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
To create a user you can execute:
To generate an API Token for the user:
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: