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Plugin Information

View Pipeline Maven Integration on the plugin site for more information.

Older versions of this plugin may not be safe to use. Please review the following warnings before using an older version:


Introduction

Provides Maven integration with Pipeline Plugin by using the withMaven step, which configures a maven environment to use within a pipeline job by calling sh mvn or bat mvn.

Usage

An example pipeline script using the pipeline Maven plugin:

Maven build on a Linux agent
node{
  stage ('Build') {

    git url: 'https://github.com/cyrille-leclerc/multi-module-maven-project'

    withMaven(
        // Maven installation declared in the Jenkins "Global Tool Configuration"
        maven: 'maven-3',
        // Maven settings.xml file defined with the Jenkins Config File Provider Plugin
        // We recommend to define Maven settings.xml globally at the folder level using 
        // navigating to the folder configuration in the section "Pipeline Maven Configuration / Override global Maven configuration"
        // or globally to the entire master navigating to  "Manage Jenkins / Global Tools Configuration"
        mavenSettingsConfig: 'my-maven-settings') {

      // Run the maven build
      sh "mvn clean verify"

    } // withMaven will discover the generated Maven artifacts, JUnit Surefire & FailSafe & FindBugs & SpotBugs reports...
  }
}

Within a node or a docker.image block, create a withMaven block to setup a with maven environment. The configured environment will be used when calling maven inside the block by using sh mvn or bat mvn. The following parameters can be used to configure maven:

  • Maven (maven): Allow the selection of a Maven installation configured on the Global Jenkins configuration or on the Global Tool Configuration page if using Jenkins > 2.0. When auto-install is enabled, maven will be downloaded and made available for the pipeline job.
  • JDK (jdk): Allows the selection of a JDK installation. If auto-install is enabled, the JDK will be downloaded and made available for the pipeline job.
  • Maven Settings
    • Maven Settings Config (mavenSettingsConfig): Select a Maven settings file ID from Config File Provider Plugin allowing the replacement of server credentials and variable substitutions as configured in Config File Provider Plugin. The settings element in the settings.xml file contains elements used to define values which configure Maven execution in various ways, like the pom.xml, but should not be bundled to any specific project, or distributed to an audience. See also settings.xml reference
    • Maven Settings File Path (mavenSettingsFilePath): Specify the path to a Maven settings.xml file on the build agent. The specified path can be absolute or relative to the workspace. 

    • If none of "mavenSettingsConfig" and "mavenSettingsFilePath" are defined, "withMaven(){}" will use the Maven settings defined in the Jenkins Global Tool Configuration if declared

  • Maven Global Settings

    • Maven Global Settings Config (globalMavenSettingsConfig): Select a Maven global settings file ID from Config File Provider Plugin.

    • Maven Global Settings File Path (globalMavenSettingsFilePath): Specify the path to a Maven global settings.xml file on the build agent. The specified path can be absolute or relative to the workspace.

    • If none of "globalMavenSettingsConfig" and "globalMavenSettingsFilePath" are defined, "withMaven(){}" will use the Maven global settings defined in the Jenkins Global Tool Configuration if declared

  • Maven JVM Opts (mavenOpts): Specify JVM specific options needed when launching Maven as an external process, these are not maven specific options. See: Java Options
    Shell-like environment variable expansions work in this field, by using the ${VARIABLE} syntax.
  • Maven Local Repository (mavenLocalRepo): Specify a custom local repository path. Shell-like environment variable expansions work with this field, by using the ${VARIABLE} syntax. Normally, Jenkins uses the local Maven repository as determined by Maven, by default ~/.m2/repository and can be overridden by <localRepository> in ~/.m2/settings.xml (see Configuring your Local Repository))
    This normally means that all the jobs that are executed on the same node shares a single Maven repository. The upside of this is that you can save the disk space, the downside is that the repository is not multi process safe and having multiple builds run concurrently can corrupt it. Additionally builds could interfere with each other by sharing incorrect or partially built artifacts. For example, you might end up having builds incorrectly succeed, just because your have all the dependencies in your local repository, despite that fact that none of the repositories in POM might have them.
    By using this option, Jenkins will tell Maven to use a custom path for the build as the local Maven repository by using -Dmaven.repo.local
    If specified as a relative path then this value will be resolved against the workspace root and not the current working directory.
    ie. $WORKSPACE/.repository if .repository value is specified.

(info) mavenSettingsConfig and globalMavenSettingsConfig use the ID, not the name, of the Maven settings file (resp Maven Global Settings file).

