CF and Terraform templates
  • 4838 - The data migration API /api/migrations/import now runs under the correct security context
  • 4847 - Markdown links are now shown correctly in highlight and fatal messages on the the Task Summary tab
  • 4856 - Fix for Azure Resource Group (ARM) step bug
  • 4858 - Packages from AWS ECR feeds will now show option to 'Not Acquire'
  • 4862 - UI adding concept images to help visualise the execution location/strategy in steps
  • 4863 - Server Web Request Proxy configuration now shown in Configuration - Settings
  • 4744 - Fixed null reference when viewing community step templates
  • 4767 - Check if worker pools are available to prevent null reference in summary UI

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.1

  • 4850 - Fixed a bug where environments filter wasn't shown on the tasks page for users with scoped EnvironmentView permission
  • 4851 - Updated AWS CLI to version 1.16.6
  • 4852 - Fix an issue where a legacy azure web app would show an error when account or web site is bound
  • 4853 - Token account type is now visible in the UI

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.0

  • 4560 - Allow CloudFormation steps to specify RoleARN for the stack
  • 4695 - Add CloudFormation change set feature and add apply change set step
  • 4736 - UI to show cloned project information
  • 4793 - Fix an issue where s3 multiple file selections would not retain folder structures
  • 4800 - Fixed script syntax warning when no script syntax provided
  • 4828 - Fixed issue with logging in to non-default Azure Clouds with Azure CLI
  • 4842 - Reference Packages from Script Steps
  • 4843 - Variable Substitution Features from Script Steps
  • 4848 - Initial Kubernetes Support

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.14

  • 4720 - Fixed an issue when cloning a project with scheduled triggers scoped to channel
  • 4766 - Fixed an issue where we were trying to deploy a child project after resuming from a manual intervention when that child project shouldn't be deployed due to deployment condition selected
  • 4771 - UI Optimise wasted space on the dashboards
  • 4790 - Octopus Server logs are now manually flushed when shutting down to avoid losing any messages written just prior to shut down
  • 4835 - Added DeploymentProcess link to deployment api response
  • 4837 - Improved descriptiveness of the scheduled task cleaner when it cleans up old task logs

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.13

  • 4751 - Service Fabric Script steps now use the new Service Fabric targets
  • 4768 - UI make re-deploy actions more discoverable and deploy actions less scary
  • 4799 - Fixed an issue where a large number of queued tasks would increase the time to start each of those tasks
  • 4816 - Lifecycle phase Required to Progress now respects value entered for Minimum # must complete option
  • 4818 - Added a warning when the first Worker is added to the default pool
  • 4825 - Resolved an issue that caused tasks and background processes to hang and also not cancel
  • 4829 - Reduced the number of times all machines are retrieved from the database

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.12

  • 4580 - Fix for Audit/Event filtering where permissions conflicted or didn't return expected results - CVE-2018-15575
  • 4775 - Allow Azure dropdowns to be refreshed
  • 4806 - Fixed a bug where tenant variable events were not associated with tenant variable documents
  • 4808 - Fixed a bug where removing the sensitive value from a tenant variable would not update the value
  • 4809 - Fixed a bug where the step template side panel showed incorrect data when creating a new step template
  • 4813 - Fixed incorrect usages of Azure APIs that affected Azure private clouds
  • 4819 - Automatic release creation no longer attempts to write to auto deploy logs
  • 4823 - Data subject deletion info and export options as part of user management screens

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.11

  • 4738 - Azure PowerShell Script step now includes Azure CLI
  • 4804 - Added a description of the scripts we plan to run when upgrading the database schema
  • 4807 - UI soften layout transitions with a fade animation
  • 4814 - Subscription number not being picked up when using management certificates

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.10

  • 4698 - Remove virtual scrolling (and scrollbars) from dashboards and project overviews by default, with an option to turn them on
  • 4797 - Fixed a bug where scopes were sometimes not shown in the variable editor for read only values
  • 4798 - Fixed error when management certificate were being used for Azure Web App targets
  • 4801 - Fixed incorrect account scoping error during health checks when cloud targets were using an account with scope restrictions
  • 4803 - Fix incorrect package upload examples

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.8

  • 4765 - Cloud targets now run health checks via workers
  • 4769 - Fix for dashboard crashes for users who had it configured to show an incompatible set of projects and environments
  • 4770 - Fixed issue with Allow auto user creation being shown as disabled in the portal when it hadn't been explicitly set
  • 4773 - Fixed a performance bug where the SQL Connection Pool could be exhausted by when clients are watching the progress of lots of tasks and the task log storage (usually network storage) is saturated
  • 4777 - UI adding a save option to the 'unsaved changes' dialog
  • 4780 - Fixed an issue that caused cloud target default worker pools to not be used in some situations
  • 4786 - Fixed issue with upgrading the database causing a timeout
  • 4788 - Reworked the dashboard backends to make them quicker and lighten the load on the SQL server

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.7

  • 4750 - Fixed issue where Deployment Target Triggers didn't trigger for projects with Deploy a release steps
  • 4759 - Removed the extra logging blocks in the deployment log when delta compression is performed
  • 4760 - UI refining both the accounts list and on-boarding panels and reintroducing our green primary buttons (#WooHoo)
  • 4762 - Performance improvements to Project Dashboard query

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.6

  • 4761 - Halved the performance impact of the project dashboard for instances with many deployments

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.5

  • 4513 - Fixed exception when setting up a scheduled trigger for a specific day of the month
  • 4714 - Reduced the CPU usage when deploying to many machine in parallel within the same deployment
  • 4733 - Fixed preservation of JAR manifest info during deployment
  • 4748 - Reduced the amount of data that is retrieved from the database throughout the application
  • 4749 - UI adding an overflow menu option from various documents to the auditing screen
  • 4752 - Fixed Azure Web App deployment failure when no Resource Group is provided
  • 4753 - Run package scripts during Azure Resource Group deployment
  • 4754 - Fixed a bug which limited trial licenses to a single worker and worker pool, when trials are meant to get unlimited workers and worker pools
  • 4755 - Target retention during deployment no longer retrieves all the machines multiple times
  • 4757 - Send additional licensing and usage details back to octopus.com in addition to existing telemetry
  • 4758 - The proxy selection is no longer cleared when expanding the proxy section on the Tentacle details page

