Changes to Rerunning Workflows and Approval Jobs Beginning November 2, 2020

I want to let you know about some changes we’re making to rerunning workflows and approving jobs in workflows.

Beginning on November 2, 2020, to rerun a workflow, or approve jobs in a workflow:

  1. The workflow must belong to a pipeline
  2. The pipeline must be less than 3 months old

We expect little impact to customers. All new workflows triggered on CircleCI are part of a pipeline, as of June 1, 2020, and we have observed no reruns of pre-pipeline workflows since early August 2020.

When will these changes come into effect?

We plan to make them effective beginning November 2, 2020.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create a pipeline?

As of June 1, 2020, all Webhooks, API, and Scheduled Workflow triggers on create pipelines.

The simplest way to create a pipeline is to push a change to a branch in GitHub or BitBucket.

How do I create a pipeline without changing my branch?

If you want to create a pipeline for an old branch without making changes to it, you can trigger pipeline creation via the v2 API.