We just published the new Jenkins 2.0-alpha-3 preview build.

What’s new?

  • Jenkins is now secure out of the box: Administrators previously had to set up authentication and authorization while Jenkins was accessible to anyone on the same network. Now, Jenkins is protected out of the box, so that it is always safe from unauthorized access.

Unlock Jenkins
  • Plugin selection for setup: We refined the plugin selection on the setup dialog. You’ve always wondered why Jenkins does not install the Git Plugin by default? Now it does, along with a number of other plugins popular in the Jenkins community. We’re also including more plugins complementing the Pipeline plugin: The Pipeline Stage View plugin lets you quickly see what’s going on in your CD pipeline, and the GitHub Organization Folder will automatically scan your GitHub organization for repositories with Pipeline definitions (e.g. Jenkinsfile), and set up jobs for those.

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  • Redesigned job configuration forms: The job configuration form has been redesigned so its structure is visually clear when showing complex configuration forms. Additionally, the tabs on the top of the page show where you are, and can be used to quickly navigate between the different sections of the configuration form.

Job configuration

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Get Jenkins 2.0 alpha 3 now, and tell us what you think:

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Our jenkinsci-users@ mailing list is also available for feedback in this thread..

And of course, since this is a preview release, if you find any issues please report them on our Issue Tracker to the JENKINS project.

We have a list of known issues on our wiki but if you’re not sure whether you’re experiencing a known issue or not, don’t hesitate to ask!

About the Author
Daniel Beck

Daniel is a Jenkins core maintainer and member of the Jenkins security team. He was the inaugural Jenkins security officer from 2015 to 2021. He sometimes contributes to developer documentation and project infrastructure in his spare time.