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.4

  • 4708 - Fixed bug preventing cancelling a deployment that is waiting for manual intervention
  • 4718 - Reduced the amount of data retrieved from the database server for the the project dashboard and process pages, which reduces load on the database server and makes those pages faster when there are many environments
  • 4719 - Fixed a rare issue where equal variable scopes were not be considered equal leading to a variable being added instead of replaced
  • 4727 - UI adding a "HasWarningsOrErrors" flag to the tasks screen filters
  • 4745 - Added an index to the User table
  • 4747 - Fix an issue where OctopusUseBundledAzureModules variable was being ignored

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.3

  • 4599 - Fixed issue where using Network Service or Local Service account for Windows Service accounts didn't work on non-English systems
  • 4704 - UI indication of default values in project variable templates
  • 4711 - Improved auditing on actions performed by the node command line operation
  • 4715 - Manual intervention completion time is now recorded and logged
  • 4716 - UI fix for environment vs target name filtering on the environments screen
  • 4722 - Fix a bug where leading zero of a certificate's SerialNumber is truncated
  • 4724 - Default to last version during deployment when no valid semver versions exist
  • 4725 - Fixed compatibility issues in our Calamari update script using the -Directory parameter on the Get-ChildItem cmdlet on PowerShell 2.0
  • 4726 - Fixed compatibility issues in Calamari using unsupported security protocols on servers that only have .NET 4.0 installed
  • 4729 - UI adding a delete option to the release overview screen's overflow menu
  • 4730 - Fix a bug where project variables not included in binding dropdowns in Start/Stop App in Tomcat step
  • 4732 - Fix a bug where a null reference exception is thrown when try to save a project in add project dialog before all data are fully loaded
  • 4734 - Fixed Dashboard error "Cannot read property 'projectIndex' of undefined"
  • 4737 - Fix for UI bug in channel design rules
  • 4740 - Fixed script syntax warning message in Azure and AWS PowerShell steps

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.2

  • 4742 - Fixed a bug preventing upgrades to Octopus Server 2018.7.0 or 2018.7.1 with a message like Unrecognised document prefix Accounts- - please upgrade directly to 2018.7.2 or newer
  • 4743 - Fixed a bug which mistakenly deleted non-orphaned library variable set snapshots when upgrading to Octopus Server 2018.7.0 or 2018.7.1 - please upgrade to 2018.7.2 or newer

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.1

  • 4739 - Fixed a bug preventing upgrades from Octopus Server 2018.5.7 or earlier directly to 2018.7.0 - please upgrade directly to 2018.7.1 or newer

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.0

  • 4158 - Octopus now allows multiple external workers, grouped into pools
  • 4561 - Added support for specifying slots on Azure Web App targets and steps
  • 4634 - Fixed query performance for Azure Web Apps
  • 4710 - Fixing an edge-case with Service Fabric targets to deal with self-signed (and password-protected) certificates
  • 4712 - Changed S3 multi file selections bucket key prefix to be optional
  • 4622 - Increased the speed of the Account Usage query

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.15

  • 4436 - UI improvements to removable list components (for consistency and easy-of-use)
  • 4546 - Cloudformation and Terraform inline script permission required changed to ProcessEdit
  • 4647 - Fixed an issue where legacy variable Octopus.Action.Azure.UseBundledAzurePowerShellModule wasn't being honoured
  • 4669 - Add an option to exclude a machine from the rest of the deployment when using guided failure
  • 4700 - UI improvements to update variable snapshot to make this feature more accessible
  • 4705 - Fixed issue where randomly getting "Cannot read property 'projectIndex' of undefined" error
  • 4706 - Fixed issue where urls referenced in task logs were converted to lowercase during render

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.14

  • 4696 - Fatal error messages are now displayed on the task summary
  • 4702 - Fixed the "Load more" paging button, broken in 2018.6.12

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.13

  • 4304 - Tasks running on a node that no longer exists are now marked as failed
  • 4466 - Variables to be passed to a Deploy a Release step are only evaluated after being deserialized from JSON
  • 4500 - Output variables are now collected when resuming a child project from an interruption that is deployed using a Deploy a Release step
  • 4553 - Scheduled Trigger for project with Deploy a Release step no longer fails deployment with error The resource 'users-system' was not found.
  • 4646 - Multiple simultaneous interruptions no longer block a deployment from proceeding
  • 4690 - Send email step and test email can now be cancelled
  • 4699 - Server Task Cap and Maintenance Mode state are now included in the output of the show-configuration command
  • 4701 - The UI now caches the available roles, making editing projects quicker when there are a large number of deployment targets

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.12

  • 4655 - Automatic machine removal no longer logs a warning if a machine doesn't have a machine policy
  • 4657 - Project overview advanced filters now include filter by environment
  • 4666 - Release version filters out spaces now
  • 4678 - Selected packages in a release is now properly populated when migrating a 2.6 instance
  • 4689 - Deployment creation is now faster when there are many previous deployments for that release
  • 4692 - Infrastructure|Environments now uses paging to improve rendering performance on large lists

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.11

  • 4538 - Octopus Server node deletion is now vetoed when tasks are still running on the node
  • 4588 - The command Octopus.Server.exe node can now be used to configure Octopus Server nodes
  • 4589 - Creation and deletion of Octopus Server nodes are now audited
  • 4680 - Email step and subscriptions correctly account for team membership via external security groups
  • 4686 - Deployment error variables are now cleared when a new auto-deployment is queued up
  • 4693 - Reinstate variable substitution in TF template files from packages

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.10

  • 4684 - this.replaceLoop is not a function javascript error is now fixed
  • 4683 - Restore ability to substitute additional files when running an inline script
  • 4643 - Fixed issue with trailing spaces on step template names during migrator export

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.9

  • 4682 - Reduce polling frequency of project and main dashboards when page is hidden

