TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Jenkins

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Continuous integration

Jenkins is an award-winning application that monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron. Among those things, current Jenkins focuses on building/testing software projects continuously (e.g., like CruiseControl) and monitoring executions of externally-run jobs.

Stable version: 14.1 (changelog)

This appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

  • Jenkins configurations:
    • Jenkins is installed from the Long Term Support package repository managed directly by the Jenkins project.

      Security note: Updates to Jenkins may require supervision so they ARE NOT configured to install automatically. See below for updating Jenkins.

    • Jenkins is preconfigured to use PAM authentication.
    • Includes all popular VCS clients and related Jenkins plugins for Git, Bazaar, Mercurial and Subversion.
    • JENKINS_HOME configured in environment: /var/local/lib/jenkins.
  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Includes postfix MTA (bound to localhost) for sending of email (e.g. password recovery).
  • Webmin modules for configuring Apache and Postfix.

Supervised Manual Jenkins Update

To upgrade to the latest version of Jenkins from the command line:

apt-get update
apt-get install jenkins

We recommend subscribing to the Jenkins Security Advisories mailing list

Usage details & Logging in for Administration

  • Jenkins: default username is email set at first boot

No default passwords: For security reasons there are no default passwords. All passwords are set at system initialization time.

Ignore SSL browser warning: browsers don't like self-signed SSL certificates, but this is the only kind that can be generated automatically without paying a commercial Certificate Authority.

Web - point your browser at either:

  1. http://12.34.56.789/ - not encrypted so no browser warning
  2. https://12.34.56.789/ - encrypted with self-signed SSL certificate

Username for database administration:

Login as MySQL username root at

  1. https://12.34.56.789:12322/ - Adminer database management web app
  2. MySQL command line tool:
    $ mysql --user root --password
    Enter password:
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
    
    mysql>
    

Username for OS system administration:

Login as root except on AWS marketplace which uses username admin.

  1. Point your browser to:
  2. Login with SSH client:
    ssh root@12.34.56.789
    

    Special case for AWS marketplace:

    ssh admin@12.34.56.789
    

* Replace 12.34.56.789 with a valid IP or hostname.