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Installing and setting up Jenkins


Previously, we saw how to install UnxUtils to ensure the Jenkins works correctly on a Windows machine. Here we will look at installing and setting up Jenkins.

Browse to the Jenkins website,, and click the red Download Jenkins button at the top. Then choose either the LTS or Weekly Release, click the white down arrow next to the version and select your operating system.

Jenkins Select Download

Once downloaded, open the ZIP folder and run the MSI.

Click through the welcome screen.

Choose a folder to install Jenkins to, click Next and then click Install.

Jenkins Destination Folder

Click Finish.

Jenkins Setup Completed

The following screen is displayed in your web browser. Find the password and enter it as directed and click the Continue button at the bottom-right corner.

Unlock Jenkins

You then have the choice to install the recommended plug-ins or to select those most suitable for your needs, a good starting point would be the suggested plug-ins.

Customize Jenkins

The progress of the plug-in installation will be displayed and then after they complete, creation of the first admin user will be required.

Jenkins Create First Admin User

Enter the details and click “Save and Finish” at the bottom-right corner.

Confirmation the set-up is complete is shown.

Jenkins Is Ready

Our next step will be to configure Jenkins for GitHub integration.

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