Dive into Jenkins Roles

Concept of Roles in Jenkins

A role in Jenkins basically refers to a user that can has access to Jenkins. A user can be an administrator or any non-admin privileged entity.

A role can be assigned to a user to indicate the set of privileges assigned to that particular user. These privileges can be admin privileges or an admin user can then create many roles and add users to our Jenkins and allot a role specific to a particular user’s tasks.

Jenkins – A small introduction

Jenkins is an open source automation server which can be used to automate all sorts of tasks related to building, testing, and delivering or even deploying software. Few of the features of Jenkins that make it the first-choice for a user are :

  • Easy installation
  • Variety of plugins
  • Easy configuration
  • Extensible
  • Distributed

To use the concept of roles in Jenkins, we need to install a plugin known as Role-based authorization strategy.

Description of this plugin : Enables user authorization using a Role-Based strategy. Roles can be defined globally or for particular jobs or nodes selected by regular expressions.

Let’s move ahead and start with how to create roles.

Step 1.

Go to the Jenkins Dashboard -> Click on Manage Jenkins -> Click on Manage Users.

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Step 2.

On the left panel, you would see a Create User option. Enter user credentials.

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Now, since you have installed the Role-based authorization plugin, you would see a new option for “Manage and Assign Roles” in the Manage Jenkins section.

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Dive into Jenkins Roles

Jenkins Is Getting Old — It’s Time to Move On

By far, Jenkins is the most adopted tool for continuous integration, owning nearly 50% of the market share. As so many developers are using it, it has excellent community support, like no other Jenkins alternative. With that, it has more than 1,500 plugins available for continuous integration and delivery purposes.

We love and respect Jenkins. After all, it’s the first tool we encountered at the beginning of our automation careers. But as things are rapidly changing in the automation field, Jenkins is** left behind with his old approach**. Even though many developers and companies are using it, most of them aren’t happy with it. Having used it ourselves on previous projects, we quickly became frustrated by its lack of functionality, numerous maintenance issues, dependencies, and scaling problems.

We decided to investigate if other developers face the same problems and quickly saw the need to create a tool ourselves. We asked some developers at last year’s AWS Summit in Berlin about this. Most of them told us that they chose Jenkins because it’s free in the first place. However, many of them expressed interest in trying to use some other Jenkins alternative.

#devops #continuous integration #jenkins #devops adoption #jenkins ci #jenkins pipeline #devops continuous integration #jenkins automation #jenkins scripts #old technology

Dive into Jenkins Roles

Concept of Roles in Jenkins

A role in Jenkins basically refers to a user that can has access to Jenkins. A user can be an administrator or any non-admin privileged entity.

A role can be assigned to a user to indicate the set of privileges assigned to that particular user. These privileges can be admin privileges or an admin user can then create many roles and add users to our Jenkins and allot a role specific to a particular user’s tasks.

Jenkins – A small introduction

Jenkins is an open source automation server which can be used to automate all sorts of tasks related to building, testing, and delivering or even deploying software. Few of the features of Jenkins that make it the first-choice for a user are :

  • Easy installation
  • Variety of plugins
  • Easy configuration
  • Extensible
  • Distributed

To use the concept of roles in Jenkins, we need to install a plugin known as Role-based authorization strategy.

Description of this plugin : Enables user authorization using a Role-Based strategy. Roles can be defined globally or for particular jobs or nodes selected by regular expressions.

Let’s move ahead and start with how to create roles.

Step 1.

Go to the Jenkins Dashboard -> Click on Manage Jenkins -> Click on Manage Users.

jenkins-roles-manage-jenkins

Step 2.

On the left panel, you would see a Create User option. Enter user credentials.

jenkins-roles-manage-&-assign-roles

Now, since you have installed the Role-based authorization plugin, you would see a new option for “Manage and Assign Roles” in the Manage Jenkins section.

#scala #devops #jenkins #jenkins ci/cd #jenkins plugins

Kira  Nienow

Kira Nienow

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Jenkins — How Can We Get Started Jobs in Jenkins (Part 3)

In the previous article, we learned how to create Users + Manage + Assign Roles in Jenkins. In this article, I will be highlighting how can we create some basic JOBS in Jenkins. Furthermore, these are the points which I am going to explain.

  • How to create a basic Job in Jenkins.
  • Basic Job Configurations.
  • How to run the Job remotely.
  • How to chain Job Execution

How to create a basic Job in Jenkins?

