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.

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 »

SonarQube: running tests from Jenkins Pipeline in Docker

18 June 2019
 

 The task is to run our backend PHP tests using SonarQube from a jenkins Pipeline job. Jenkins running in Docker and all its builds also uses Docker. The main issue I faced during this setup was the fact that SonarQube’s container inside spawns another process with Elastisearch (while Docker concept says “1 service per one… Read More »

Jenkins: running PHPUnit from Codeception by a Pull Request in Github and Allure-reports

6 June 2019
 

 The task is to create a Jenkins Scripted Pipeline job to run PHPUnit with our PHP-based backend unit-tests. To run PHPUnit Codeception will be used. This Jenkins job must be triggered from a Github repository after creating Pull Request so will use Github Pull-Request Builder plugin here. To view generated reports – Allure Jenkins plugin… Read More »

AWS: IAM users keys rotation, EC2 IAM Roles and Jenkins

30 May 2019
 

 Today I checked our IAM-users and “suddenly” recalled that it’s good to update their credentials sometimes: Well, that’s good to do but here is a question: it’s simple enough to set an expire for keys in IAM, but what to do with all scripts which are used in our Jenkins and which are using those… Read More »