How To Install Jenkins on Ubuntu 20.04

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Jenkins is an open-source automation server.  It allows you to automate the parts of software development related to building, testing and deploying, facilitating continuous integration and continuous delivery. It’s a java-based open-source server that runs on any server.

In this article, We will install Jenkins on Ubuntu 20.04.


  • I recommend starting with at least 1 GB of RAM for testing purposes and using 4GB+ RAM in the production environment.
  • Oracle JDK 11 installed.

Installing Jenkins

You can install Jenkins from the default repository but sometimes that version is often behind the latest version.

1. Update the below command to install Jenkins.

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c 'echo deb binary/ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jenkins.list'

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install jenkins

2. Starting Jenkins service.

  • Start service.
sudo systemctl start jenkins
  • Start jenkins on boot.
sudo systemctl enable jenkins
  • Check status of the service.
$ sudo systemctl status jenkins

3. Allowing Firewall.

By default, Jenkins runs on port 8080, So We need to allow port 8080 from the firewall using ufw.

sudo ufw allow 8080
sudo ufw status

4. Setup Jenkins

Open the Jenkins from the browser using http://serverIP:8080
You should see the Unlock Jenkins screen. Which shows the location of the initial password.

  • Go to the command line and view the password using cat command.
How to install jenkins on Ubuntu 20.04

cat /var/lib/jenkins/secrets/initialAdminPassword

Copy the above password and enter it in the Jenkins in the browser.

Next, You will get the screen for installing plugins, You can select whatever you want. I am going with Install suggested plugins.

How to install jenkins on Ubuntu 20.04

You can see that started installing plugins immediately.

How to install jenkins on Ubuntu 20.04

Now, It will ask to create a new administrator user OR you can skip this step to continue with the default admin user and use the password we used above.
I will create a user with admin rights.

How to install jenkins on Ubuntu 20.04

You will get an Instance Configuration page that will ask you to confirm the preferred URL, You can confirm either the localhost or your domain name or IP address there.

How to install jenkins on Ubuntu 20.04

Click on Save and Finish to complete the setup of Jenkins installation. Now you will get the page Jenkins is Ready!

How to install jenkins on Ubuntu 20.04

Click on the Start Using Jenkins to access the main Jenkins Dashboard.

How to install jenkins on Ubuntu 20.04

Now, We have successfully configure our Jenkins server. Please share the article if you like.


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