Jorge Dias

So many layers of web

At work we manage a jenkins setup and rely on Google for authentication. One drawback is managing service users that do not have an email. We use those for interacting with the jenkins API in scripts.

When you use the Google Login plugin you no longer see the option to manage users in the UI, fortunately we can leverage the Jenkins Console and provision those users and generate the API tokens we need.

Let’s create some jenkins users and give them a username and password.

Go to the jenkins console on JEKINS_URL/script.

To create a user you can execute:

    import static;
    HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm securityRealm = new HudsonPrivateSecurityRealm(true, false, null);
    securityRealm.createAccount("USERNAME", "PASSWORD")

To generate an API Token for the user:

    import hudson.model.*
    import jenkins.model.*

    // script parameters
    def userName = 'USERNAME'
    def tokenName = 'kb-token'

    def user = User.get(userName, false)
    def apiTokenProperty = user.getProperty(ApiTokenProperty.class)
    def result = apiTokenProperty.tokenStore.generateNewToken(tokenName)

    return result.plainValue

This last script can be used to (re)generate API tokens for any user.

Remember to use the API token to authenticate instead of the password.

To verify it works, run:

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