The Pipeline Syntax snippet code generator can be used to assist on generating the withMaven step parameters

In the above example the following parameters are use to configure maven:

  • maven: 'M3' Maven Installation will be used, this installation has to be declared in the Global Jenkins configuration or Tool installations page.
  • mavenLocalRepo: a local repository folder is specified to avoid shared repositories
  • mavenSettingsConfig: specifies an specific settings.xml configuration from Config File Provider Plugin plugin, allowing the replacement of variables and credentials.

Features

Sensible default Maven parameters

The Maven parameters that are useful on a build server, "--batch-mode" ("-B") and "--show-version" ("-V") are enable by default, no need to add them in your mvn invocations.

Maven Settings Support

The "withMaven()" pipeline step will setup the Maven settings file and global settings file either explicitly using the attributes of the "withMaven(){}" step declaration or implicitly using the Maven Global Settings and Settings files defined at the folder level or in the Jenkins Global Tools Configuration.

Using implicit declaration, Jenkins administrators can simplify the work of pipeline authors hiding the "boilerplate" to declare the credentials of the Git, Nexus, Artifactory... servers and all the needed proxies, mirrors...

Traceability of Maven builds

The "withMaven()" pipeline step will capture in the logs of the build all the details of the execution:

  • Version of the JVM
    • "withMaven(){}" step initialization: "[withMaven] use JDK installation JDK8"
    • "mvn" executable invocation: "Java version: 1.8.0_102, vendor: Oracle Corporation""
  • Version of Maven
    • "withMaven(){}" step initialization: "[withMaven] use Maven installation 'M3'""
    • "mvn" executable invocation: "Apache Maven 3.3.9 (bb52d8502b132ec0a5a3f4c09453c07478323dc5; 2015-11-10T16:41:47+00:00)""
  • Name or path of the Maven settings.xml and Maven global settings.xml file.
    • "withMaven(){}" step initialization: "[withMaven] use Maven settings provided by the Jenkins Managed Configuration File 'maven-settings-for-supply-chain-build-job'"
  • When using the Maven settings.xml and global settings.xml files provided by the Jenkins Config File Provider Plugin,
    details of the Jenkins credentials injected in the Maven build.
    • "withMaven(){}" step initialization: "[withMaven] use Maven settings.xml 'maven-settings-for-supply-chain-build-job' with Maven servers credentials provided by Jenkins (replaceAll: true): [mavenServerId: 'nexus.beescloud.com', jenkinsCredentials: 'beescloud-nexus-deployment-credentials', username: 'deployment', ...]"

Sample:

[withMaven] use JDK installation JDK8
[withMaven] use Maven installation 'M3'
[withMaven] use Maven settings provided by the Jenkins Managed Configuration File 'maven-settings-for-supply-chain-build-job'
[withMaven] use Maven settings.xml 'maven-settings-for-supply-chain-build-job' with Maven servers credentials provided by Jenkins (replaceAll: true):
     [mavenServerId: 'nexus.beescloud.com', jenkinsCredentials: 'beescloud-nexus-deployment-credentials', username: 'deployment', type: 'UsernamePasswordCredentialsImpl'],
     [mavenServerId: 'github.beescloud.com', jenkinsCredentials: 'github-enterprise-api-token', username: 'dev1', type: 'UsernamePasswordCredentialsImpl']
...
Running shell script
+ mvn clean deploy
----- withMaven Wrapper script -----
Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Dmaven.ext.class.path=".../pipeline-maven-spy.jar" -Dorg.jenkinsci.plugins.pipeline.maven.reportsFolder="..."
Apache Maven 3.3.9 (bb52d8502b132ec0a5a3f4c09453c07478323dc5; 2015-11-10T16:41:47+00:00)
Maven home: /home/ubuntu/jenkins-home/tools/hudson.tasks.Maven_MavenInstallation/M3
Java version: 1.8.0_102, vendor: Oracle Corporation
Java home: /home/ubuntu/jenkins-home/tools/hudson.model.JDK/JDK8/jre
Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: UTF-8
OS name: "linux", version: "3.13.0-109-generic", arch: "amd64", family: "unix"

Report Publishers

Maven build executions inside the "withMaven(){...}" will be detected and Jenkins will transparently

  • Archive and fingerprint generated Maven artifacts and Maven attached artifacts
  • Publish JUnit / Surefire reports (if the Jenkins JUnit Plugin is installed)
  • Publish Findbugs reports (if the Jenkins FindBugs Plugin is installed)
  • Publish a report of the tasks ("FIXME" and "TODO") found in the java source code (if the Jenkins Tasks Scanner Plugin is installed)
  • Concordion test reports (since 3.0.0)

(info) The detection of Maven builds require to use Maven 3.2+.

