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Start Jenkins inside a container

Refer Docker Hub

Run jenkins as a docker container

docker run \
  --name jenkins \
  --detach \
  --volume jenkins-data:/var/jenkins_home \
  --publish 8080:8080 \
  --publish 50000:5000 \


  • --name - name of the container
  • --detach or -d - detached mode (in background)
  • --volume jenkins-data:/var/jenkins_home - bind named volume (will create a directory in /var/lib/docker/volumes/)
  • --publish 8080:8080 or -p - map or export host port 8080 to container port 8080
  • jenkins/jenkins:lts - docker image to be used.

    Get the Password

  • First Admin password can be found at /var/jenkins_home/secrets/initialAdminPassword
$ sudo docker exec -it 198b7deb5f7d /bin/bash
jenkins@198b7deb5f7d:/$ cat /var/jenkins_home/secrets/initialAdminPassword
jenkins@198b7deb5f7d:/$ exit
  • or check docker logs CONTAINER_ID and get the password.

Login to Jenkins GUI for the first time

  • Open a web browser and goto localhost:8080
  • enter the password collected from previous step.
  • Install Suggested plugins
  • Create the first time user
  • confirm jenkins url

Sample docker-compose.yml

version: '3'
    tty: true
    stdin_open: true
    container_name: jenkins
    image: jenkins/jenkins
      - "8080:8080"
      - "$PWD/jenkins_home:/var/jenkins_home"
      - net

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Written by Gini Follow
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