v2.30.2 Armory Continuous Deployment Release (Spinnaker™ v1.30.3)

Release notes for Armory Continuous Deployment v2.30.2

2023/08/29 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 Armory Operator version

To install, upgrade, or configure Armory 2.30.2, use Armory Operator 1.70 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.

Orca requires RDBMS configured for UTF-8 encoding


  • 2.28.6 migrates to the AWS MySQL driver from the OSS MySQL drivers. This change is mostly seamless, but we’ve identified one breaking change. If your database was created without utf8mb4 you will see failures after this upgrade. utf8mb4 is the recommended DB format for any Spinnaker database, and we don’t anticipate most users who’ve followed setup instructions to encounter this failure. However, we’re calling out this change as a safeguard.

Introduced in: Armory CD 2.28.6

Update kubectl to 1.20


With 2.28 of Spinnaker, we’ve updated the kubectl binary to a 1.20 release. You may have potential caching issues as a result due to certain resources in Kubernetes being removed and/or no longer supported. Look for failures in your log files and exclude resources that don’t match your target cluster. For example, adding “PodPreset” to the “omitKinds” on your Kubernetes account configs would cause Spinnaker to skip trying to cache resources that no longer be able to be cached in newer kubernetes releases.

Introduced in: Armory CD 2.28.0

Plugin compatibility

Due to changes in the underlying services, older versions of some plugins may not work with Armory CD 2.30.x or later.

The following table lists the plugins and their required minimum version:

Scale Agent for Spinnaker and Kubernetes Clouddriver Plugin0.11.0
App Name0.2.0
AWS Lambda1.0.10
Evaluate Artifacts0.1.1
External Accounts0.3.0
Observability Plugin1.3.1
Policy Engine0.3.0
Kubernetes Custom Resource Status3.0.x

Known issues

Artifact Binding

Customers who utilize parent pipelines to provide artifacts to child pipelines may encounter unexpected errors or results in 2.30+ as child pipelines may not resolve those artifacts correctly.

Affected versions: Armory CD 2.30.0 and later

1.30+ “required artifacts to bind” breaks pipelines

Expected artifacts can be used in automated triggers and stages, and OSS 1.30 changed the way artifact constraints work on triggers. Unfortunately those changes broke the previous behavior when triggering a pipeline from a stage, and this fix restores the previous behavior.

Affected versions: Armory CD 2.30.0

Clouddriver and Spring Cloud

The Spring Boot version has been upgraded, introducing a backwards incompatible change to the way configuration is loaded in Spinnaker. Users will need to set the spring.cloud.config.enabled property to true in the service settings of Clouddriver to preserve existing behavior. All of the other configuration blocks remain the same.

Affected versions: Armory CD 2.30.0

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

Affected versions: Armory CD 2.27.x and later


Reference Feature Deprecations and end of support

Early access features enabled by default

Automatically cancel Jenkins jobs

You now have the ability to cancel triggered Jenkins jobs when a Spinnaker pipeline is canceled, giving you more control over your full Jenkins workflow. Learn more about Jenkins + Spinnaker in this Spinnaker changelog.

Enhanced BitBucket Server pull request handling

Trigger Spinnaker pipelines natively when pull requests are opened in BitBucket with newly added events including PR opened, deleted, and declined. See Triggering pipelines with Bitbucket Server in the Spinnaker docs for details

Early access features enabled manually

Dynamic rollback timeout

To make the dynamic timeout available, you need to enable the feature flag in Orca and Deck. You need to add this block to orca.yml file if you want to enable the dynamic rollback timeout feature:

    enabled: true

On the Orca side, the feature flag overrides the default value rollback timeout - 5 min - with a UI input from the user.

On the Deck side, the feature flag enhances the Rollback Cluster stage UI with timeout input.

window.spinnakerSettings.feature.dynamicRollbackTimeout = true;

The default is used if there is no value set in the UI.

Pipelines-as-Code PR checks

This feature, when enabled, verifies if the author of a commit that changed app parameters has sufficient WRITE permission for that app. You can specify a list of authors whose permissions are not valid. This option’s purpose is to skip permissions checks for bots and tools.

See Permissions check for a commit for details.

Pipelines-as-Code multi-branch enhancement

Now you can configure Pipeline-as-Code to pull Pipelines-as-Code files from multiple branches on the same repo. Cut out the tedious task of managing multiple repos; have a single repo for Spinnaker application pipelines. See Multiple branches for how to enable and configure this feature.

Terraform template fix

Armory fixed an issue with SpEL expression failures appearing while using Terraformer to serialize data from a Terraform Plan execution. With this feature flag fix enabled, you are able to use the Terraform template file provider. Open a support ticket if you need this fix.

Highlighted updates


  • fix: regression in saml configuration that prevented successful configuration of authn/z

Spinnaker community contributions

There have also been numerous enhancements, fixes, and features across all of Spinnaker’s other services. See the Spinnaker v1.30.3 changelog for details.

Detailed updates

Bill Of Materials (BOM)

Here’s the BOM for this version.

  dockerRegistry: docker.io/armory
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    commit: ec0919166ced870668d787708c249945e9291a01
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    commit: 67b4c66f33b8b97b89e6b052654bebfea460a41f
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    commit: 4d82ef4a72129a715749005235ce0d6ba4778603
    version: 2.30.2
    commit: null
    version: 2.26.0
    commit: null
    version: 2.26.0
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    version: 2.30.2
timestamp: "2023-08-29 01:03:06"
version: 2.30.2


Terraformer™ - 2.30.1…2.30.2

Armory Igor - 2.30.1…2.30.2

Armory Clouddriver - 2.30.1…2.30.2

  • chore(cd): update base service version to clouddriver:2023. (#933)
  • chore(cd): update base service version to clouddriver:2023. (#937)

Armory Rosco - 2.30.1…2.30.2

Armory Gate - 2.30.1…2.30.2

  • fix: esapi CVE scan report (#602) (#603)

Armory Front50 - 2.30.1…2.30.2

Armory Deck - 2.30.1…2.30.2

Armory Kayenta - 2.30.1…2.30.2

Dinghy™ - 2.30.1…2.30.2

Armory Fiat - 2.30.1…2.30.2

Armory Orca - 2.30.1…2.30.2

Armory Echo - 2.30.1…2.30.2


Spinnaker Igor - 1.30.3

Spinnaker Clouddriver - 1.30.3

  • fix(builds): Backport flag for installing aws cli (#6006)

Spinnaker Rosco - 1.30.3

Spinnaker Gate - 1.30.3

Spinnaker Front50 - 1.30.3

Spinnaker Deck - 1.30.3

Spinnaker Kayenta - 1.30.3

Spinnaker Fiat - 1.30.3

Spinnaker Orca - 1.30.3

Spinnaker Echo - 1.30.3

Last modified December 6, 2023: (a0529dfe)