Reporter

Description

Required Jenkins Plugin (1)

Configuration to disable the feature

Since v2.3.0 (2)

Marker file to disable the feature (3)

Generated Artifact

Archiving and the fingerprinting of the artifacts and attached artifacts generated by the Maven build (jar, sources jar, javadocs jar...)


withMaven(options: [artifactsPublisher(disabled: true)],...)

`.skip-archive-generated-artifacts`

Generated JUnit, Surefire and FailSafe reports

Publishing of the JUnit, Surefire and FailSafe reports generated by the Maven build

JUnit Plugin

withMaven(options: [junitPublisher(disabled: true)],...)

`.skip-publish-junit-results`

Generated Findbugs reports

Publishing of the Findbugs reports generated by the Maven build

FindBugs Plugin

withMaven(options: [findbugsPublisher(disabled: true)],...)

`.skip-publish-findbugs-results`

Tasks scanner report

Publishing of a report of the "FIXME" and "TODO" tasks found in the java source code. The keywords can be configured.

Jenkins Tasks Scanner Plugin

withMaven(options: [openTasksPublisher(disabled: true)],...)

`.skip-task-scanner`

Dependencies Fingerprinting

(since 2.5.0)

Fingerprint the Maven dependencies.

By default only the snapshot dependencies of scope compile, runtime and provided are fingerprinted.


withMaven(options: [dependenciesFingerprintPublisher(disabled: true)],...)`.skip-fingerprint-maven-dependencies`

Concordion test report

(since 3.0.0)

Publishing of the Concordion test reports.

Publish the Concordion reports generated by the maven-surefire-plugin:test and the maven-failsafe-plugin:integration-test goals and located in the folder described by the system property "concordion.output.dir" as documented in Concordion > Integration > Java > Maven


HTML Publisher PluginwithMaven(options: [concordionPublisher(disabled: true)],...)`.skip-publish-concordion-results`
Maven Invoker Plugin test reportsPublish test reports generated by the maven-invoker-plugin:run goal
Maven Invoker Plugin
withMaven(options: [invokerPublisher(disabled: true)],...)`.skip-publish-invoker-run`
JGiven reportsPublish JGiven test reportsJGiven PluginwithMaven(options: [jgivenPublisher(disabled: true)],...)`.skip-publish-jgiven-results`
JaCoCo Code CoveragePublish JaCoCo Code CoverageJaCoCo Plugin

withMaven(options: [jacocoPublisher(disabled: true)],...)


Maven Linker Publisher

Publish the Maven report on the pipeline build GUI (list of dependencies, produced artifacts, downstream & upstream pipelines).

This publisher should be renamed "Maven Build Report Publisher".

A reason to disable this publisher is typically to not "pollute" the build screen with Maven invocations when Maven is used as an utility (e.g. invocations of "maven-help-plugin:3.2.0:evaluate"...)


withMaven(options: [mavenLinkerPublisher(disabled: true)],...)`skip-maven-linker-publisher`
Pipeline Graph PublisherBuild the graph of dependencies between Jenkins pipelines and Maven artifacts in order to trigger downstream pipelines (when using the `snapshotDependencies` on downstream pipelines)
withMaven(options: [pipelineGraphPublisher(disabled: true)],...)`.skip-pipeline-graph`

(1) Jenkins Plugin to publish the reports on the Jenkins build page. If the plugin is not installed, then the MAven report is ignored.

(2) Download pipeline-maven-2.3.0-beta-1.hpi

(3) Marker file to temporarily disable the feature for a specific Maven build.
Typically used to disable a reporter for a specific build that would generate too much data for the default configuration of the reporter (e.g. too many generated artifacts...) or to workaround a bug in the "withMaven" waiting for a fix. These marker file must be located in the home directory of the build.

Implicit or Explicit activation of Publishers

By default, all the publishers are enabled by default.

It is possible to change the default activation of a publisher navigating to the "Global Tool Configuration" screen.

It is possible to disable the default activation of publishers on a specific "withMaven(){...}" step using the "publisherStrategy='EXPLICIT'" attribute in the step "withMaven(publisherStrategy='EXPLICIT'){...}". The publishers can then be enabled explicitly in the "withMaven(){...}" step using the "publishers" attribute

Default Configuration

Default Maven settings can be defined globally and at the folder level.

Global Default Configuration

In the "Global Tool Configuration" screen

  • Maven settings and Maven global settings 
  • Publishers settings: enable/disable publishers...

Folder Level Configuration

In the Folder "configuration" screen

  • Maven settings and Maven global settings 

Trigger downstream pipeline when a snapshot is built (since 3.0.0)

Trigger downstream pipeline that depend on Maven artifact generated by upstream pipelines.