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.8

  • 2672 - Lifecycle auto-deploy-environment now work with tenants
  • 4533 - Octopus high availability clusters are no longer susceptible to military coup when tasks running on the leader node take too long
  • 4677 - "Script0001 - Release to VariableSet RelatedDocument.sql" can now handle migration of large numbers of library variable sets in releases

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.7

  • 4652 - Output variables created by deployment steps, such as package installation directory, are now passed through to subsequent steps for offline drop targets
  • 4654 - Fixed a bug with channel scoping when evaluating certificate variables
  • 4658 - The dashboard overview is now much quicker if lots of tags are in use
  • 4663 - Fixed an exception loading feeds in Azure steps when lacking the AccountView permission
  • 4670 - Variable evaluation speed has been improved, making (among lots of other things) built-in repository retention much quicker when there are many variables
  • 4674 - Fixed the permissions checks when creating an account ( CVE-2018-12884 )

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.6

  • 4632 - Special characters in package names are now escaped for offline drops
  • 4656 - Bugfix - Avoid double variable replacement of scripts. Introduced in 2018.5.5
  • 4662 - Dashboard groups are now appropriately resized when filters are applied

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.5

  • 4659 - Fixed error when updating releases on sql servers with case-sensitive collations

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.4

  • 4547 - Project Switcher filter no longer selects the wrong item
  • 4636 - Fix for HashTable parameter error in Service Fabric Deploy Step
  • 4642 - Fixed an error in the accounts overview in Internet Explorer
  • 4651 - Dashboard groups that don't require a scrollbar no longer scroll a few pixel with the mouse wheel
  • 4653 - Improved the speed of Release deletion
  • 4638 - The variable substitution syntax now supports encoding a variable as Base64

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.3

  • 4641 - Set Package Transfer file name with standard name format
  • 4648 - Now correctly excluding disabled deployment targets from licensing limits

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.2

  • 4383 - Specific and Excluded targets are retained when a deployment fails and it is then re-tried
  • 4415 - Improvements for when choosing a tag with a large number of tenants on the create deployment screen
  • 4590 - Trials started after 30 March 2018 will not fall back to the free Community Edition https://octopus.com/blog/removing-free-tier
  • 4606 - Fix for unknown environment/certificate issue on Service Fabric targets
  • 4627 - Fixing some daily UX frustrations
  • 4631 - The markdown renderer now ignores _ in the middle of words for formatting purposes
  • 4639 - Fixes an issue preventing auto machine cleaning from adding events for machine deletion

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.1

  • 4518 - Improved the rendering performance of the dashboard and project overview when there are a large number of cells to display
  • 4608 - ApiKeys API paging links corrected to stop error in Octopus.Clients and load all keys in the UI when a user has > 30 keys
  • 4610 - Server now checks whether there is enough free space before writing the configuration file
  • 4624 - Fixed a bug that prevented Team Add/Edit page from loading
  • 4626 - The “running tasks” link on the Configuration->Nodes page now filters for running tasks for that node, rather than all tasks on that node
  • 4629 - Added step number to the step edit page

Changes in Octopus 2018.6.0

  • 4496 - Added RegisterApplicationTypeTimeoutSec to Service Fabric deploy step
  • 4531 - Support for checkbox and drop-down control-types for prompted variables
  • 4571 - Allow migrations by the API between Octopus instances
  • 4605 - External workers have been converted to workers in the default pool and the command line options have been removed, see our documentation on how to manage them
  • 4617 - Fix a bug where confirm dialog is missing when deleting a parent step from the deployment process

Changes in Octopus 2018.5.7

  • 4565 - Fixed the managed account hint text on the terraform step
  • 4609 - BugFix - DockerRun command on Windows failing
  • 4612 - Extra options on the setup wizard when requesting a trial key
  • 4613 - Bugfix - Properly encode non-ASCII characters in scripts
  • 4615 - Added ability to attach Terraform logs as artifacts

Changes in Octopus 2018.5.6

  • 4576 - Fixes for target ordering in multi-selects and various UX improvements, including minor updates for customers operating at lower resolutions
  • 4600 - Fix project variable helper not including project variables for S3 step
  • 4603 - BugFix - Tentacle upgrade process fails in 2018.5.5
  • 4604 - Fixed bug with custom scripts on Azure RM template step
  • 4509 - Fixed an issue upgrading from versions prior to 3.4 to versions after 2018.4
  • 4548 - Fixed problem where offline drop packages were not using the right escape characters for quoting the variable file as part of the Calamari command
  • 4568 - Fixed bug when updating an existing Service Fabric or Cloud Service target from cmdlets
  • 4572 - Steps now correctly load PowerShell modules when running on the external worker
  • 4587 - Changed behaviour for project with no healthy targets and environment with no dynamic infrastructure
  • 4592 - Corrected values in Azure Environment configuration
  • 4593 - Fixed a bug which prevented Team Edit page from loading
  • 4594 - Perform variable replacement for inline scripts on the Target rather than Server
  • 4596 - Fixed bug where variable usage was not showing on Azure Accounts
  • 4597 - Fixed errors displayed in console relating to missing machine icons
  • 4598 - Fixed error with rendering Azure Account variables

Changes in 2018.5.5 (release was disabled/hidden due to a bug found)

  • 4509 - Fixed an issue upgrading from versions prior to 3.4 to versions after 2018.4
  • 4548 - Fixed problem where offline drop packages were not using the right escape characters for quoting the variable file as part of the Calamari command
  • 4568 - Fixed bug when updating an existing Service Fabric or Cloud Service target from cmdlets
  • 4572 - Steps now correctly load PowerShell modules when running on the external worker
  • 4587 - Changed behaviour for project with no healthy targets and environment with no dynamic infrastructure
  • 4592 - Corrected values in Azure Environment configuration
  • 4593 - Fixed a bug which prevented Team Edit page from loading
  • 4594 - Perform variable replacement for inline scripts on the Target rather than Server
  • 4596 - Fixed bug where variable usage was not showing on Azure Accounts
  • 4597 - Fixed errors displayed in console relating to missing machine icons
  • 4598 - Fixed error with rendering Azure Account variables
  • Azure PowerShell Modules - To configure the version of Azure PowerShell modules, we have made a change to the name of the variable. You can now set OctopusUseBundledAzureModules to False.

