Jenkins Review

It enables us to perform project-based matrix authentication, but canceling permissions is problematic.


Valuable Features

  • Uno-choice parameters
  • Publishing HTML reports
  • Emails on builds
  • Active Directory
  • Role Based and Project Based Matrix Authorisation

Improvements to My Organization

We work on distribution, and are required to build and test packages frequently. Using Jenkins we have configured (generic) and automated the complete build procedure.

Room for Improvement

  1. There's a plugin Monitoring which have certain issues with some versions of Jenkins
  2. Jenkins user login and authorization case-insensitive, eg: if user John is given authorization permission then JOHN, JoHN, johN etc. all should be authorized.
  3. Disabling of cancel permissions to some users in Jenkins is still not working, even if we uncheck the cancel permissions. If build permissions are given to that user, cancel permissions are granted automatically
  4. Plugin to disable Back button navigation in Jenkins#
  5. Uploading multiple files using patch parameter in Jenkins

Use of Solution

I've used it for around six months.

Deployment Issues

No major issues, it was pretty smooth.

Stability Issues

With few plusgins, like Monitoring. it crashes.

Scalability Issues

Not as of now.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

No interactoins as of now.

Technical Support:

No interactoins as of now.

Previous Solutions

We upgraded from Hudson which is similar.

Initial Setup

It was pretty straightforward.

Implementation Team

We took it from Open Source so there was no vendor involvement.

ROI

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
1 Comment
Associate Project Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employeesConsultant

Good review!

29 September 15
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