(info) Notes

  • The upstream artifact must be generated in a "withMaven(){}" wrapping step to be detected by the triggering system
  • The downstream pipeline must have selected the build trigger "Build whenever a SNAPSHOT dependency is built"
    • The build trigger can be defined at the pipeline level ("Build Triggers"), at the multibranch pipeline level ("Scan Repository Triggers") or at the GitHub Organization / Bitbucket Project level ("Scan Organizations Triggers")
  • You have to manually trigger once the upstream pipeline and the downstream pipeline so that the link between the pipelines based on the SNAPSHOT dependency is established
  • The dependency graph is, for the moment, exclusively stored in an H2 embedded database ("$JENKINS_HOME/jenkins-jobs/jenkins-jobs.mv.db"). Support for an external H2 database and then for alternate databases (PostgreSQL) is on the roadmap (see PipelineMavenPluginH2Dao.java)

Downstream Pipeline Trigger - Org Level Configuration

  • Thresholds are applied to define on which type of maven build the downstream pipelines are triggered
    • Threshold based on the status of the upstream pipeline ("success", "unstable", "failure", "no build", "aborted"). By default, only builds with a "success" result will trigger downstream builds.
    • Threshold based on the Maven lifecycle phase reached in the Maven build of the upstream job ("package", "install", "deploy"). By default, only the maven builds who reach the "deploy" phase will trigger downstream builds.

Linux, Windows and MacOSX support

The Pipeline Maven Plugin works with Linux, Windows and MacOSX build agents.

Maven build on a Windows agent
node ("windows") {
  stage ('Build') {

    git url: 'https://github.com/cyrille-leclerc/multi-module-maven-project'

    withMaven(...) {

      bat "mvn clean install"

    } // withMaven will discover the generated Maven artifacts, JUnit Surefire & FailSafe reports and FindBugs reports
  }
}

Support of Takari's Maven Wrapper 'mvnw' (since 3.0.3)

The Pipeline Maven Plugin works with Takari's Maven wrapper 'mvnw'.

withMaven(...) {
   sh "./mvnw clean deploy"
}
...


Adding more Maven Reporters

The API for Maven reporters is still experimental. Please open a Request for Enhancement Jira issue to discuss how to add Maven reporters.

We want to quickly add reporters for CheckStyle, Jacoco...

Setup

Using a MySQL Database (since 3.6.0)

The Jenkins Pipeline Maven Plugin relies on a database to store its data (list of dependencies and of generated artifacts of each build...).

By default, the Jenkins Pipeline Maven Plugin uses an H2 embedded database but it is recommend to use an external MySQL database.

Configuration steps to use a MySQL:

  • Create an empty MySQL database with a dedicated MySQL user with permissions for Data Manipulation Language actions (DML) and Data Definition Language (DDL) actions
    • Tested with MySQL 8.0, with MariaDB 10.2 and 10.3 and with Amazon Aurora MySQL 5.6
  • Install the Jenkins "MySQL Database" plugin
    • Navigate to "Manage Jenkins / Manage Plugins / Available", select the "MySQL Database" plugin and click on "Download now and install after restart"
  •  Configure the Pipeline Maven Plugin to use the created MySQL database
    • Create Jenkins credentials for the MySQL connection navigating to "Credentials" on the left menu
    • Navigate to "Manage Jenkins / Global Tools Configuration" and go to the "Pipeline Maven Configuration"
    • In the Database configuration section, define the following
      • JDBC URL: url of the database, e.g. "jdbc:mysql://mysql.example.com/jenkins"
      • JDBC Credentials: select the credentials of the MySQL database
      • The parameters recommended by the Hikari Connection Pool team are used by default for the MySQL connections and for the datasource (max pool size:10, server side prepared statements cache with 250 entries...).  To overwrite these defaults, click on the "Advanced Database Convfiguration" button.
    • Click on "Validate Database Configuration" button to verify that the connection is successful
    • Click on "Save"


Using a PostgreSQL Database (since 3.7.0)

The Jenkins Pipeline Maven Plugin relies on a database to store its data (list of dependencies and of generated artifacts of each build...).

By default, the Jenkins Pipeline Maven Plugin uses an H2 embedded database but it is recommended to use an external PostgreSQL or MySQL / MariaDB database.

