Azure Container Registry Tasks

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Important: This plugin is being retired and will be out of support as of February 29, 2024. Azure CLI is the currently recommended way to integrate Jenkins with Azure services.

Using Credentials Binding and Az CLI

Credentials Binding and Az CLI is the recommended way to integrate with Azure services.

  1. Make sure you have Az CLI installed, version 2.0.67 or higher.

  2. Create a service principal using Az CLI:

        az ad sp create-for-rbac
  3. Make sure the Credentials plugin is installed and add a credential in Jenkins Credentials page.

    Ensure that the credential kind is Username with password and enter the following items:

    • Username - The appId of the service principal created.
    • Password - The password of the service principal created.
    • ID - Credential identifier such as AzureServicePrincipal

    Sample Jenkinsfile (declarative pipeline)

    pipeline {
        agent any
        environment {
            CONTAINER_REGISTRY='container registry name'
            RESOURCE_GROUP='resource group'
            REPO="repo name"
            IMAGE_NAME="image name"
        stages {
            stage('Example') {
                steps {
                    withCredentials([usernamePassword(credentialsId: 'myAzureCredential', passwordVariable: 'AZURE_CLIENT_SECRET', usernameVariable: 'AZURE_CLIENT_ID')]) {
                                sh 'az login --service-principal -u $AZURE_CLIENT_ID -p $AZURE_CLIENT_SECRET -t $AZURE_TENANT_ID'
                                sh 'az account set -s $AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID'
                                sh 'az acr login --name $CONTAINER_REGISTRY --resource-group $RESOURCE_GROUP'
                                sh 'az acr build --image $REPO/$IMAGE_NAME:$TAG --registry $CONTAINER_REGISTRY --file Dockerfile . '

About this plugin

This plugin allows to queue an Azure Container Registry Quick Task.


Go to your Jenkins master, click 'Manage Jenkins' -> 'Manage Plugins' -> 'Available', then search Azure Container Registry Tasks Plugin and install the plugin.


This plugin requires your Azure Credential to auth your operation. You can refer Azure Credential Plugin to find what kind of autherization methods are supported.

Creating a freestyle job

Go to your Jenkins job configure page. Tap "Add build step", add "Queue an ACR Quick Task". You will see the configuration.

ACR quick task configuration

  • Select your Azure credential ID which you already saved to your Jenkins server.

  • Select your Resource group which contains your Azure Container Registry.

  • Select your Azure Container Registry name, which will be used to build and host your docker image.

  • Under Source code location, you can choose git, local directory and remote tarball as your docker build path as docker build [PATH | URL | -].

    • Git - If you want to directly build a docker image from a git repo, choose Git type and enter the repository Url.

      The Url should use HTTP(S) protocol instead of SSH protocol. If your git repo is a private one, add the PAT in the URL, e.g. https://<github_token>

      You can use Refspec to specify a branch with branch name or a pull request in format pull/<pr number>/head. Leave this field empty means the Azure Container Registry will build with default branch.

      Docker build path helps you set the docker build path. If you want to build your docker image under a sub-directory, add the relative path to the git repo's root path. Leave this field empty means the Azure Container Registry will build in the git repo's root path.

    • Local directory - If you want to build a docker image with a local directory on your Jenkins server, choose Local directory and input the path. This plugin will upload the directory to an Azure Storage Blob and send the URL to Azure Container Registry.

    • Remote tarball - If you have already host your code as a tar.gz file on a web server, choose Remote tarball and send the url directly to Azure Container Registry.

    This plugin uses Local directory with value . as default. It will upload the code got from Source Code Management and processed by previous steps to Azure Storage Blob.

  • After Azure Container Registry finishes docker build, it will execute docker push to push images to your registry. You need to specify the image name and optionally a tag under Image name with tag list as docker build -t [name:tag] PATH | URL | -. Leave this list empty, nothing will be pushed to your registry after docker build.

  • Use Dockerfile path to specify the relative path of Dockerfile as docker build -f [Dockerfile] PATH | URL | -. Default is <local directory path/git repo/remote tarball>/Dockerfile.

  • Set docker build-time variables in Docker build arguments list as docker build --build-arg [list] PATH | URL | -

  • Enable your docker build --no-cache PATH | URL | - flag by checking the Docker build no cache.

  • You can specify the timeout option for your Azure Container Registry Build with Docker build timeout in seconds.

  • You can choose your docker build agent platform from Linux and Windows with Docker build platform.

Supporting Pipeline

This plugin also supports Pipeline project. You can use Pipeline Syntax to generate pipeline script.


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