v2.26.5 Armory Continuous Deployment Release (Spinnaker™ v1.26.6)

Release notes for Armory Continuous Deployment v2.26.5

2022/01/21 Release Notes

Note: If you’re experiencing production issues after upgrading Spinnaker, rollback to a previous working version and please report issues to http://go.armory.io/support.

Required Halyard or Operator version

To install, upgrade, or configure Armory 2.26.5, use one of the following tools: ​

  • Armory-extended Halyard 1.12 or later
    • 2.26.x is the last minor release that you can use Halyard to install or manage. Future releases require the Armory Operator. For more information, see Halyard Deprecation. ​
  • Armory Operator 1.2.6 or later


Armory scans the codebase as we develop and release software. Contact your Armory account representative for information about CVE scans for this release.

Breaking changes

Breaking changes are kept in this list for 3 minor versions from when the change is introduced. For example, a breaking change introduced in 2.21.0 appears in the list up to and including the 2.24.x releases. It would not appear on 2.25.x release notes.

Java 11.0.11+, TLS 1.1 communication failure

This is an issue between Java 11.0.11 and TLSv1.1. Only installations using TLSv1.1 will encounter communication failures between services when those services upgrade to Java 11.0.11+.

TLSv1.1 was deprecated in March of 2020 and reached end-of-life in March of 2021. You should no longer be using TLSv1.1 for secure communication.

Oracle released Java 11.0.11 in April of 2021. Java 11.0.11 dropped support for TLSv1.1. See the Java release notes for details.


Any services running under Java 11.0.11+ and using TLSv1.1 will encounter a communication failure. For example, you will see a communication failure between an Armory CD service running under Java 11.0.1 and MySQL 5.7 if the MySQL driver is using TLSv1.1.

The version of Java depends on the version used by the Docker container’s OS. Most Armory CD services are using Alpine 3.11 or 3.12, which does not use Java 11.0.11. However, Alpine 3.11 is end-of-life in November of 2021, and 3.12 is end-of-life in May of 2022. There is no guarantee that Java 11.0.11+ won’t be added to those container images by some other manner. You should modify your TLSv1.1 environment now so you don’t encounter communication failures.


Choose the option that best fits your environment.

  1. Disable TLSv1.1 and enable TLSv1.2 (preferred):

    See Knowledge Base articles Disabling TLS 1.1 in Spinnaker and Specifying the Protocols to be used and How to fix TLS error “Reason: extension (5) should not be presented in certificate_request”.

  2. Add a query parameter to the MySQL JDBC URIs:


    Note that this only fixes communication between Armory CD and MySQL.

    See MySQL communication failure when using TSL1.1 for more information.

Kubernetes version for deployment targets

Armory CD 2.26 no longer supports Kubernetes deployment targets prior to version 1.16.


Any Kubernetes deployment target must run version 1.16 or higher. If you try to deploy to clusters older than 1.16, you may see errors like the following in the UI:

The UI shows an Unexpected Task Failure error.

Additionally, errors like the following appear in the Clouddriver logs:

2021-05-04 21:17:16.032 WARN 1 --- [0.0-7002-exec-9] c.n.s.c.k.c.ManifestController : Failed to read manifest

com.netflix.spinnaker.clouddriver.kubernetes.op.handler.UnsupportedVersionException: No replicaSet is supported at api version extensions/v1beta1
at com.netflix.spinnaker.clouddriver.kubernetes.op.handler.KubernetesReplicaSetHandler.status(KubernetesReplicaSetHandler.java:98) ~[clouddriver-kubernetes.jar:na]
2021-05-05 14:29:09.653 WARN 1 --- [utionAction-538] c.n.s.c.k.c.a.KubernetesCachingAgent : kubernetes/KubernetesCoreCachingAgent[1/1]: Failure adding relationships for service

com.netflix.spinnaker.clouddriver.kubernetes.op.handler.UnsupportedVersionException: No replicaSet is supported at api version extensions/v1beta1
at com.netflix.spinnaker.clouddriver.kubernetes.op.handler.KubernetesReplicaSetHandler.getPodTemplateLabels(KubernetesReplicaSetHandler.java:167)


If you are affected by this change, perform the following tasks to update your applications:

  • Upgrade the Kubernetes clusters that you are trying to deploy to. They must run version 1.16 or higher.
  • If you have manifest files using deprecated APIs, update them to use newer APIs. For more information on which APIs are deprecated in each Kubernetes version and how to migrate, see the Kubernetes Deprecated API Migration Guide.

Introduced in: Armory CD 2.26.0

Kubernetes infrastructure in the UI

Starting in 2.26, the UI has been updated to more closely follow immutable infrastructure principles.

When you navigate to the Infrastructure tab in the UI for an application that has the Kubernetes provider configured, actions that change the Kubernetes infrastructure (such as Create or Delete), including Clusters, Load Balancers, and Firewalls, are no longer available.


Users do not see these actions in the UI by default. You must configure the UI to display them if you want your users to be able to perform them through the UI.


Whether or not these actions are available in the UI is controlled by the following property in settings-local.yml:

window.spinnakerSettings.kubernetesAdHocInfraWritesEnabled = <boolean>;

This setting does not completely prevent users from modifying Kubernetes infrastructure through Armory CD. To do so, you must use the Policy Engine and write policies using the spinnaker.http.authz package.

If you use the Policy Engine to control which user roles can see the UI actions and be able to use them, you must set this property to true. Setting the value to false hides the buttons for all users regardless of whether you grant specific users access to the buttons through the Policy Engine.

This property affects Kubernetes infrastructure only. The behavior is slightly different depending on if the application has only the Kubernetes provider configured or Kubernetes and other providers, such as AWS.