Configuration steps to use a PostgreSQL:

  • Create an empty PostgreSQL database with a dedicated PostgreSQL user with permissions for Data Manipulation Language actions (DML) and Data Definition Language (DDL) actions
    • Tested with PostgreSQL 10.6 and 11.3
  • Install the Jenkins the "PostgreSQL API" plugin
    • Navigate to "Manage Jenkins / Manage Plugins / Available", select the "PostgreSQL API" plugin and click on "Download now and install after restart"
  •  Configure the Pipeline Maven Plugin to use the created PostgreSQL database
    • Create Jenkins credentials for the PostgreSQL connection navigating to "Credentials" on the left menu
    • Navigate to "Manage Jenkins / Global Tools Configuration" and go to the "Pipeline Maven Configuration"
    • In the Database configuration section, define the following
      • JDBC URL: url of the database, e.g. "jdbc:postgresql://postgresql.example.com:5432/jenkins"
      • JDBC Credentials: select the credentials of the PostgreSQL database
      • The underlying datasource, HikariCP, comes with sensible default configuration values (see here). To overwrite these defaults, click on the "Advanced Database Configuration" button.
    • Click on "Validate Database Configuration" button to verify that the connection is successful
    • Click on "Save"
    • Navigate to "Manage Jenkins / Global Tools Configuration" and go to the "Pipeline Maven Configuration" to verify that the database connection is successful and the database tables have been created (see screenshot above)

FAQ

How to use the Pipeline Maven Plugin with Docker? (since version 3.0.3)

Since the version 1.14 of the Docker Pipeline plugin, "withMaven" requires to

  • Either prepend the 'MVN_CMD_DIR' environment variable to the 'PATH' environment variable in every 'sh' step that invokes 'mvn' (e.g. "sh 'export PATH=$MVN_CMD_DIR:$PATH && mvn clean deploy' ").
  • Or use Takari's Maven Wrapper (e.g. "sh './mvnw clean deploy'")

If omitted, the Maven settings file and Mven global settings file will not be injected in the Maven execution.

Using "withMaven" with "docker.image(...).inside{...}" and a Jenkins Scripted Pipeline 

Prepending MVN_CMD_DIR to PATH
node("linux-agent-running-docker") { // Linux agent with the Docker daemon
    docker.image('maven').inside { // Docker image with Maven installed
        withMaven(...) {
            git "https://github.com/cyrille-leclerc/my-jar.git"
            sh "export PATH=$MVN_CMD_DIR:$PATH && mvn clean deploy" // 'mvn' command: need to add the $MVN_CMD_DIR to $PATH
        }
    }
}

 

Using Takari's Maven Wrapper mvnw
node("linux-agent-running-docker") { // Linux agent with the Docker daemon
    docker.image('openjdk:8-jdk').inside { // Docker image with Java installed
        withMaven(...) {
            git "https://github.com/cyrille-leclerc/my-jar.git"
            sh "./mvnw clean deploy" // 'mvnw' command (e.g. "./mvnw deploy")
        }
    }
}


Using "withMaven" with "docker.image(...).inside{...}" to a Jenkins Declarative Pipeline 

TODO provide a sample with Jenkins Declarative Pipeline

 


Sample message displayed in the build logs when using withMaven in a Docker Pipeline execution environment

Warning message displayed in the logs when invoking withMaven within Docker Pipeline:

[withMaven] WARNING: "withMaven(){...}" step running within "docker.image('image').inside {...}". Since the Docker Pipeline Plugin version 1.14, you MUST:
[withMaven] * Either prepend the 'MVN_CMD_DIR' environment variable to the 'PATH' environment variable in every 'sh' step that invokes 'mvn' (e.g. "sh 'export PATH=$MVN_CMD_DIR:$PATH && mvn clean deploy' "). 
[withMaven] * Or use Takari's Maven Wrapper (e.g. "sh './mvnw clean deploy'")
[withMaven] See Pipeline Maven Plugin FAQ.


How to disable the Maven Event Spy injected by the Pipeline Maven Plugin in Maven builds?

It may be convenient to temporarily disable the Maven Event Spy of the Jenkins Pipeline Maven plugin, for example for troubleshooting purpose.

You can disable the Maven Event Spy of the Jenkins Pipeline Maven plugin (making it no-op) doing one of the following:

  • Setting the environment variable "JENKINS_MAVEN_AGENT_DISABLED" to "true" in the job execution


...
withMaven() {
   sh """
export JENKINS_MAVEN_AGENT_DISABLED=true
mvn package
"""
}
...
withEnv(['JENKINS_MAVEN_AGENT_DISABLED=true']) {
   sh "mvn package"
}


  • Adding the system property "-Dorg.jenkinsci.plugins.pipeline.maven.eventspy.JenkinsMavenEventSpy.disabled=true" to the invocation of the mvn build

Why do I see messages "[WARNING] Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS..." in the build logs?

