How to Install Jenkins in centos 7


Jenkins is an open source, Java-based automation server that provides an easy way to set up continuous integration and continuous deployment pipeline (CI / CD).

Continuous Integration (CI) is a DevOps practice where team members execute their commitments regularly switching to version control code, after which automation and automation testing are performed. Continuous Delivery (CD) is a series of practices in which code changes are automatically generated, tested, and transferred to production.


This tutorial will walk you through the steps to install Jenkins on the CentOS 7 system using Jenkins’ official site.

Open terminal and the first step is to install Java. Run the following command to install the OpenJDK package:

[root@fosnix ~]# yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel

 This command is used to enable the Jenkins repository, importing the GPG key using the curl command:

[root@fosnix ~]# curl --silent --location | sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/jenkins.repo

 By this command, the repository is added to the system.

[root@fosnix ~]# rpm --import

When the repositories are installed completely install the package of Jenkins

[root@fosnix ~]# yum install jenkins

This command is to start the service of Jenkins.

[root@fosnix ~]# systemctl start jenkins

To check whether it started successfully run:

[root@fosnix ~]# systemctl status jenkins

Finally, enable the Jenkins service to start on system boot.

[root@fosnix ~]# sudo systemctl enable jenkins

For adjusting the firewall, we need to run this command and add the port number 8080 permanently in it so the service won’t be interrupted.

[root@fosnix ~]# firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-port=8080/tcp
[root@fosnix ~]# firewall-cmd --reload
[root@fosnix ~]# firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http

Now, open your browser and access the URL with your domain or IP address and it will take you to this page.




Go to the above-mentioned location and copy the password and paste it in the box then click on continue

[root@fosnix ~]# cat /var/lib/jenkins/secrets/initialAdminPassword

In the next windows select the option: Install suggested plugins

Let the package complete its installation.

Now, setup the username and password for accessing Jenkins then click on save and continue.

Here, Jenkins is ready to use.

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