Changes in Octopus 2018.5.4

  • 4591 - Fix for a timing problem that was causing browser redirect issues on slow connections

Changes in Octopus 2018.5.3

  • 4480 - Improved long path support, including package extraction and offline drops, see https://octopus.com/docs/deploying-applications/custom-scripts/long-paths for more details
  • 4528 - Allow password to be passed as parameter to offline-drop scripts
  • 4582 - Viewing of Library Variable Sets will now check for VariableViewUnscoped instead of incorrectly checking for VariableEditUnscoped
  • 4583 - Added project groups to configuration options for dashboard filtering
  • 4584 - Add project dialog updated to guide the user to group and life-cycle selection once there are multiple groups or life-cycles, or there is at least one existing project
  • 4586 - SMTP Configuration save and test action is now available in UI to users with ConfigureServer permission

Changes in Octopus 2018.5.2

  • 4541 - Output-variables can now be flagged as sensitive
  • 4555 - Users can now modify tenant Common Variables if they have access to all projects and/or all environments this tenant is connected to with VariableEdit permission
  • 4557 - Resolved issue using version mask in pre-release tag when creating release
  • 4569 - Fixed issue preventing a script console scripts targeting more than one tenant
  • 4570 - Improved task log messages when a server task is blocked by another server task
  • 4578 - Enforce obfuscation in deployment logs of sensitive variables contributed via machines (CVE-2018-11320)
  • 4579 - The built-in repository now applied retention rules to packages that are dynamically referenced

Changes in Octopus 2018.5.1

Carried forwards from 2018.5.0:

  • 3637 - Updated Azure SDK dependencies to latest. Updated Azure PowerShell Modules to v5.7.0
  • 3731 - Added warnings about Management Certificates for Azure's up-coming June 30th deprecation deadline
  • 3821 - Restricting Cloud Services to Management Certificate accounts at the API
  • 3860 - Updating Calamari to include latest Azure PowerShell cmdlets
  • 4195 - Updating Calamari to .NET452 for latest Azure ARM templates
  • 4461 - Adding support for uploading and exporting certificate chains in the PEM format
  • 4532 - Updated bundled AWS cli to version 1.15.18
  • 3544 - Automatically uploading certificates for Service Fabric clusters

Specific to 2018.5.1:

  • 4346 - Server retention policy now deletes releases as part of the retention policy task instead of creating a task for each document to be deleted
  • 4426 - Improvements to package and release search UX
  • 4520 - Fixes an issue in using inline Terraform templates
  • 4527 - Fixes an issue preventing Terraform steps running on external workers
  • 4535 - Fixes an issue preventing AWS S3 steps running on external workers
  • 4536 - Fixes an issue in using AWS CLI step on external workers
  • 4554 - Refactored Calamari to support multiple authentication contexts
  • 4556 - Fixed an issue introduced in 2018.5.0 which prevented including/excluding specific deployment targets in a deployment

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.12

  • 4391 - Fixed error causing tentacles to remove tenanted mode when registered multiple times from the command line
  • 4545 - Tomcat network timeouts increased to 5 minutes

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.11

  • 4526 - Fix issue where local project variables weren't shown for both terraform and cloud formation templates
  • 4534 - Fixed timezone conversion issue with weekly & monthly scheduled triggers

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.10

  • 4439 - Fix a bug where Project Switcher highlights the entire container rather than the selected project
  • 4523 - Resolved issue with automatic-release-creation when project contains a Deploy Release step
  • 4529 - Fix for incorrect start time shown on Scheduled Project Trigger summary

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.9

  • 4486 - Fixed a problem which prevented you from deleting/revoking an API Key which was introduced in 2018.1.0

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.8

  • 4524 - When debugging Octopus Variables as part of a deployment, the variables are now printed in alphabetical order by name instead of the order they are added to the variable dictionary
  • 4525 - Fix issue where CloudFormation step wasn't properly registered in the UI

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.7

  • 4454 - Fixed a security hole where target and tenant tag variable scopes were not checked against the list of tenants the user has access to (CVE-2018-10550)
  • 4474 - Fix a bug where users without VariableEdit permission can save tenant variable (CVE-2018-10581)
  • 4517 - Fixed a bug where conversion from Sensitive variable type to Certificate variable type was broken
  • 4522 - Fixed error when a new pipeline step resumes from manual intervention

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.6

  • 4506 - Fixed timezone conversion issue with scheduled project trigger start time
  • 4512 - Offline Drops now escape script parameters, fixing a bug introduced in 2018.3.8

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.5

  • 4468 - The Tentacle included in this release registers faster when the Octopus Server has many environments or tenants
  • 4503 - Fix S3 Package.FileName output variable not set

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.4

  • 4498 - Removed parts of the old deployment pipeline, as well as the Octopus.Action.UseNewExecutionDispatcher variable
  • 4505 - Compatibility fix for Offline Drop output variables on PowerShell 2
  • 4507 - Regression in Terraform destroy step is resolved
  • 4510 - Removed -var-file options from terraform init command

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.3

  • 4489 - Deep links containing filters are preserved correctly across the login process
  • 4494 - Use FQDN examples for built-in repository examples
  • 4495 - Fixed a problem where run-on-server-on-behalf-of scoped AWS and Azure steps would sometimes run on the target instead of the server
  • 4499 - The IIS, Windows Server, Terraform and VHD steps now use the new pipeline
  • 4501 - Fixed migration that was deleting library variable snapshots even when they were still in use
  • 4502 - Resolved exception when a null variable is defined as a CloudFormation output
  • 4504 - Fixed an exception in the Configuration, Settings page

