Bamboo 8.0 EAP 2 Release Notes

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July 2021

We are proud to present Bamboo 8.0 Early Access Program 2nd edition. This release is part of our Early Access Program (EAP) leading up to the official  Bamboo 8.0  release. Development releases are a snapshot of our work in progress, primarily focused on allowing Bamboo users to see the new features in advance and provide us with some useful feedback. It also gives add-on developers an opportunity to test and fix their add-ons in advance of an official release. See below for information how to install 8.0 EAP version and read more about features it comes comes out with. 

This time Bamboo comes out in two flavors: DATA CENTER and SERVER, which require individual licenses. 

Take some time and read through release notes to learn what we've prepared for you in this release.


Bamboo 8.0 EAP should not be used on a production environment. This EAP also doesn't contain all features which will be available in the final 8.0 release.



Build resiliency DATA CENTER

We made pipeline more tolerant to Bamboo server instance restart. Build results in progress will not be lost if agent loses connection to server due to maintenance work or network outage. When communication with the server is restored, build result will be processed by server. No more maintenance windows delay because of long running plans. For more details, see Build resiliency Bamboo Data Center.



Cold standby high availability DATA CENTER

Bamboo now support cold standby instance setup. Configure standby node which will handle agent and user traffic if something happens to primary node. For more information, see Set up Bamboo Data Center cold standby.



Project-level build resources DATA CENTER 

Credentials shared at the project level allow more granular distribution of work and responsibilities over projects. Starting from version 8.0, Bamboo uses project-level shared credentials which are visible only for plans from the same project. These credentials are not available for any plans outside of the project. Any user with project admin permissions can manage shared credentials. For more information, see Project-level build resources.



Database password encryption DATA CENTER SERVER

To add an extra security layer to your Bamboo instance, you can encrypt the database password that is stored in the configuration file (bamboo.cfg.xml). We've prepared the following encryption methods:

  • Basic encryption - This method uses a Base64 cipher, which is a simple obfuscation. It’s recommended for users who don’t want to store passwords in plain text, or have to meet specific requirements to encode them.
  • Advanced encryption This method uses the Cipher algorithm that allows you to choose the algorithm used to encrypt your password. It provides more security as you don't have to store the encrypted password anywhere in the configuration file, which makes it difficult to find and decrypt.
  • Custom Cipher - If you have extra requirements for storing the password, you can create your own Cipher based on our implementation and examples.

For detailed description of each method, see Encrypting database password.


Java 11 DATA CENTER SERVER

Following on our promise to add support for Java 11, we’re happy to announce that it’s finally here! Java SE 11 is the latest Long-Term-Support release, so you’ll be able to get updates and fixes for longer.


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July 2021 - Bamboo 8.0

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