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Plugin Information

No information for the plugin 'url-change-trigger' is available. It may have been removed from distribution.


This plugin has been deprecated. Please use the https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/URLTrigger+Plugin to trigger a build when the response content from a URL invocation changes.
Additionally, the https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/URLTrigger+Plugin fixes all the issues of this plugin.

The URL Change Trigger plugin allows you to trigger a Hudson build when the content of a URL changes.

Setting up the URL Change Trigger is easy. Once you've installed the plugin, you'll see a new entry on the list of "Build Triggers" on your project configuration page, labeled "Build when an URL's content changes." Check it and fill in the URL. (It may be a "file:" URL, if you like; that will trigger a build whenever a file on your file system changes. This can be useful if you've mounted a remote network share using NFS or SMB/CIFS.)

Hudson will download the content at that URL once a minute. If the content changes, your build will launch.

We use the URL Change Trigger at Redfin to run our automated UI tests whenever our internal staging website is updated. Redfin dev blog

Change Log

Version 1.3 (Nov 19, 2011)
  • JENKINS-11810
Version 1.2 (Dec 29, 2009)
  • Fix help link
  • Add cause information in builds
  • Updated uses of deprecated APIs
Version 1.1 (Jan 18, 2009)


  1. Unknown User (kaizers)

    This is a very useful plugin. I was wondering if there are any plans to allow for configuration of URL polling time and to poll on more than one URLs with some AND/OR logic operations. Thanks!

    1. Unknown User (gbois)

      I suggest you should look at the URLTrigger Plugin.
      This plugin provides the same features in a more generic way and you are able to poll more than one URL.

  2. Unknown User (jacquesdemolay)


    URL Change Trigger Plugin works with ¿site secure? For example url as this:


    Can you explain me?

    Thank you

    1. Unknown User (gbois)

      According to the URLChangeTrigger source code, this plugin doesn't support secured urls.
      I suggest you should look at the URLTrigger Plugin which supports Basic authentication.