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

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 4.2.0).

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 Choices/Defaults Comments
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
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)