Bamboo 8.0 Release Notes

July 2021

We are proud to present Bamboo 8.0.

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. If you're an upgrading user, make sure to swing by our upgrade notes to check for any breaking changes.




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.


Known issues SERVER

Bamboo 8.0.2 

We've delivered a fix for this issue in Bamboo 8.0.3.


BAM-21436 - Getting issue details... STATUS

A known issue occurs during status checks performed by Bamboo UI. This is caused by the database lacking DC-specific tables and can be avoided if you create tables manually or switch to Data Center license. The issue will be fixed in the upcoming bug fix release.


Change log

8 December 2021 — Bamboo 8.0.5

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1 November 2021 — Bamboo 8.0.4

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8 October 2021 — Bamboo 8.0.3

The XStream library was upgraded from version 1.4.17 to 1.4.18, which fixes multiple vulnerabilities. This upgrade may break compatibility with some apps using XStream. For more information, contact the respective app vendor.

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21 September 2021 — Bamboo 8.0.2

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2 September 2021 — Bamboo 8.0.1

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30 July 2021 — Bamboo 8.0

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