Announcing Assembla Auth Plugin for Jenkins

Posted by Titas Norkunas on Nov 20, 2012 10:54:00 AM


A while ago we changed our CI server to Jenkins at Assembla. We loved Jenkins at first sight and never looked back, and we are happy to officially announce an Auth Plugin for Jenkins.

There is a burden that usually comes when adopting a new service - maintaining a set of users and permissions in every external service can get out of hand very quickly. Thats why we are introducing Assembla Auth plugin for Jenkins - set it up once (no longer than 10 minutes) and your authentication and authorization will be delegated to Assembla (thats all done via our new API, check it out too). You will no longer need to worry about:

  • Adding a new team member - a Jenkins user automatically gets created when user tries to access Jenkins for the first time with permissions delegated to Assembla
  • Promotions - member upgraded to an owner of your Assembla space? No worries, this permission will propagate to Jenkins in less than a minute
  • Saying goodbye - someone is leaving your team? We've got that covered, user will lose access to your Jenkins as soon as he loses access to your Assembla space.

Look for "Assembla Auth" plugin v1.02 in your Jenkins plugin manager and try it out. We've been using it for a couple of weeks now and it works like a charm.

We are releasing this plugin as open source - https://www.assembla.com/code/assembla-oss/git/nodes - feel free to watch that space - we'll be adding more of Assembla's open source stuff there. If you are interested in contributing - we are eagerly awaiting first merge requests. If you notice any issues, please file a ticket!

P.S. If you manage to lock yourself out of your Jenkins, here is a handy guide to disable security for a moment.

Topics: continuous delivery, open source, API, continuous integration, jenkins

Written by Titas Norkunas

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