Category Archives: Jenkins

Jenkins is an open source automation server written in Java. Jenkins helps to automate the non-human part of the software development process, with continuous integration and facilitating technical aspects of continuous delivery. It is a server-based system that runs in servlet containers such as Apache Tomcat.

Helm: helm-secrets – sensitive data encryption with AWS KMS and use it with Jenkins

16 May 2020

 So, as a follow-up to the Helm: Kubernetes package manager – an overview, getting started post – let’s discuss about sensitive data in our Helm charts. What I want is to store a chart files in a repository, but even if such a repo will be a private Github repo – I still don’t want… Read More »

AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service: a cluster creation automation, part 2 – Ansible, eksctl

1 May 2020

 The first part – AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service: a cluster creation automation, part 1 – CloudFormation. To remind the whole idea is to create an automation process to create an EKS cluster: Ansible uses the cloudformation module to create an infrastructure by using an Outputs of the CloudFormation stack created – Ansible from a template will… Read More »

AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service: a cluster creation automation, part 1 – CloudFormation

24 April 2020

 The task is: create automation to roll out an AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service cluster from scratch. Will use: Ansible: to automate CloudFormation stack creation and to execute eksctl with necessary parameters CloudFormation with NestedStacks: to create an infrastructure – VPC, subnets, SecurityGroups, IAM-roles, etc eksctl: to create a cluster itself using resources created by CloudFormation… Read More »

What is: SAML – an overview, its structure and requests tracing between a Jenkins and Okta SSO

17 November 2019

 During the SAML SSO configuration for our Jenkins, I faced an issue, when some attributes weren’t passed from Okta to the Jenkins instance. So in this post will try to figure out what is SAML in general, will take a short overview of its architecture and main components, and will make some SAML-requests tracing/sniffing to… Read More »

Jenkins: SAML Authentication with Okta SSO and users groups

11 October 2019

 SAML – Secure Assertion Markup Language is used for federated authentication when some service which we need to get access to (a Service Provider), asks another service (an Identity Provider) to perform a user’s authentification. Check the documentation here>>>. Service Provider (SP): is a system where need to authenticate, in our case this will be Jenkins… Read More »

Jenkins: Docker Compose deployment from Ansible with ECR authentication

26 September 2019

 In addition to the AWS: create an Elastic Container Registry and Jenkins deploy job post – the next part, where we will create a new Jenkins job to deploy a Docker Compose file to run our Docker image. Docker Compose file will be updated by an Ansible role called docker-deploy, which will set the desired… Read More »

AWS: create an Elastic Container Registry and Jenkins deploy job

23 September 2019

 The task is to create an AWS ECR repository and add a Jenkins job to build and deploy Docker images to this repository. See the next part – Jenkins: Docker Compose deployment from Ansible with ECR authentication. AWS ECR Go to the ECR, click Get Started, set a new repository name: Lave Mutable, so you’ll be… Read More »

NGINX: multi-branch deployment with Ansible, NGINX map and HTTP Headers

26 June 2019

 We have a standard LEMP setup NGINX, PHP-FPM. Application – Yii-framework, deployed from Jenkins using Ansible role with the synchronize module on backend hosts in a /data/projects/prjectname/frontend/web,  directory which is set as a root for an NGINX virtual host. The task is to have the ability to deploy the same application on the same backend… Read More »

SonarQube: the “SCM provider autodetection failed” error

19 June 2019

 We have a fresh SonarQube installation (see details in the SonarQube: running tests from Jenkins Pipeline from Docker post). The issue But in its dashboard there is always an error: SCM provider autodetection failed. Please use “sonar.scm.provider” to define SCM of your project, or disable the SCM Sensor in the project settings. Also, it’s displayed… Read More »