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.1

  • 4178 - The built-in repository can now delete unused packages that are dynamically referenced. See the details of this issue for instructions on how to enable this feature
  • 4393 - Offline drop now only includes each package once per release
  • 4456 - Individual variable files can now be listed in the Terraform step, and the apply and init terraform actions can have additional arguments passed to them
  • 4471 - Added tenant selector for running ad-hoc scripts per tenant
  • 4477 - The permission required to delete users has been relaxed from AdministerSystem to UserEdit, with the caveat that you cannot delete yourself, and only System Administrators can delete other System Administrators
  • 4479 - Fixed SQL error when using taskState in deployments API
  • 4481 - Octopus.Action.Terraform.CustomTerraformExecutable can be set to the location of a customer terraform executable
  • 4483 - Task details page doesn't crash anymore when the log contains PowerShell code that invokes a static method
  • 4485 - Improved performance in reading the stream from SSH targets
  • 4488 - The Server Extensibility API has changed and custom extensions will need to be updated
  • 4490 - Convert OfflineDrop Write-Host to Write-Output in bootstrapper
  • 4491 - Resolved a step execution performance issue when there are lots of variables that was introduced in 2018.3.8
  • 4493 - Terraform updated to 0.11.7

Changes in Octopus 2018.4.0

  • 4335 - Breaking change Automatic release creation now selects packages appropriate for the channel the release is created in
  • 3633 - Added a new project trigger for recurring scheduled deployments
  • 4365 - Deployment Steps can be marked as required, meaning they cannot be skipped when customizing a deployment
  • 4422 - Fixed a problem where Variable Sets were deleted even when they were used by existing releases
  • 4433 - Release version search in Deploy a Release now displays Load More
  • 4448 - Fix for error when filtering Tenants and user does not have view permissions for some Environments
  • 4463 - Fix for show and hide empty groups on Project dashboard
  • 4473 - Fixes for “Deploy To” button popover on mobile
  • 4482 - Added the new AWS S3 upload step for uploading files to an S3 bucket with all the bells and whistles

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.13

  • 4445 - Various accessibility updates and improvements to the UX (and fixing broken avatar images on closed networks)
  • 4451 - Fixed a performance problem in Variable Editor where rendering of variables with a lot of values was slow
  • 4464 - HCL parsing logic moved into separate open source library

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.12

  • 4399 - Fixed error when viewing tenant variables if user lacked permission to see other associated environments
  • 4449 - Fixes an error that stopped users from health checking all environments they had permission to
  • 4455 - Update Terraform to 0.11.6
  • 4460 - Variable replacement occurs for scripts sourced from packages, fixing a bug introduced in 2018.3.8
  • 4462 - Scripts sourced from packages are no longer executed with incorrect arguments, fixing a bug introduced in 2018.3.8

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.11

  • 4452 - Fixed an error loading variables, step templates and script modules when there are many machines

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.10

  • 3690 - We warn user now when they select a cert file that is empty
  • 4147 - Lists with parameters can now be manually ordered
  • 4220 - Dashboard filters are now stored in the query string in the URL
  • 4330 - Fix a bug where deployment process page crashed if there is an IIS step that has no bindings
  • 4382 - Do not open new window when clicking on links in task log page
  • 4398 - Library variable set filter when including a library variable set in a project is now case insensitive
  • 4432 - When using the service command to start and stop the Octopus Server service and the service does not exist, Octopus and Tentacle will now report an error
  • 4443 - Improved performance when validating tenant connections
  • 4444 - The variable editor now only warns on specific zero width characters, and no longer has false positive warnings for non-ASCII characters
  • 4447 - Fix for events/audit not being returned when user had scoped permissions applied

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.9

  • 4118 - Switched from 4 to 2 spaces for list indentation in markdown
  • 4203 - Fix for issue where when filtering projects or dashboard would cause the header title to disappear
  • 4397 - Fix a bug where project variables are not showing in Run a Docker Container step
  • 4401 - The Secure flag is now set consistently for Cookies regardless of whether the incoming HTTP request is behind a proxy using SSL offloading
  • 4428 - Certificate expiry events are now generated for a certificate that has replaced another certificate if the original certificate had either of the certificate expiry events created
  • 4431 - AWS steps now acquire packages correctly when used as child steps
  • 4441 - The OctopusBypassDeploymentMutex now does what it is supposed to do, fixing a bug introduced in 2018.3.8
  • 4175 - Fixed display issue on Project descriptions that have markdown

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.8

  • 4291 - Swagger spec now takes virtual directories into account
  • 4354 - Package notes now show if they are missing, or if the notes can not be retrieved
  • 4361 - Fix a bug where dashboard environment scrollbar loses its position when data updated
  • 4419 - Fixed broken links to triggers and channels in the audit log
  • 4420 - Implemented a new deployment pipeline which lays the groundwork for future features. It is enabled for Run Script, Deploy Package and Run AWS Script steps
  • 4421 - The Step Template -> Run feature now treats sensitive parameters correctly instead of passing them to the server as clear-text
  • 4423 - Support Output Variables for Offline Drop
  • 4424 - Insert variable doesn't throw an error when filter contains regex characters
  • 4429 - Fixed up the package acquisition for AWS CloudFormation steps when workers are used

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.7

  • 4405 - Release creation page combines requests for the same package + channel filter combination
  • 4407 - Fix a bug where users can see machines beyond their team’s scoped environments in variable editor - CVE-2018-9039
  • 4410 - Default the GitHub Feed url with public GitHub api endpoint
  • 4413 - Updated Terraform executable to 0.11.5
  • 4414 - Fixed the parameters file used when deploying cloudformation templates from a package

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.6

  • 4402 - A 400 Bad Request error with reason in response body instead of a 500 Internal Server Error is now returned when trying to create a release on a disabled project
  • 4408 - Added additional logging when a TaskCanceledException is thrown
  • 4409 - Fixed configuration migration issue when upgrading from 3.x
  • 4083 - No longer displaying two horizontal scrollbars in project dashboard
  • 4260 - Admin command line now supports adding groups from Active Directory, and groups/roles from AzureAD and Okta
  • 4306 - Administrators can now control whether users are allowed to edit their own external Logins
  • 4331 - Password required validation no longer appears when creating service account users
  • 4342 - Group claim handling fixed in the Okta and Azure AD authentication providers
  • 4348 - Added steps for planning to apply or destroy Terraform templates
  • 4360 - Fixed bug causing exceptions for offline drops when path is too long
  • 4364 - Teams with EventView scoped to Projects will not receive Subscription output
  • 4376 - "Prompt for value" checkbox in the variable editor is working again
  • 4377 - If you lose your master key you can now use the Octopus.Server.exe lost-master-key command to generate a new master key, scrub all your sensitive data, and get back up and running again
  • 4378 - It is no longer possible to select an invalid value for a certificate variable
  • 4379 - Project ID in Deploy Release step is now correctly mapped when migrating
  • 4380 - Variable channel scopes are now correctly mapped when migrating
  • 4381 - Github external feed testing and object reference null error
  • 4387 - Github feed trailing whitespace
  • 4395 - Checkbox-type variable templates now correctly display default values

