Adding a Plugin to Jenkins

15 minutes
  • 5 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this lab, you will be provided with a server that has Jenkins pre-installed but not fully configured.

As part of this lab, you will need to configure it for first use. After configuration and gaining access to the GUI, you will install the plugin that changes the theme.

Once installed, you will enable the new theme to ensure the plugin is working.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Log In to the Provided Server

Log in to the server as cloud_user with the provided password to ensure you can log in. When the file SERVER-READY is shown in the /home/cloud_user folder, then you can follow along with the tasks.

Log In to the Jenkins Instance on Port 8080

The supplied CentOS 8 server has Jenkins pre-installed but not configured. Use the same username and password as the provided server to log into the GUI.

Configure Jenkins for First Use
  • Connect to the provided Jenkins server at port 8080.
  • Configure the Jenkins server for first use by adding the key as mentioned on the initial landing page, creating a user called admin, and then installing the default plugins.
Install a Plugin Called Dark Theme

Do what is required to locate the plugin called Dark Theme, and then install and enable the plugin.

Under Configure System, Activate the Dark Theme

You will find the settings to enable the dark theme under Configure System. Select Dark and then Save. Your Jenkins should now be using the dark theme.

Additional Resources

Your development team needs to know how to create jobs in Jenkins using the GUI. Your manager would like someone to have experience with using the GUI to create a job.

You have been asked to perform this task and install a plugin using the GUI.

The server you have been provided has Jenkins installed and available on port 8080. The Jenkins user has been configured with sudo permissions and an SSH key but has not otherwise been configured.

You will need to do the following tasks.

  1. Connect to the provided Jenkins server at port 8080.
  2. Configure the Jenkins server for first use by adding the key as mentioned on the initial landing page, creating a user called admin, and then installing the default plugins.
  3. Do what is required to locate the plugin called Dark Theme. Install and enable it.
  4. You will find the settings to enable the dark theme under Configure System. Select Dark and Save. Your Jenkins should now be using the dark theme.

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