SSH Agent Plugin
This plugin allows you to provide SSH credentials to builds via a ssh-agent in Jenkins.
Currently all Windows nodes (including the master) on which this plugin will be used must have the Apache Tomcat Native libraries installed. As of 1.0 should be unnecessary for Unix nodes. As of 1.14 unnecessary if
ssh-agent is installed.
First you need to add some SSH Credentials to your instance:
Jenkins | Manage Jenkins | Manage Credentials
Note that only Private Key based credentials can be used.
Then configure your build to use the credentials:
And then your build will have those credentials available, e.g.
From a Pipeline job, use the
Installation Example: MacOSX (10.7.5)
Irrelevant in 1.14+ when
ssh-agent is available in the path.
- JDK7. The tomcat native libraries target the java 7 version.
- APR - this seems to be preinstalled in /usr/lib/apr.
Note that tomcat itself is not needed. This works fine with winstone (just running jenkins jar from command line).
Download and extract the tomcat native library: http://tomcat.apache.org/download-native.cgi
tar -zxvf tomcat-native-1.1.XX-src.tar.gz
Build the native library:
cd tomcat-native-1.1.XX/jni/native ./configure --with-apr=/usr/bin/apr-1-config make && sudo make install
Build the java interface:
cd .. export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_17.jdk/Contents/Home ant build ant jar
Copy the output jar somewhere suitable for inclusion in your jenkins CLASSPATH.
Set environment variables prior to starting jenkins:
export DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/apr/lib export CLASSPATH=/path/to/tomcat-native-1.1.XX.jar java -jar jenkins.war
Additionally, you might have to add bouncycastle to your JCE providers. If you attempt to use the plugin and get an exception like the following:
java.lang.IllegalStateException: BouncyCastle must be registered as a JCE provider
Then you may need to configure the jce provider. One way is to do this right in the JRE, so if Jenkins is using the same jdk as above, edit
/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_17.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/lib/security/java.security, and add the following line:
Then, restart jenkins.
From there, configure using the instructions above.
For new versions, see GitHub releases.
For old versions, see the old changelog.