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jenkins_plugin - Add or remove Jenkins plugin

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Ansible module which helps to manage Jenkins plugins.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
group
no jenkins
Name of the Jenkins group on the OS.
jenkins_home
no /var/lib/jenkins
Home directory of the Jenkins user.
mode
no 0664
File mode applied on versioned plugins.
name
yes
Plugin name.
owner
no jenkins
Name of the Jenkins user on the OS.
params
no
Option used to allow the user to overwrite any of the other options. To remove an option, set the value of the option to null.
Changed in 2.5.0, 2.4.1, 2.3.3 to raise an error if url_password is specified in params. Use the actual url_password argument instead.
state
no present
  • absent
  • present
  • pinned
  • unpinned
  • enabled
  • disabled
  • latest
Desired plugin state.
If the latest is set, the check for new version will be performed every time. This is suitable to keep the plugin up-to-date.
timeout
no 30
Server connection timeout in secs.
updates_expiration
no 86400
Number of seconds after which a new copy of the update-center.json file is downloaded. This is used to avoid the need to download the plugin to calculate its checksum when latest is specified.
Set it to 0 if no cache file should be used. In that case, the plugin file will always be downloaded to calculate its checksum when latest is specified.
updates_url
no https://updates.jenkins-ci.org
URL of the Update Centre.
Used as the base URL to download the plugins and the update-center.json JSON file.
url
no http://localhost:8080
URL of the Jenkins server.
version
no
Plugin version number.
If this option is specified, all plugin dependencies must be installed manually.
It might take longer to verify that the correct version is installed. This is especially true if a specific version number is specified.
Quote the version to prevent the value to be interpreted as float. For example if 1.20 would be unquoted, it would become 1.2.
with_dependencies
no yes
  • yes
  • no
Defines whether to install plugin dependencies.
This option takes effect only if the version is not defined.

Examples

- name: Install plugin
  jenkins_plugin:
    name: build-pipeline-plugin

- name: Install plugin without its dependencies
  jenkins_plugin:
    name: build-pipeline-plugin
    with_dependencies: no

- name: Make sure the plugin is always up-to-date
  jenkins_plugin:
    name: token-macro
    state: latest

- name: Install specific version of the plugin
  jenkins_plugin:
    name: token-macro
    version: "1.15"

- name: Pin the plugin
  jenkins_plugin:
    name: token-macro
    state: pinned

- name: Unpin the plugin
  jenkins_plugin:
    name: token-macro
    state: unpinned

- name: Enable the plugin
  jenkins_plugin:
    name: token-macro
    state: enabled

- name: Disable the plugin
  jenkins_plugin:
    name: token-macro
    state: disabled

- name: Uninstall plugin
  jenkins_plugin:
    name: build-pipeline-plugin
    state: absent

#
# Example of how to authenticate
#
# my_jenkins_params:
#   url_username: admin
#
- name: Install plugin
  jenkins_plugin:
    name: build-pipeline-plugin
    params: "{{ my_jenkins_params }}"
    url_password: p4ssw0rd
    url: http://localhost:8888
# Note that url_password **can not** be placed in params as params could end up in a log file

#
# Example of a Play which handles Jenkins restarts during the state changes
#
- name: Jenkins Master play
  hosts: jenkins-master
  vars:
    my_jenkins_plugins:
      token-macro:
        enabled: yes
      build-pipeline-plugin:
        version: "1.4.9"
        pinned: no
        enabled: yes
  tasks:
    - name: Install plugins without a specific version
      jenkins_plugin:
        name: "{{ item.key }}"
      register: my_jenkins_plugin_unversioned
      when: >
        'version' not in item.value
      with_dict: "{{ my_jenkins_plugins }}"

    - name: Install plugins with a specific version
      jenkins_plugin:
        name: "{{ item.key }}"
        version: "{{ item.value['version'] }}"
      register: my_jenkins_plugin_versioned
      when: >
        'version' in item.value
      with_dict: "{{ my_jenkins_plugins }}"

    - name: Initiate the fact
      set_fact:
        jenkins_restart_required: no

    - name: Check if restart is required by any of the versioned plugins
      set_fact:
        jenkins_restart_required: yes
      when: item.changed
      with_items: "{{ my_jenkins_plugin_versioned.results }}"

    - name: Check if restart is required by any of the unversioned plugins
      set_fact:
        jenkins_restart_required: yes
      when: item.changed
      with_items: "{{ my_jenkins_plugin_unversioned.results }}"

    - name: Restart Jenkins if required
      service:
        name: jenkins
        state: restarted
      when: jenkins_restart_required

    - name: Wait for Jenkins to start up
      uri:
        url: http://localhost:8080
        status_code: 200
        timeout: 5
      register: jenkins_service_status
      # Keep trying for 5 mins in 5 sec intervals
      retries: 60
      delay: 5
      until: >
         'status' in jenkins_service_status and
         jenkins_service_status['status'] == 200
      when: jenkins_restart_required

    - name: Reset the fact
      set_fact:
        jenkins_restart_required: no
      when: jenkins_restart_required

    - name: Plugin pinning
      jenkins_plugin:
        name: "{{ item.key }}"
        state: "{{ 'pinned' if item.value['pinned'] else 'unpinned'}}"
      when: >
        'pinned' in item.value
      with_dict: "{{ my_jenkins_plugins }}"

    - name: Plugin enabling
      jenkins_plugin:
        name: "{{ item.key }}"
        state: "{{ 'enabled' if item.value['enabled'] else 'disabled'}}"
      when: >
        'enabled' in item.value
      with_dict: "{{ my_jenkins_plugins }}"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here Return Values, the following are the fields unique to this module:

name description returned type sample
state
state of the target, after execution
success string present
plugin
plugin name
success string build-pipeline-plugin


Notes

Note

  • Plugin installation should be run under root or the same user which owns the plugin files on the disk. Only if the plugin is not installed yet and no version is specified, the API installation is performed which requires only the Web UI credentials.
  • It’s necessary to notify the handler or call the service module to restart the Jenkins service after a new plugin was installed.
  • Pinning works only if the plugin is installed and Jenkis service was successfully restarted after the plugin installation.
  • It is not possible to run the module remotely by changing the url parameter to point to the Jenkins server. The module must be used on the host where Jenkins runs as it needs direct access to the plugin files.

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

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