2018 was an amazing year for Heroku and our customers. We want to extend a big thank you for your feedback, beta participation, and spirit of innovation, which inspires us every day to continuously improve and advance the platform.

In the past year, we released a range of new features to make the developer experience more productive, more standards based, and more open. We achieved significant compliance milestones, provided trust controls for creating multi-cloud apps, and improved our existing lineup of data services.

With that, we’d like to take a moment and look back at some of the highlights from 2018. We hope you enjoy it, and we look forward to an even more exciting 2019!

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We are happy to announce two major improvements to our SSO experience for Heroku Enterprise customers: easier SSO login for users via the Heroku CLI, and the ability for admins to add more than one certificate at the Enterprise Team level.

Logging into all your different cloud applications can be a pain. We know that many of you like to use Heroku via the command line interface and in your web browser side-by-side, and until now that has meant logging in via SSO separately to each interface. You'll now be redirected from the CLI to the Dashboard to complete your SSO login to Heroku, after which your SSO credentials will be synced.

We've also made the administrative experience for...


Last October, we announced the ability for you to deploy pre-built Docker images to Heroku via Container Registry. Today, building Docker images with heroku.yml is generally available; you can now:

  • Use git push heroku master to build your Docker images on Heroku
  • Take advantage of review apps in Docker-based projects

For most teams, using containers in production requires you to spend time setting up and maintaining complex infrastructure. By using heroku.yml to build your Docker images, you get the power and flexibility of using Docker to package your app, combined with Heroku’s high-productivity developer experience, container orchestration, an add-ons ecosystem, and managed...


Your Heroku application's journey to production begins with a buildpack that detects what kind of app you have, what tools you need to run, and how to tune your app for peak performance. In this way, buildpacks reduce your operational burden and let you to spend more time creating value for your customers. That's why we're excited to announce a new buildpack initiative with contributions from Heroku and Pivotal.

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The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has accepted Cloud Native Buildpacks to the Cloud Native Sandbox. Cloud Native Buildpacks turn source code into Docker images. In doing so, they give you more power to customize your runtime while making your apps more...


Today we're excited to announce Site-to-Site Virtual Private Network (VPN) support for Heroku Private Spaces. Heroku customers can now establish secure, site-to-site IPsec connections between Private Spaces on Heroku and their offices, datacenters and deployments on non-AWS clouds.

VPN is a powerful, proven and widely-adopted technology for securely combining multiple networks (or adding individual hosts to a network) over encrypted links that span the public Internet. VPN is well-understood and in use by most enterprise IT departments, and is supported on all major cloud providers and by a range of hardware and software-based systems.


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