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Downloading and Installing Jenkins

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Jenkins is one of the CI Servers available in the market.

We can use the Jenkins CI Server for implementing Continuous Integration in the Software Development practice.

In this article, I am going to practically demonstrate the steps for downloading and installing Jenkins in our machine.

Let’s get started.

Downloading and Installing Jenkins

Follow the below steps for downloading and installing Jenkins in your machine:

1) Google search for ‘Jenkins Download’ and click on the below-shown link:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - search

2) In the displayed ‘Jenkins’ download page, scroll down to the ‘Weekly’ section page, click on ‘Windows’ option as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - windows

3) Observe that the Jenkins is getting downloaded as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - downloading

4) Once the Jenkins got completely downloaded, extract the downloaded zip as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - Unzip

5) Observe that Jenkins.exe file got extracted as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - exe

6) Double click on the above downloaded Jenkins exe file to execute it. Observe that the Installation Wizard for installing Jenkins will be displayed as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - Wizard

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - next2

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - install

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - finish

7) On clicking the above ‘Finish’ button, the Jenkins will automatically start in the chrome browser at localhost:8080 location and ‘Unlock Jenkins’ page will be displayed after a while as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - Unlock Jenkins

8) As we need to provide the password into the above text field, navigate to the path displayed on the above screen in red color as shown below:

Note: Navigate till the secrets folder in the above red color path on the screen (i.e. C:\Program Files (x86)\Jenkins\secrets)

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - secrets path

9) In the above path, open ‘initialAdminPassword’ file in any editor say ‘NotePad++’ as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - edit Notepad

10) Copy the password displayed in the editor as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - copy

11) Paste the copied password into the text field and click on the ‘Continue’ button as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - paste

12) In the displayed ‘Customize Jenkins’ screen, click on ‘Install suggested plugins’ option as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - Install Suggested Plugins

13) Make sure that all the plugins displayed on the page are successfully installed without any failures:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - plugins

14) Once all the above plugins are successfully installed, we will be automatically taken to the ‘Create First Admin User’ page as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - admin details page

15) Enter the above-required details and click on ‘Save and continue’ button in the above screen.

Note: Remember the Username and Password, which are needed for logging in.

16)  Click on the ‘Save and Continue’ button on the ‘Instant Configuration’ page as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - Instance Configuration

17) ‘Jenkins is ready’ will be displayed and click on ‘Start using Jenkins’ button as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - Start using Jenkins

18) Jenkins will be started and logged in as shown below:

Downloading and Installing Jenkins - loggedin

Here concludes the practical demonstration of downloading and installing Jenkins.

In the next article, I will practically explain using Jenkins.

Next Steps:

  • > To learn more about Jenkins, continue to the next post (Click on Next Post link below)
  • > Check complete Jenkins for Testers Tutorial Contents here (Click here)

Please leave your questions/comments/feedback below.

Happy Learning 🙂

About Me > Arun Motoori

On a mission to contribute to the Software Testing Community in all possible ways.

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