The Jenkins Pipeline Maven Plugin uses the "JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS" environment variable to pass options to subsequent Maven builds such as the actual release build when invoking "mvn release:prepare release:perform". The plugins passes the properties "-Dmaven.ext.class.path" and "-Dorg.jenkinsci.plugins.pipeline.maven.reportsFolder".

When using the "JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS", the JVM outputs a message during its initialization.

With the Jenkins Pipeline Maven Plugin, this message looks like:

[WARNING] Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Dmaven.ext.class.path="/path/to/workspace/...@tmp/withMaven.../pipeline-maven-spy.jar" -Dorg.jenkinsci.plugins.pipeline.maven.reportsFolder="/path/to/workspace/...@tmp"

(info) It is not possible to disable this warning message

My downstream pipelines don't get triggered even if I use "Build whenever a SNAPSHOT dependency is built"

A common reason why downstream pipelines don't get triggered when using "Build whenever a SNAPSHOT dependency is built" is that the upstream pipeline is using "mvn install" when the Jenkins Pipeline Maven integration is configured to trigger pipelines on "mvn deploy".

To configure the Jenkins Pipeline Maven integration to trigger downstream pipelines on "mvn install":

  • Either change the default configuration:
    • Navigate to "Manage Jenkins / Global Tools Configuration"
    • Click on "Add Publisher" and select "Pipeline Graph Publisher"
    • In the section "Downstream Pipeline Triggers", change the the "Maven lifecycle threshold" from "deploy" to "install"

  • Or in the script of the upstream pipeline, configure "withMaven(options: [pipelineGraphPublisher(lifecycleThreshold: 'install')]) {...}"


How can I troubleshoot problems of trigger of downstream pipelines

  • The Pipeline Maven Plugin uses the Jenkins log levels (see here) to output additional troubleshooting information in the pipeline build logs (the "Console Output" menu of the build)
  • To output additional troubleshooting information about the  trigger of downstream pipelines, enable in "Manage Jenkins / System Log" (docs here)  the following loggers at a level FINE or FINER or more:
    • org.jenkinsci.plugins.pipeline.maven.publishers.PipelineGraphPublisher
    • org.jenkinsci.plugins.pipeline.maven.listeners.DownstreamPipelineTriggerRunListener
  • Re run the pipeline that is supposed to trigger downstream pipelines.
  • Look at the pipeline build logs ("Console Output" menu), ensure that the build is completed and that the following message is displayed in the logs: "[withMaven] downstreamPipelineTriggerRunListener - completed in XXX ms". Troubleshooting details are added

How do I capture the log file generated by the Jenkins Maven Event Spy

You can archive the XML log file generated by the Jenkins Maven Event Spy creating the marker file ".archive-jenkins-maven-event-spy-logs".

Sample:

withMaven() {
	sh "mvn package"
	writeFile file: '.archive-jenkins-maven-event-spy-logs', text: ''
} // will discover the marker file ".archive-jenkins-maven-event-spy-log" and will archive the maven event spy log file maven-spy-....log	

How do I check the Maven settings in use by my build

You can dump the effective Maven settings of your pipeline using the Maven Help plugin and the "help:effective-settings" goal

withMaven(){
   mvn help:effective-settings
}


How can I reduce the footprint of the database of the Jenkins Pipeline Maven Plugin?

The Jenkins pipeline Maven plugin uses a database to trigger downstream pipelines when a snapshot is built.

For production grade deployments, a MySQL database is needed instead of the embedded H2 database. My SQL 5.6+, Amazon Aurora MySQL and MariaDB 10.2+ have been successfully tested.

To reduce the usage of the database, disable the "Pipeline Graph Publisher" navigating to "Manage Jenkins / Global Tool Configuration / Pipeline Maven Configuration" then clicking on "Add Publisher Options", selecting "Pipeline Graph Publisher" and checking the "disabled" checkbox.

Why do I see messages "[withMaven] One or multiple Maven executions have been ignored..." in the build logs?

The message "[withMaven] One or multiple Maven executions have been ignored by the Jenkins Pipeline Maven Plugin because they have been interrupted before completion..." because one or several Maven execution (e.g. "mvn deploy") have been interrupted before they could gracefully complete.
The event "org.apache.maven.eventspy.EventSpy#close()" has not been invoked on the Maven event spies.
This interruption usually happens because the mvn process has been killed by the Operating System, typically for memory constraints in Docker or cgroups environments. Another cause is a "kill -9" during the build.

Why do I see messages "javax.xml.parsers.FactoryConfigurationError: Provider for class javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory cannot be created"

This error is caused by the installation of another plugin that pulls an outdated version of Apache Xerces. That pulls a version of Apache Xerces that is not compatible with the version of the JVM. Typically, Xerces 2.6 will not be compatible with a JDK 8 due to changes in the JAXP API (sample: JENKINS-47486 - Getting issue details... STATUS ).

