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Sensitive variables when length greater than 47 chars can not be decrypted on SSH targets #3122

tothegills opened this issue Feb 1, 2017 · 3 comments


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commented Feb 1, 2017

To reproduce:

  • create a script step that runs "echo $(get_octopusvariable "app_key")"
  • create a sensitive prompted variable called app_key
  • release/deploy providing app_key a value < 48 characters - success!
  • deploy providing app_key a value >= 48 characters:



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commented Feb 13, 2017

Reproduced on Ubuntu 14.04.5. Works on Ubuntu 16.10.


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commented Feb 22, 2017

Release Note: Linux machines with older versions of openssl now support long sensitive variables

@MJRichardson MJRichardson modified the milestones: 3.11.1, 3.11.0 Feb 22, 2017

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commented Nov 25, 2018

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