In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Jenkins on Ubuntu 14.04. For those of you who didn’t know, Jenkins is an open-source continuous integration tool written in Java. Jenkins provides continuous integration services for software development. It is a server-based system running in a servlet container such as Apache Tomcat. It supports SCM tools including AccuRev, CVS, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Clearcase, and RTC, and can execute Apache Ant and Apache Maven-based projects as well as arbitrary shell scripts and Windows batch commands.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Jenkins on ubuntu 14.04.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 14.04, and any other Debian-based distribution.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Jenkins on Ubuntu 14.04
Step 1. First of all, we have to install Java JDK.
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
Step 2. Install the Apache webserver.
apt-get install apache2
Step 3. Install Jenkins on the Ubuntu system.
Add the key and source list to apt:
wget -q -O - https://jenkins-ci.org/debian/jenkins-ci.org.key | sudo apt-key add -
Create a sources list for Jenkins:
sh -c 'echo deb http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/debian binary/ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jenkins.list'
Update the cache:
After the cache has been updated, start to proceed with installation Jenkins:
apt-get install jenkins
Step 4. Start Jenkins service.
Jenkins will write log files to /var/log/jenkins/jenkins.log. You can also fine-tune the configuration.
Step 5. Access Jenkins.
Finally, after the installation is complete you can visit the following address in your browser
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Jenkins. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Jenkins web server on ubuntu 14.04 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Jenkins website.