Jenkins is an open-source automation server that can be used to automate parts of the software development process, including building, testing, and deploying applications.
Jenkins is often used in conjunction with continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) practices. CI is a process of automating the building, testing, and integration of code changes on a regular basis. CD is a process of automating the deployment of code changes to production on a regular basis.
enkins can be used to create and manage CI/CD pipelines. A pipeline is a sequence of steps that are executed in order to build, test, and deploy an application. Jenkins pipelines can be defined using a variety of tools, such as the Jenkinsfile or the Jenkins Pipeline Builder.
Jenkins is a popular choice for CI/CD because it is open-source, extensible, and easy to use. It also has a large community of users and contributors who provide support and plugins.
Installing Jenkins with Docker
We need to use the following docker-compose:
Remember to check the logs for the first time password:
docker logs <containerid>
docker exec jenkins cat /var/jenkins_home/secrets/initialAdminPassword
or directly in the container’s log looking in Portainer.