Blog posts

Using the Octopus API with Bash and jq

Learn how to work with the Octopus API using Bash and jq.

Deploying database changes to Cassandra

Learn how to deploy database changes to a Cassandra server using Octopus Deploy and Liquibase.

Deploy SQL Server DACPAC with Octopus Deploy

Learn how to deploy SQL Server DACPAC using Octopus Deploy.

Safe schema updates - Strangling the monolith

This post discusses patterns for migrating from a tightly coupled to a loosely coupled architecture.

Octopus Deploy's response to Log4j

Learn how Octopus Deploy responded to the Log4j vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228).

Our most popular webinars in 2021

Join us as we list out our favorite webinars of 2021.

Managing all consumers of your JavaScript library as tenants

Use Octopus tenants to control who references which version of your JavaScript library project.

How we create the Tentacle Army

Before a release of Octopus is published we fire up the Tentacle Army and attempt to break the release. At the moment the Tentacle Army consists of 800 tentacles located in Singapore and Brazil, regions chosen for their high region-to-region latency.

Automating guided failures with an AWS Lambda and subscriptions

Learn how to automate the response to guided failure using an AWS Lambda with an Octopus subscription.

Using the Deploy an Azure App Service step

Learn how to use the new Azure App Service step in Octopus Deploy.

Secrets in GitHub Actions

As part of our series about Continuous Integration and build servers, learn how to add secrets in GitHub to use with GitHub Actions, plus how to call them in workflows.

An introduction to build servers and Continuous Integration

This post opens our series about Continuous Integration and build servers, with an overview on the benefits of build servers, particularly Jenkins and GitHub Actions.

Using dynamic build agents to automate scaling in Jenkins

With some setup, Jenkins can automatically react to your processing needs, creating extra nodes to manage processes. This post explains 2 setup methods.

10 of our favorite Jenkins plugins

Jenkins has over 1800 community-created plugins to help with continuous integration. Here are 10 we think are useful, as part of our series about CI and build servers.


Sync multiple instances

How to keep two or more Octopus Deploy instances in sync.

Update Amazon ECS Service

Update an existing Amazon ECS Service.

Applying changes from Terraform templates

Direction on using Octopus steps for applying or destroying Terraform templates

Preparing your Terraform environment

Configuring remote state, backends, and cloud accounts using Terraform with Octopus

Terraform output variables

Instructions on accessing and utilizing Terraform output variables

Terraform step configuration

Configuring common Terraform options using the Octopus built in steps


The infrastructure tab in the Octopus Web Portal is where you manage your environments, deployment targets, and other infrastructure.


Environments are how you group your deployment targets so you can promote your software through different phases, for instance, into Development, then Test, and finally into Production.

Container registries

Instructions on how to set-up third-party container registries as external package feeds for Octopus to consume for use in deployments and runbooks.

AWS Elastic Container Registry (ECR)

How to add an AWS Elastic Container Registry as an Octopus feed

Azure Container Registry

How to add an Azure Container Registry as an Octopus Deploy feed

Docker Hub

How to add Docker Hub as an Octopus Deploy feed for use in Docker steps.

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