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

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.3.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

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

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args

dictionary

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

integer

The request timeout in seconds

Default: 10

url

string

The jenkins server to execute the script against. The default is a local jenkins instance that is not being proxied through a webserver.

Default: "http://localhost:8080"

user

string

The username to connect to the jenkins server with.

validate_certs

boolean

If set to false, the SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only set to false used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates as it avoids verifying the source site.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

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: false

Return Values

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

Key

Description

output

string

Result of script

Returned: success

Sample: "Result: true"

Authors

  • James Hogarth (@hogarthj)