First of all **click **on New Item on the Jenkins Dashboard. Then Give a name to your project. Then you can select a **Freestyle **or **Multi-configuration **project. For this tutorial please go with the Freestyle project. Then click on the **Okay **button.

As soon as you complete these simple steps you will be taken to the **configuration **window. Here you can provide different details about Jobs. There are 5 sections available. **General, Source Code Management, Build Triggers, Build, **and Post-build Actions.

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General Section

Here you can provide a quick description of your project or Job. You can preview it also. You can also use HTML tags inside the description.

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Source Code Management Section

So here in case you want to take the build from any source code system like Git, Bitbucket, or any other source code management portals. We need to add plugins to those source code repositories. But in the coming tutorials, we will see how exactly we can get our build and trigger our Job from a source code management system.

#jenkins-job-builder #jenkins #jenkins-pipeline

Turner  Crona

Turner Crona

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Automate Deployment to CloudHub using CloudHub Deployer Plugin Jenkins

Introduction

We live in an age, Where DevOps and automation are becoming more and more necessary and important in projects. So uploading packages manually to servers or platforms is not feasible and salable when you work with architecture like micro-services. So to tackle this problem we need to implement Continuous Delivery and Deployment cycle in our project. In this post I will be showing you how to do exactly that with Mule applications.

After creating a basic Mule App, you might be wondering how to automate the process of deploying a Mule App to CloudHub. In this post, I will be introducing a Jenkins plugin(Github Repository) that I published recently that enables this use case.

How it is compared to other solution/tools available with Jenkins:

Mule-Maven plugin - With this approach you are tight coupling you build and deploy process and most of time its not good. And its hard to scale this approach when you have multi environment deployment and many applications to manage. This approach will not work if you just want to do deployment.

This approach will take time and effort to get working automation that meets your project requirement. The CloudHub Deployer plugin itself is built using same API why re-invent the wheel.

What we will accomplish here:

Jenkins release pipeline using both free style and pipeline script that automates your mule application deployment to CloudHub.

Prerequisites:

  1. You will need to have Jenkins instance up and running.
  2. A CloudHub account.
  3. You need to have a already built package to follow along. Since I am not covering CI(Continuous Integration) for mule apps, there are plenty article on internet for that.

#integration #deployment #jenkins #mulesoft #mule #deployment automation #cloudhub #jenkins pipeline #jenkins automation

Alycia  Klein

Alycia Klein

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Jenkins Pipeline Groovy script - Part 2 Add a User to a Gitlab Group

My earlier post on Jenkins Pipeline Groovy script - Part 1 , discusses about how to create Gitlab group using Jenkins Pipeline Groovy script. In this post, I am discussing about how to add list of Users to newly created Gitlab group or existing group with specific permission granted to them. In companies while handling big projects and maintaining enormous code repositories, it is very much important to know what permissions supposed to be given to each member in the team.

Because giving wrong permission to team member, opens big path for problems if the team member really unaware about how efficiently the permission can be used for good purpose. Hence giving right permissions to the team member is very serious business for quick and reliable delivery. And yes, this also avoids team member intervening unnecessarily to the projects where they do not actually belong.

1. Gitlab User Restful API

Gitlab exposes it’s functionality via Restful APIs which can be consumed via curl script or any programming language like Groovy and Python., etc. To add user to Gitlab group, Gitlab Project members Restful APIs are consumed in this tutorial.

Adding group members to GitHub

So who are Users in Gitlab Project, Users are team members who work on code level changes as developer or owner to the specific Gitlab project repositories or can even play any role(mentioned section 1.1) depending on the project requirement.

1.1 Gitlab User Permission Level

Based on the responsibility and the role of the team members assigned in the project level, Gitlab offers following member permissions level.

  • Guest (10)
  • Reporter (20)
  • Developer (30)
  • Maintainer (40)
  • Owner (50)

Though the permission level varies for different role, all the users have permission to clone or download the project code, leave the comments and create the issues in Gitlab Project where they belong. suppose, if any of the team member leaves the project, merge request and created issues will be unassigned automatically.

2. Pipeline Groovy script to add user to Gitlab group

So how to add users to Gitlab group, my earlier post on Jenkins Pipeline Groovy script - Part 1, discusses on how to create Gitlab group using Pipeline Groovy script. Here I am explaining about how to add team members to a newly created Gitlab group or existing group. Let’s create groovy class with name addUserToGitlabGroup.groovy

What is this groovy class does:

  • Checks whether the user has access to Gitlab URL instance or not
  • Only if the user has access, then adds the user to mentioned Gitlab group with given access level

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