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How To Install Jenkins on Ubuntu Servers

So, in the previous post, we have discussed how to install Jenkins on CentOS servers. Here, I will take you through the steps to install Jenkins on Ubuntu servers. I am doing this setup on a Ubuntu 18.04 box.

Install Jenkins on Ubuntu

Step 1: Update packages list

Do an apt-get update on your Ubuntu system to update the package lists.

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install Java

Now, install Java on the server.

sudo apt-get install -y openjdk-8-jdk

Step 3: Add Jenkins repo to the server

Add Jenkins apt repository to the server.

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo sh -c 'echo deb binary/ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jenkins.list'

Step 4: Install Jenkins

Do an apt-get update and proceed with Jenkins installation.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jenkins

Once the installation went well, you can start Jenkins using the following command:

systemctl start jenkins

You can now access the Jenkins using http://<ip_address>:8080/

The default Jenkins admin password will be stored in the below file.


Install the suggested plugins on the next page.

Once the plugins are installed, go ahead and create your Jenkins Admin User.

That’s it. The setup is complete. Jenkins is ready to use.

Check out the Jenkins Homepage on the below screenshot:

That’s it. Any issues while installing Jenkins? Please leave a comment below.

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