The solution is to get this plugin updated so that it uses a more recent of Xerces that would be compatible with the JDK.

To identify the plugin that is pulling an outdated version of a JAXP implementation (typically Xerces), navigate to the Jenkins Script Console ("Manage Jenkins" then "Script Console") and execute the following groovy script:

String className = "org.apache.xerces.jaxp.DocumentBuilderFactoryImpl"

Class klass
try {
  klass = Class.forName(className)
} catch (Exception e) {
  println("Exception trying to load " + className + " from the system classloader, try the thread context classloader " + e)
  // contextClassLoader should not work but let's try it.
  klass = Class.forName(className, false, Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader())
}

java.security.CodeSource codeSource = klass.getProtectionDomain().getCodeSource()

if (codeSource == null) {
  println(klass.toString() + " -> source not found")
} else {
  println(klass.toString() + " -> " + codeSource.getLocation());
}

The output message will show from which plugin the XercesParser is loaded. Sample with a plugin "my_plugin" that would load an outdated 2.6.2 version of Xerces:

class org.apache.xerces.jaxp.DocumentBuilderFactoryImpl -> file:/var/lib/jenkins/plugins/my_plugin/WEB-INF/lib/xercesImpl-2.6.2.jar 

How to use Maven build data in generated emails

It is possible to use informations generated by Maven pipelines in emails generated by the Jenkins Email Ext Plugin.

See https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/jenkinsci-users/sPAYLh1W1cM

Sample Pipeline code to expose artifact details in emails
env.DEPLOYEDARTIFACTS = getDeployedArtifacts()

@NonCPS
def getDeployedArtifacts() {
    def deployed = ''
    Collection<org.jenkinsci.plugins.pipeline.maven.MavenArtifact> generatedArtifacts = currentBuild.rawBuild.getAction(org.jenkinsci.plugins.pipeline.maven.publishers.MavenReport.class).getGeneratedArtifacts();
    for (org.jenkinsci.plugins.pipeline.maven.MavenArtifact generatedArtifact:generatedArtifacts) {
    	if (generatedArtifact.isDeployed()) {
    	   
    	    deployed= deployed.concat(generatedArtifact.getUrl())
    	    deployed = deployed.concat("===")
    	    deployed = deployed.concat(generatedArtifact.getShortDescription())
    	    deployed = deployed.concat(",") 
        }

    }
    return deployed
}


In EXT-MAIL-STANDARD-TEMPLATE

Sample mail template using Maven build details
    <br />
    <!-- MAVEN ARTIFACTS -->
    <j:set var="mbuilds" value="${it.getAction('org.jenkinsci.plugins.workflow.cps.EnvActionImpl').getOverriddenEnvironment()}" />
        <h5>Deployed Artifacts</h5>
         <j:set var="generatedArtifacts" value="${mbuilds.get('DEPLOYEDArtifacts')}" />

       <table width="100%" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans serif; font-size: 11px; color: black">
        <j:forEach var="artifacts" items="${generatedArtifacts.split(',')}" >
        <j:set var="artifact" value="${artifacts.split('===')}" />
         <tr bgcolor="white" >
          <td class="bg1" colspan="2" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans serif; font-size: 120%; color: black">
          <li>
            <a href="${artifact[0]}">
            ${artifact[1]}
          </a>
          </li>
           </td>
         </tr>
         </j:forEach>
       </table>
 <br />


Known Limitations

Maven and JDK installation not supported in docker.image('xxx').inside{...}

Maven and JDK installers do not work with "docker.image('xxx').inside{...}" as the docker step does not allow the use of Tool Installer, the preinstalled Maven and JDK on the docker image will be auto-discovered and used.

withMaven() not supported in "docker.image('xxx').inside{...}" with old versions of the Docker engine

withMaven() not supported in "docker.image('xxx').inside{...}" with old versions of the Docker engine such as Docker 1.13.1 on CentOS7.

Any help to fix this bug is more than welcome.

JENKINS-40484 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Changelog

See https://github.com/jenkinsci/pipeline-maven-plugin/releases



18 Comments

  1. Unknown User (twasink)

    It seems that all this does is support managing the invocation of Maven itself. That's useful, but... is there any plans to bring in the other features of the Maven-Plugin, such as the automated collection of artefacts, test reports, etc, or is it going to remain the equivalent of a freestyle build?

    1. Unknown User (cleclerc)

      Unknown User (twasink) since v2, we automatically collect many reports... Is it what you had in mind?

