Jenkins : IBM WebSphere Liberty Configuration

Configuring Liberty Server

Updating server.xml

1) Open server.xml for the Liberty profile you want to connect to (i.e. <Liberty_Install_Root>/usr/servers/defaultServer/server.xml)
2) Enable the restConnector-1.0 (Note: this imports SSL features as well)


3) Add a quick start security implementation

<quickStartSecurity userName="bob"  userPassword="bobpassword" />

4) Add remote file access (Note: "server.output.dir" is a valid variable)


5) Edit host attribute to listen on all interfaces (i.e. the default is 'localhost', so change it to '*')

<httpEndpoint id="defaultHttpEndpoint" host="*" httpPort="9080" httpsPort="9443" />

Generating a keystore for SSL (required for remote connectivity from Jenkins)

6) Create SSL Certificate/KeyStore

Execute the following command (assuming defaultServer is the server name) to create a key.jks file)

<Liberty_Install_Root>/bin/securityUtility createSSLCertificate --server=defaultServer --password=anypassword

Note the response generated by the previous command. Copy just_ _the keyStore line to your server.xml configuration

<keyStore id="defaultKeyStore" password="....." />

The key.jks file will be located in <Liberty_Install_Root>/usr/servers/defaultServer/resources/security/key.jks

7) Copy the generated key.jks file and place it in a directory on the server where Jenkins resides.

Example server.xml configuration after following the above steps

<server description="default server">

    <keyStore id="defaultKeyStore" password="..." />

    <quickStartSecurity userName="bob"  userPassword="bobpassword" />


    <httpEndpoint id="defaultHttpEndpoint"
                  httpsPort="9443" />

Configuring Jenkins

8) Select "Add post-build action" & select "Deploy To IBM WebSphere Liberty Profile"

9) Enter the IP/DNS Address of IBM WebSphere Liberty
10) Enter the secure port to connect to defined in step #5. (unsecured deployments are not allowed)
11) Enter the Username defined in step #3
12) Enter the Password defined in step #3
13) Enter the location of the key.jks file defined in step #7
14) Enter the password defined in step #6
15) Enter the location of the module you want deployed. (You can use ANT style GLOBS).
16) Point your browser to https://<liberty_server>:<port>
17) Export the SSL certificate and save it on the Jenkins server
18) Import the certificate into "cacerts" for the JVM that's running Jenkins

keytool -keystore <jre_home>/lib/security/cacerts -importcert -alias websphere-liberty-remote -file liberty.crt

Note: The default password for cacerts is "changeit"

19) Restart Jenkins so the imported certificate to be picked up. Enjoy!

Example Jenkins Configuration