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.4

  • 4363 - Fixed a bug with row heights in the project overview
  • 4375 - Fixed an exception when a user signs out

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.3

  • 4269 - Sort deployment targets by name during rolling deployments so the deployment order is deterministic
  • 4309 - Fixed an issue where the tenants page may sometimes fail to load when there is a large number of projects
  • 4366 - Fixed exception when downloading packages with 4 part version numbers on SSH targets without mono
  • 4367 - Fix for errors incorrectly showing user lacks VariableEdit if that permission was scoped to Projects
  • 4368 - Permanently enabled the Docker and Browser Caching features, and multi-tenancy is enabled when a tenant is first created
  • 4370 - Increased network timeouts when interacting with Tomcat from 30 to 60 seconds
  • 4371 - Terraform steps now include a field to allow a workspace to be defined

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.2

  • 4369 - Fixed a bug where the dashboard would repeatedly request all releases from the Octopus server, and adversely impact performance

Changes in Octopus 2018.3.1

  • 4119 - Fixed problem with Variable Editor creating values that can't be saved
  • 4218 - Audit log filtering would error in some cases and this is fixed now
  • 4234 - Ensuring we can render old releases in project overview
  • 4264 - A new log level Highlight has been added that highlights the message in the log and shows it on the Task Summary tab
  • 4275 - Fixed a bug where in some situations, the read only table of variables would extend beyond the available screen width
  • 4300 - Added an upgrade script to clean up orphaned channel version rules
  • 4307 - Fixed subscriptions and web hooks that were not firing for users who had scoped permissions
  • 4308 - Fixed issue when upgrading a system with an Octopus Managers team
  • 4312 - Fixed issue with the AzureAD authentication provider sometimes getting a signature error while validating tokens
  • 4314 - Release page navigation links now work regardless of whether the current URL contains a trailing slash
  • 4316 - Open markdown links in a new window
  • 4322 - Fixed a bug where the tenant tags would be pre-filled on the create deployment page if you had navigated to a create deployment url for deploying to specific tenants
  • 4326 - Stop showing a delete option in the UI if you don't have access to view a particular user
  • 4332 - Additional error logging is generated for network errors when deploying CloudFormation templates
  • 4333 - Fixed error in queueing tasks when 1000's of tasks are ready to run
  • 4336 - Add #{else} to the existing #{if} statement in the variable substitution syntax
  • 4337 - Artifacts now appear under the step heading on the Task Summary page
  • 4339 - Add terraform apply and destroy steps
  • 4344 - Cloudformation dynamic variables form does not recognise specilised lists
  • 4345 - Cloudformation step will exit early if there are nested stacks
  • 4347 - Fixed a bug where the environments filters would disappear if no environments matched the current filter
  • 4351 - Fixed an issue where searching through certificates might fail for some types of certificates
  • 4352 - Removed redundant call to /api/projects/all from getting-started component
  • 4353 - Fixed metrics logging to not use quotes around numbers
  • 4356 - Added a field to allow additional files to have variable substitution applied to them from Terraform packages
  • 4357 - Additional file extensions are now downloaded from Maven repositories
  • 4358 - Null reference exception removed when the AWS region is incorrect
  • 4359 - Fix for the error about missing EventView permission on the release page when it is scoped to Projects

Changes in Octopus 2018.2.8

  • 4311 - Removed the MaxParallelism of 10 for steps - Octopus will run an unlimited number of steps at the same time if you configure your deployment process this way
  • 4338 - Add aes256-ctr to the list of allowed SSH ciphers when in FIPS mode

Changes in Octopus 2018.2.7

  • 3441 - Each Octopus server node may execute one (non deployment or health check) task beyond its task cap, so that tasks such as subscriptions are not blocked by long running deployments or health checks
  • 3475 - Use octopurls for documentation urls
  • 3556 - "MaxConcurrentTasks" is now the sum of all server node's task caps. Command option Octopus.Server.exe configure --maxConcurrentTasks ... is deprecated
  • 4088 - Tentacle auto-upgrades are now blocked for a machine that is being auto-deployed to
  • 4168 - Tasks are allocated more evenly to Octopus server nodes in High Availability Octopus
  • 4281 - Displayed the deployment start time instead of the queued time on the dashboard and release pages
  • 4289 - Deploy Release step task log now includes link to child deployment
  • 4295 - Only run autocomplete hack for Chrome on Sign-In screen
  • 4298 - CloudFormation steps now populate the proxy configuration
  • 4303 - Correctly handle missing deployments when processing auto deploy events
  • 4305 - Disabled child steps can no longer have a duplicate name
  • 4310 - Fixed an error on the Release Detail page when a user does not have TaskView permission
  • 4125 - Improved log message when importing certificate-chain which already exists
  • 4163 - User login bans, due to too many failed attempts, now appear in the Audit log
  • 4197 - Update our SSH library so that it works on Octopus servers with FIPS enabled
  • 4315 - Explicitly reject all HTTP TRACE requests rather than treating them as a GET in some cases
  • 4317 - Tenanted deployments will always be executed in the order that they appear in the task queue
  • 4318 - Account Edit page now loads usage data asynchronously to avoid blocking the UI
  • 4320 - Default values on Tenant Variables are not displayed on V4 Variable Editor
  • 4321 - Fix for TypeError: Cannot read property 'State' of undefined on Release page, for users with TaskView permissions scoped to Environments
  • 4323 - Added metrics command for configuring metrics logging
  • 4324 - Fixed High CPU usage when there are not tasks in the queue or the node is in maintenance mode
  • 4325 - "Deploy a package" step now has access to Maven feeds
  • 4329 - Removed the word "anonymous" from the installation wizard's consent to collect usage data - the word "anonymous" was mistakenly added in Octopus 3.12.0