      1. Unknown User (tomb)

        The current reports are nice and useful, but are there plans to implement a Module" like View (project page -> Modules link on the left), that's something we're missing sorley atm.

  2. Unknown User (vasya10)

    We are using declarative pipeline, latest Jenkins. Builds are executed in a docker slave container, which has maven and other tools. We have a scenario, where the project is already compiled using mvn clean install and we run functional tests after that using a different tool. Once its successful, we want to only publish the generated artifacts (and not invoke mvn deploy again, because its creating invalid artifacts). I tried using the maven pipeline plugin like below, but we are unable to successfully publish. Any points on how to use the artifactsPublisher() will help:

    stage('build') { steps { sh 'mvn clean install'} }
    stage('test') { /*functional tests */ }
    stage('publish') {
      withMaven(options:[artifactsPublisher()] { }
    }
    1. Unknown User (ppaczyn)

      I'm trying to solve exactly the same problem. Have you figured out a way to achieve that?

      1. Unknown User (cleclerc)

        1. Unknown User (vasya10)

          Thank you @Cyrille Le Clerc. I will follow this in the mailing list.

      2. Unknown User (vasya10)

        Unfortunately no. We are just using the mvn deploy -DskipTests (because we already tested it in the install stage).

  3. Unknown User (bentocquec)

    Hi, I'm stucked with an issue for project that are UNSTABLE: they are not added to the downstream list of the parent. It works well when the status is STABLE but for projects that have never been at least once STABLE, they are not considered. Thanks!

    1. Unknown User (falcon)

      Hello


      In Jenkins global tools configuration, go to "Pipeline Maven Configuration" section

      You will find "Trigger downstream upon result"

      Check "Unstable"

      Save

  4. Unknown User (bentocquec)

    Hi Benoit, Thanks for your quick answer but this is not here the real problem.

    I've already checked "Stable" and "Unstable" in configuration but here the issue is that the child project is not referenced in Downstream Jobs list of the parent because this child project is Unstable. So even if the parent is stable or unstable, my child project job is not launched (because once again, the parent doesn't know this child as a downstream) . Not sure I'm clear enough ? :/

    1. Unknown User (falcon)

      Did you rebuild your child project since you checked "unstable" ?

      1. Unknown User (bentocquec)

        Yes, as I've previously checked Unstable (in addition to Success). But I gave it a try by rebuilding a "unstable" project and the result is the same: going in parent "maven" view to see list of "Downstream Jobs": my project is not added to the list.

        One precision (don't know if it changes something): my projects are multibranch.

  5. Unknown User (bentocquec)

    I don't know if I can submit a defect somewhere on github or somewhere else so that it can be investigated ?

    I've just posted here and a thread in Jenkins User Google group.

    Thanks

  6. Unknown User (robco)

    Hey there,


    at some point you started to recommend using a MySQL database instead of the embedded H2 database.

    Is there any reason for suggesting explicitly a MySQL database? Or could we also just use an Oracle database?

    Unfortunately we don't have any MySQL databases in our company...


    Kind regards,

    Robin

  7. Unknown User (cleclerc)

    Hello Robin,

    > at some point you started to recommend using a MySQL database instead of the embedded H2 database.

    The reason to use an alternate database from H2 is that we faced scalability problems with H2.

    > Is there any reason for suggesting explicitly a MySQL database? Or could we also just use an Oracle database?

    We started with one database, we looked at OSS databases available as a service on cloud platforms, we hesitated between MySQL and PostgreSQL and we picked MySQL for the broad adoption and for the ease of installation on non linux platforms.

    We would love to add support for other databases than MySQL, the support of PostgreSQL seems to not be a very big effort. I don't have answers for Oracle as it is a for pay product that require much more complicated and expensive test environments.



    1. Unknown User (robco)

      Hey Cyrille,


      thank you for your answer.

      I sincerely hope that the plugin will support Oracle databases at some point since my company only uses those. I don't really understand it either...


      Kind regards,

      Robin

  8. Unknown User (cleclerc)

    Hello Robin,

    > at some point you started to recommend using a MySQL database instead of the embedded H2 database.

    The reason to use an alternate database from H2 is that we faced scalability problems with H2.

    > Is there any reason for suggesting explicitly a MySQL database? Or could we also just use an Oracle database?

    We started with one database, we looked at OSS databases available as a service on cloud platforms, we hesitated between MySQL and PostgreSQL and we picked MySQL for the ease of installation on non linux platforms.

    We would love to add support for other databases than MySQL, the support of PostgreSQL seems to not be a very big effort. I don't have answers for Oracle as it is a for pay product that require much more complicated and expensive test environments.