If the application only has the Kubernetes provider configured, the following applies:

  • When set to true, this property causes the UI to function as it did in previous releases. This allows people to manually create and delete Kubernetes infrastructure from the UI.
  • When set to false, this property causes the actions to be unavailable to users. This prevents users from manually creating and deleting Kubernetes infrastructure from the UI. The users can still view the infrastructure but cannot make changes through the UI.

If the application includes Kubernetes and other providers, the following applies:

  • When set to true, this property causes the UI to function as it did in previous releases. This allows people to manually create and delete Kubernetes infrastructure from the UI. Users can continue to select whether they want to create Kubernetes or other infrastructure in the UI.
  • When set to false, this property causes Kubernetes to be unavailable as an option when trying to modify infrastructure from the UI. Users can still make changes to infrastructure for the application from cloud providers, such as AWS, but not Kubernetes.

Introduced in: Armory CD 2.26.0

Known issues

Bake failures

The Packer version included with Rosco disregards package overrides that use the -var-file= option. This may cause bakes to fail.

Affected versions: 2.22.2 and later

SpEL expressions and artifact binding

There is an issue where it appears that SpEL expressions are not being evaluated properly in artifact declarations (such as container images) for events such as the Deploy Manifest stage. What is actually happening is that an artifact binding is overriding the image value.


2.27.x or later: Disable artifact binding by adding the following parameter to the stage JSON: enableArtifactBinding: false.

2.26.x or later: Change the artifact binding behavior in spec.spinnakerConfig.profiles.clouddriver (Operator) or clouddriver-local.yml (Halyard) to the following, which causes artifacts to only bind the version when the tag is missing:

    docker-image: match-name-only

This setting only binds the version when the tag is missing, such as image: nginx without a version number.

Affected versions: 2.26.x and later

Pipelines-as-Code GitHub comments

There is a known issue where Pipelines-as-Code can generate hundreds of comments in a GitHub Pull Request (PR) when updates are made, such as when a module that is used by multiple dinghyfiles gets changed. These comments may prevent the GitHub UI from loading or related API calls may lead to rate limiting.

Affected versions: 2.26.x and later


You can either manually resolve the comments so that you can merge any PRs or turn the notifications that Pipelines-as-Code sends to GitHub.

For information about about how to disable this functionality, see GitHub Notifications.

Secrets do not work with Spring Cloud Config

If you enable Spring Cloud Config all the properties (e.g. Docker) using Secrets are not resolved when Spring Cloud tries to refresh.

Affected versions:

  • 2.26.x and later

Known Affected providers in Clouddriver:

  • Kubernetes
  • Cloudfoundry
  • Docker


Do not use secrets for properties that are annotated with @RefreshScope.

Highlighted updates

Terraform Show stage

There is a new Terraform Show stage available as part of the Terraform Integration. This stage is the equivalent of running the terraform show command with Terraform. The JSON output from your planfile can be used in subsequent stages.

To use the stage, select Terraform for the stage type and Show as the action in the stage configuration UI. Note that the Show stage depends on your Plan stage. For more information, see the Show Stage section in the Terraform Integration docs.

Spinnaker Community Contributions

There have also been numerous enhancements, fixes, and features across all of Spinnaker’s other services. See the Spinnaker v1.26.6 changelog for details.

Detailed updates

Bill Of Materials (BOM)

Here’s the BOM for this version.

version: 2.26.5
timestamp: "2022-01-19 21:15:17"
        commit: 2957f1021447910d60f0f6e9e290988c9b5a11e0
        version: 2.26.25
        commit: 0180fcf0a08b0121c5d9af9d3c589487368ad7f4
        version: 2.26.12
        commit: d1406fad85771d7f44a266d3302d6195c00d7ec2
        version: 2.26.13
        commit: ce4f4ed265be8cb746784c6fd4bed7bf5156107e
        version: 2.26.13
        commit: e46182a670fc9bac7c02f809df7ffe65c89ba148
        version: 2.26.14
        commit: 7e14c30538a9b97468aba0360408abf4a06bc0dd
        version: 2.26.15
        commit: 41c92b2d613e47521c60d2c9036504ff405fbb91
        version: 2.26.13
        commit: 889135384533cd723c0a6377a37a7365cf92a8b2
        version: 2.26.13
        commit: 2403ad86e76898a65939ebdf879bf287fa8b1429
        version: 2.26.14
        version: 2.26.0
        version: 2.26.0
        commit: 624af61e6bf75bc92e67a6bef6439f8ae29ec79a
        version: 2.26.19
        commit: cbb42562fad6583e6efcb24a7378cb6fd84668f0
        version: 2.26.19
        commit: 0cded7056eeecbb85a70a1b94fe1ce83613295bf
        version: 2.26.15
        version: 2:2.8.4-2
    dockerRegistry: docker.io/armory


Armory Kayenta - 2.26.13…2.26.14

Dinghy™ - 2.26.12…2.26.13

Armory Deck - 2.26.11…2.26.12

  • feat(terraform): Adds show option for terraform stage (backport #1149) (#1151)

Terraformer™ - 2.26.14…2.26.15

  • feat(terraform): Adds show option for terraform stage (#447) (#449)

Armory Igor - 2.26.12…2.26.13

Armory Clouddriver - 2.26.24…2.26.25

  • chore(cd): update base service version to clouddriver:2021. (#514)
  • chore(cd): update base service version to clouddriver:2022. (#525)

Armory Orca - 2.26.18…2.26.19

Armory Echo - 2.26.12…2.26.13

Armory Gate - 2.26.12…2.26.13

Armory Fiat - 2.26.13…2.26.14

Armory Front50 - 2.26.14…2.26.15

Armory Rosco - 2.26.18…2.26.19

Last modified August 17, 2023: (525a0c04)