Changes in Octopus 2018.2.5

  • 4285 - Reducing reflow of dashboard status tables to improve performance
  • 4292 - Disabling keyboard form submissions on Script Console / AdHoc script
  • 4294 - Bring back predictable order to the Add Step page
  • 4296 - Fixed a deployment error when using script modules with paths that have ' in them
  • 4297 - Improve the database indexes used during auto deploy creation
  • 4299 - Fixed bug introduced in 2018.2.0 that caused Calamari upgrade to loop indefinitely if the customBundledPackageDirectory option is used

Changes in Octopus 2018.2.4

  • 4131 - Fix a bug where Deploy to button is missing from the Task page
  • 4132 - Excluded steps are now preserved between retries
  • 4142 - Fixed a problem where teams scoped to an environment couldn't add project variable templates
  • 4231 - Now you can add an environment to a lifecycle phase without having EnvironmentCreate permission
  • 4245 - Added inline note that explains when tenanted deployments are available
  • 4246 - Code editor full screen toggle no longer overlays scrollbar
  • 4254 - Custom Install Directory feature shows now correctly whether files will be purged or not
  • 4259 - Don't specify /bin/bash when performing a raw file transfer to an SSH target
  • 4273 - Prevent child releases to many tenants exhausting the task cap
  • 4280 - Fixed text-wrapping behaviour in long section titles
  • 4282 - Allow channel version rules based on deploy release steps
  • 4283 - Variable Template heading displays now Label instead of Name when Label is available
  • 4284 - Azure account scoped to both tenanted and untenanted can now deploy to untenanted deployments
  • 4286 - Prevent the deploy release step from being added as a child step
  • 4288 - Fixed UI issue where changing settings asked for AdministerSystem permission instead of ConfigureServer
  • 4290 - Reduce strictness of package filename encoding to allow + characters in path

Changes in Octopus 2018.2.3

  • 4250 - Project name is now a link (when not bound to a variable)
  • 4271 - Added metric logging to track api calls and tasks
  • 4276 - Resolved error when creating release for projects containing a Deploy Release step

Changes in Octopus 2018.2.2

  • 4202 - Package selector and Release selector are not showing double scrollbars anymore
  • 4233 - Added validation to ensure that Deploy to IIS steps include package details
  • 4248 - Powershell AWS modules are now exposed to the AWS CLI script step
  • 4262 - Fix a frontend crash when the project dashboard can't find the channel for a dashboard item
  • 4263 - Fixed a bug which prevented variable value from being displayed in the variable editor popup
  • 4267 - Fix a frontend crash on the project triggers page when an invalid ARC step is selected
  • 4268 - Allow prompted variables in child deployments to be bound from variables on the parent
  • 4272 - Fix bug causing channels with version rules to sometimes not auto-select latest package

Changes in Octopus 2018.2.1

  • 3494 - When scrolling through many environments in project overview, the releases column is now fixed
  • 3900 - Fixed missing audit entry when a variable scoped to a single environment and that environment is deleted
  • 3930 - Fixed role deletion mechanism, it will now be removed from teams that were referencing it, after the user is shown a warning
  • 3980 - Add account usage UI to /infrastructure/accounts/[account]
  • 4114 - Packages API does not meet the requirements of our expanding feed types
  • 4176 - Projects overview table first column is now fixed width
  • 4180 - Added new step: Deploy a Release
  • 4211 - Modify the cache naming format to allow for new feed formats
  • 4216 - Added additional steps and account types to support AWS scripts and CloudFormation deployments
  • 4222 - Fixed a bug where deleting a channel could result in orphaned channel version rules and break the project dashboard
  • 4238 - Fixed a bug with incorrect target counts on the infrastructure dashboard under tenant target sets
  • 4239 - When AutoDeployLastProcessedEventAutoId is null Octopus attempts to process all previous events
  • 4255 - 2018.2 Bug Bash Feeback: Delete Account
  • 4257 - Fixed permission issue where users deploying a project they had permissions for would fail

Changes in Octopus 2018.1.5

  • 4208 - Fixed issue where task creation required higher level permissions than needed
  • 4225 - The built-in repository can now be configured by a user with the ConfigureServer permission instead of requiring the AdministerSystem permission
  • 4235 - All nodes can now be drained at the same time
  • 4242 - Scrollbars are restored after using code editor in fullscreen

Changes in Octopus 2018.1.4

  • 4123 - Package Acquisition no longer fails with a Object reference not set error when multiple deployments attempt to access the package cache
  • 4189 - Ensure the artifact list does not reset when the page auto-refreshes
  • 4196 - Octopus.Machine.Hostname system variable is now available on transient target
  • 4199 - Fix a bug where ‘Include Library Variable Sets’ in Project Library Sets page deselects existing Library Variable Sets when opened before Sets are rendered
  • 4201 - Run-on-server script steps can now be run on a Tentacle that runs a under a different user account
  • 4212 - The project dashboard release filter can now be specified by version number in the query string
  • 4226 - Making deployment target discovery UI more intuitive
  • 4232 - Replaced the Start Mode section in the IIS deployment step with bindable checkboxes in the Web Site and Application Pool sections

Changes in Octopus 2018.1.3

  • 4137 - Allow configuration of LicenseNotificationMode via configure command
  • 4179 - Fixed issue where tag sets re-order feature is missing from the portal
  • 4184 - When collecting an artifact using New-OctopusArtifact, we now allow other processes to access the file
  • 4207 - Fixed issue where updating Calamari required higher permissions than necessary
  • 4217 - Add Feed button not visible without AdministerSystem permission
  • 4224 - Fixed a bug in JsonEscape variable substitution filter
  • 4182 - Fixed issue where manual intervention instructions couldn't be bound to a variable

Changes in Octopus 2018.1.2

  • 4213 - Database upgrade licence check now detects pre-3.4 versions and is skipped
  • 4214 - Fixed the validation error when a variable is used for authentication method in the IIS step

