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Comment: Added example of how to use this plugin with the pipeline, this was based on this SO post (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35902664/get-username-logged-in-jenkins-from-jenkins-workflow-pipeline-plugin#35902865) . It worked for me.
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{jenkins-plugin-info:pluginId=build-user-vars-plugin|jiraComponent=build-user-vars-plugin}
Excerpt

This plugin provides a set of environment variables that describe the user who started the build.

Variables provided

This plugin defines the following environment variables to describe the user who started the build:

Variable

Description

BUILD_USER

Full name (first name + last name)

BUILD_USER_FIRST_NAME

First name

BUILD_USER_LAST_NAME

Last name

BUILD_USER_ID

Jenkins user ID

BUILD_USER_EMAIL

Email address

Usage example

Select Set Jenkins user build variables and reference the variables during the build:

Pipeline Examples

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titleScript
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node {
  wrap([$class: 'BuildUser']) {
    def user = env.BUILD_USER_ID
  }
}


Jenkins core compatibility

This plugin requires Jenkins 1.396609+ (since 1.1 5 version of plugin).

Changelog

1.5 (Dec 11, 2015)

  • (plus)  -  Workflow support
  • Requires 1.609 or higher of Jenkins.

1.4 (Oct 10, 2014)

  • (plus) - Support of BUILD_USER_EMAIL. Currently, only the explicit e-mail definition in user properties will work (see Mailer Plugin)
  • (error) - NPE on non-existent upstream builds (JENKINS-22974)

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1.2

Wiki Markup\* \ [JENKINS-21955\] Set BUILD_USER to "SCMTrigger" if a build is run because of a source code change

1.1

* Now works with Jenkins starting from 1.396 version.

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