community.general.jenkins_script – Executes a groovy script in the jenkins instance

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.jenkins_script.

Synopsis

  • The jenkins_script module takes a script plus a dict of values to use within the script and returns the result of the script being run.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
args
string
A dict of key-value pairs used in formatting the script using string.Template (see https://docs.python.org/2/library/string.html#template-strings).
password
string
The password to connect to the jenkins server with.
script
string / required
The groovy script to be executed. This gets passed as a string Template if args is defined.
timeout
string
Default:
10
The request timeout in seconds
url
string
Default:
"http://localhost:8080"
The jenkins server to execute the script against. The default is a local jenkins instance that is not being proxied through a webserver.
user
string
The username to connect to the jenkins server with.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If set to no, the SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only set to no used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates as it avoids verifying the source site.

Notes

Note

  • Since the script can do anything this does not report on changes. Knowing the script is being run it’s important to set changed_when for the ansible output to be clear on any alterations made.

Examples

- name: Obtaining a list of plugins
  community.general.jenkins_script:
    script: 'println(Jenkins.instance.pluginManager.plugins)'
    user: admin
    password: admin

- name: Setting master using a variable to hold a more complicate script
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    setmaster_mode: |
        import jenkins.model.*
        instance = Jenkins.getInstance()
        instance.setMode(${jenkins_mode})
        instance.save()

- name: Use the variable as the script
  community.general.jenkins_script:
    script: "{{ setmaster_mode }}"
    args:
      jenkins_mode: Node.Mode.EXCLUSIVE

- name: Interacting with an untrusted HTTPS connection
  community.general.jenkins_script:
    script: "println(Jenkins.instance.pluginManager.plugins)"
    user: admin
    password: admin
    url: https://localhost
    validate_certs: no

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
output
string
success
Result of script

Sample:
Result: true


Authors

  • James Hogarth (@hogarthj)