Changes in Octopus 2018.1.1

  • 4204 - Add configuration setting to enable long path support in Calamari.Azure
  • 4206 - Fixes an issue introduced in 2018.1.0 that prevents IIS steps from being saved if the website or app pool name fields use a variable binding expression

Changes in Octopus 2018.1.0

  • 3317 - When installing Octopus Server and using a Custom Windows Account to run the service, the installation wizard will configure SQL Server correctly so the Custom Windows Account can access the database
  • 3924 - Auto machine removal now happens as part of health checks. Minor breaking change API endpoint for machine removal logs is removed and machine removal logs are no longer stored on the Octopus server
  • 3974 - Steps may now be explicitly configured to run before or after package acquisition
  • 4070 - The built-in worker, which executes deployment steps and scripts on the Octopus Server, can now be configured to run using a different, lower-privileged user account
  • 4143 - Fix for infrastructure overview not correctly flowing tag sets from associated tenants
  • 4144 - Import using the Octopus migrator finds the correct deployment process for scripts from similarly named projects
  • 4157 - Existing orphaned channels and releases are removed from the database
  • 4183 - The check to see whether a step template is in use is now much quicker
  • 4185 - Environments, channels and tags now cannot be deleted if they are used by a disabled step in a project's current process
  • 4192 - Package notes are fetched in bulk and in async, meaning a release can be deployed without all notes being downloaded first
  • 4194 - The installed version of Octopus Server is now tracked to help us provide support when data issues occur and is a precursor to raising and event on upgrade

Changes in Octopus 4.1.10

  • 2668 - The database upgrade now checks whether the licence would be non-compliant after upgrade and aborts the upgrade in order to prevent getting stuck with an expired licence and not being able to deploy
  • 3454 - Digitally signed Octo.exe and Octopus.Clients.dll so that AV respects it more
  • 3802 - Added support for passing password on the commandline to docker login
  • 3910 - Added option to filter by phase name in lifecycles page
  • 4040 - Minor breaking changes Project and tenant name cannot include unsupported file system characters
  • 4102 - Now we only test the connection to the master database when creating or deleting the Octopus database, which in turn fixes a problem we introduced in 4.1.0 with upgrading Octopus in certain situations
  • 4130 - PowerShell script parameters with a trailing slash no longer break script execution
  • 4155 - Fix a bug where metadata component in release version is not working with SemVer 2.0 template
  • 4162 - Added the ability to prevent package scripts from being run by specifying the Octopus.Action.Package.RunScripts variable and setting it to false
  • 4165 - We no longer attempt to deploy packages when acquisition fails
  • 4169 - Fix for deployment process screen where viewing email step that references a deleted team
  • 4171 - Don`t show username for external groups in teams area
  • 4174 - Dynamic package feeds now working again with channel rules
  • 4187 - Check for $JAVAHOME now uses [[ -n "${JAVAHOME}" ]] instead of -v to support older versions of bash

Changes in Octopus 4.1.9

  • 3827 - Fix a bug where tasks with manual intervention are listed as the queued behind tasks on Task page
  • 3913 - Increased number of possible PowerShell variables in scripts to maximum available
  • 3963 - Corrected the help message explaining what a valid version number looks like
  • 3990 - Increased contrast of form elements and content hierarchy
  • 4032 - Validate that environment and project ids exist when creating or modifying tenants
  • 4072 - Swagger documentation now works if Octopus is running in a virtual directory
  • 4085 - Improved the performance of the project Library Variable Sets page when there are many variable sets
  • 4087 - Fix a bug where task summary does not show on Task page when it is waiting for manual intervention
  • 4090 - Selecting a single date on the Audit page now shows the correct date range
  • 4146 - Prevented the filter panel from opening when you set a quick filter
  • 4161 - Improve performance of tenant variables when large number present
  • 4164 - UI data refresh is now triggered almost immediately after a tab becomes active again if it has been longer than the normal refresh interval; The refresh will also occur if the tab is in the background at a 12th the normal rate
  • 4167 - Fixed a security vulnerability where incorrectly configured user roles and teams would allow members of those teams to escalate their own permissions - Octopus now actively prevents any user from escalating their own effective set of permissions - CVE-2018-5706

Changes in Octopus 4.1.8

  • 3950 - Deployment page will now show the explanation for tenanted deployment if the channel has tenant restriction
  • 3951 - Deployment page now has the ability to deploy to all applicable tenants and skip those which already have the release as the current version for the environment
  • 4052 - Fixes for paging parameters in API link collections
  • 4101 - The full value is now displayed for variable template TextBox controls
  • 4103 - Default value on the multiline text variable template no longer overlays
  • 4112 - Make the following scenarios easier:
  • Deploying to all applicable tenants for the environment
  • Skipping those tenants which already have the release as the current version for the environment
  • 4116 - Added warning and error text hints to Checkboxes
  • 4129 - Channel rules testing no longer fails when feedId is a bounded value
  • 4136 - Logo missing on the previous step template version no longer prevents the current version from being saved
  • 4145 - Fix problem in Firefox where selects required two clicks
  • 4148 - Removed empty value warning/info icons from variable editor

Changes in Octopus 4.1.7

  • 3755 - Disabling a step no longer deletes the channel version rules for that step
  • 4092 - Fixed package selection in IE 11
  • 4100 - Create step template now renders the selection text

Changes in Octopus 4.1.6

  • 3724 - Azure account verification is now deferred until the step runs, which means output variables from earlier steps can be used to resolve the account
  • 3856 - Azure account verification is now deferred until the step runs, so that Cloud Region scoped variables can be used to resolve the account
  • 4109 - Variable filters are now persisted to the query string
  • 4110 - Enable long path support for the Migrator
  • 4111 - Add release notes to Releases page
  • 4113 - Fixed a bug where package versions would give an exception for a package with >2100 versions
  • 4115 - Fix a bug where Release page will crash if the package feed type is resolved from a scoped variable
  • 4121 - Packages with a + can now be deleted via the API
  • 4134 - Fixed potential scoping bypass when referencing Azure accounts (CVE-2018-4862)