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Deployment Process

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The deployment process is like a recipe for deploying your software. You define the recipe by adding steps and variables to a project. Each step contains a specific action (or set of actions) that is executed as part of the deployment process each time your software is deployed. After the initial setup, your deployment process shouldn't change between deployments even though the software being deployed will change as part of the development process.

To define your deployment process your must:

  1. Create a project.
  2. Add steps to the project.
  3. Add configuration variables to the project.
  4. Create a release.

Working with the Octopus API

Octopus Deploy is built API-first, which means everything you can do through the Octopus UI can be done with the API. In the API we model the deployment process the same way, starting at the Project:

  • Project
  • Deployment Process
  • Steps
  • Actions

We have provided lots of helpful functions for building your deployment process in the .NET SDK, or you can use the raw HTTP API if that suits your needs better.

Learn about using theĀ Octopus REST API.

Record the HTTP requests made by the Octopus UI to see how we build your deployment processes using the Octopus API. You can do this in the Chrome developer tools, or using a tool like Fiddler.