When setting up a continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipeline using Jenkins and a GitHub account, you can use the Jenkins GitHub plugin to interact with the GitHub repository. Here are the general steps for setting up a basic Jenkins CI/CD pipeline using a GitHub account:
- Set up a Jenkins server: This can be done by installing Jenkins on a server or by using a cloud-based version, such as Jenkins on Azure or AWS.
- Create a new GitHub account that will be used specifically for your CI/CD pipeline.
- Grant the GitHub account access to the necessary repositories.
- Install the Jenkins GitHub plugin: This plugin allows Jenkins to interact with GitHub, including the ability to trigger builds when code is pushed to a repository.
- Create a new Jenkins job: This job will be used to build and test the code from your GitHub repository. You can configure the job to use a build script, such as a Makefile or a Maven script, to build and test the code.
- In the Jenkins job configuration, specify the repository URL and any branches you want to build. You can also configure the build triggers, such as building on every push to the repository or on a schedule.
- To set up continuous deployment, you’ll need to add another step to the Jenkins job. This step can be configured to deploy the code to a staging or production environment, depending on your requirements.
- Go to your repository in Github, in the settings tab you will find an option named “branch protection” you can use it to restrict certain actions to be taken from the Jenkins account.
- Finally, you can add post-build actions to Jenkins job such as sending notifications to a slack channel, email or other applications.
Limitation of using Github account for CI/C