Building with Git in Jenkins

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this lesson we will be leveraging Source Code Management to provide the code for our build. This means that we will add the step of cloning from Git, as well as installing a required build tool and archiving the artifact of the build.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create an Ant Installation on the Jenkins Master

From the dashboard menu on the left, select Configure Jenkins, then select Configure Build Tools. Scroll down to Ant installation and add an installation. Name the installation and check the box for automatic installation.

Create a Freestyle Project That Uses Git and the Ant Installation

From the Jenkins Dashboard select New Item.
Then name the project and select Freestyle project as the type.
In the configuration screen, under Source Code Management, check the box for Git.
Enter the repository to clone:
Under the Build section, select the option to build with Ant, and set it to use the installation that you configured.
The target should be jar.
Under Post-build Actions select Archive the artifacts, and under Advanced, check Fingerprint all archived artifacts.
The artifact to archive is located in the workspace under build/jar/hello.jar.

Additional Resources

The development team has recently made the switch to Github and you have been asked to configure your Jenkins server to build from the Git repository.

The project used Maven and has some post build commands that need to be accounted for. You will need to:

  • Log into the Jenkins master using these credentials:
    • username: student
    • password: OmgPassword!
  • Create an ANT installation on your Jenkins master.
  • Clone this Git repository to the local workspace (it is a public repository):
  • Ensure that the project is configured to build using the Ant build tool and builds the jar target.
  • Archive the artifact build/jar/hello.jar.

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