Release Roundup – February 2023
Feb 22, 2023 by Anna Daugherty
You’re going to love the updates from Armory this month.
Here’s how you can stay in the loop on the latest releases, stay informed about our various products, as well as have the option to receive general continuous deployment news right in your inbox. (We promise not to send any cheesy valentines.)
- Visit the CDSH Release Notes Docs
- Visit and subscribe to the CD-as-a-Service Release Notes
- Read these Release Roundup blogs for a recap of all recent releases
- Subscribe to the Armory Newsletter for news about Armory and continuous deployment
Continuous Deployment Self-Hosted / Managed
In addition to a ton of quality of life improvements and bug fixes over the past several weeks, the Continuous Deployment Self-Hosted and Managed teams have released new enhancements to Jenkins jobs and Terraform.
Early Access Features
If you would like to enable these early access features to try out in your environment, open a support ticket or reach out to your Technical Account Manager directly to get started.
- New Igor Stop Endpoint – When defining a Jenkins job inside folders, the name contains slashes, which can cause stop requests to fail. We have added a new endpoint which accepts the job name as a query parameter. As part of this change we have introduced a feature flag in Orca to use this new Igor endpoint. By default the existing endpoint will be used but may fail if your jobs contain slashes so we recommend using the new one. See a detailed description in the Spinnaker docs.
- CVE Security Fix – Release 2.28.3 had a CVE security fix. Learn more in these release notes.
Learn more about these new early access features, bug fixes, breaking changes, known issues, and Spinnaker community contributions in the recent release notes:
From the highly requested Role Based Access Control, to new support for Istio Service Mesh, the CD-as-a-Service team has been hard at work to deliver new features.
- Enforce Least Privilege & Separation of Duties during Continuous Deployment
- Role-based access controls (RBAC) are an essential part of any secure Continuous Deployment Platform. They’re designed to help organizations meet common requirements and provide an additional layer of security within your DevOps strategy. Learn more about our new RBAC features in this blog post by Principal Product Manager Stephen Atwell: Armory Continuous Deployment-as-a-Service
- Canary Deployments Can Now Use Istio Service Mesh – Canary deployments are an increasingly popular advanced deployment strategy for preventing disasters. CD-as-a-Service now supports using the Istio service mesh, which allows you to implement precise control over the exact percentage of traffic received by the next version of your app. Check out Traffic Management Using Istio and Configure Traffic Management Using Istio for details.
- Deploy any Kubernetes Manifest, including CRDs for Operators, without Needing a Deployment Object – CD-as-a-Service has historically only supported deploying manifests alongside an object of Kind Deployment. Now, Armory can deploy any set of Kubernetes manifests, not just those with Deployment objects. You do not need any extra configuration to start with deploying operators and other Kubernetes manifests. Simply specify the paths to your Kubernetes resource in the manifests section of your deploy yaml and deploy using the CLI or GitHub Action. This change allows CD-as-a-Service to orchestrate the deployment of CRDs across clusters for Operators such as Argo Rollouts and Crossplane.
- Invoke Webhooks without Needing a Callback – CD-as-a-Service allows integrating with your existing automation tools via webhooks. You can now use webhooks asynchronously during deployment. Until now, using webhooks required a callback for the deployment to continue or rollback, which was not ideal for use cases like event streaming, or sending notifications to slack. webhooks now has an optional boolean field disableCallback. When you set this field to true, CD-as-a-Service does not wait for the callback to continue deployment.
Read previous Release Roundups for more information on our latest releases, enhancements, and new features!