Self-hosting Jenkins

We describe how to deploy Jenkins using Docker, and how to make use of the Jenkins instance running at For more on how to make add CI configuration files to a repository using Popper, see here. For a detailed description on the CI features available to Popper, see here.

Jenkins Docker Image

We have created an image with all the plugins necessary to automatically validate pipelines. To launch an instance of this Docker image server:

docker run -d --name=jenkins \
  -p 8080:8080 \
  -v jenkins_home:/var/jenkins_home \

The above launches a Jenkins server that can be accessed on port 8080 of the machine where this command was launched (e.g. localhost:8080 if you did this on your machine).

For more info on how to use this image, take a look at the official documentation for this image.

Create an account by clicking the Sign Up link on the top right corner. After this, you will be able to access the server. Follow the steps outlined above to generate a Jenkinsfile using the popper command. Alternatively, create this file manually with the following contents:

stage ('Popper') {
  node {
    sh "git clone --recursive /tmp/popper"
    sh "export PATH=$PATH:/tmp/popper/cli/bin"
    sh "export PYTHONUNBUFFERED=1"

Then, follow this step-by-step guide on how to create a new project using the Blue Ocean UI.