Jenkins from scratch – HowTo part 2 – Administrate (first time)

after the Part 1 – Install Jenkins
you should access the home page http://localhost:8080

On the left you’ll find a link administrate jenkins : http://localhost:8080/manage

First step you shoutl discover the manage system page :http://localhost:8080/configure
You’ll find a help button on the right of the fields

The default configuration setting should answer for most of the use case. So don’t play with if you didn’t read the help

THE REAL FUN TOY you must know how to use is the plugin manager : http://localhost:8080/pluginManager/

You will be able : to see, install, update plugin for jenkins

If you prefer to use the CLI, let see how to install plugin :
java -jar jenkins-cli.jar -s http://jenkins:8080/ install-plugin xxxxxxx
where xxxxxxxx is the short name of the plugin you want to install

RESTART after a PLUGIN INSTALLATION
On the local website you’ll find a button to restart after a plugin install
on CLI :
java -jar jenkins-cli.jar -s http://jenkins:8080 safe-restart

If you want a list of available plugins :
PLUGIN LIST FROM JENKINS WEBSITE

SECURITY and ACCESS CONTROL
You can force the users to create an account to connect to jenkins
http://localhost:8080/configureSecurity/

See you on part 3 to create your first JOB

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