Jenkins Docker Set Admin Password from Environment Variable

I’m trying to create my own Jenkins image that skips the wizard and sets the admin password via an environment variable.

I tried setting the state to disable it (taken from the Mesosphere Jenkins service) but that didn’t work:

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Jenkins Docker Set Admin Password from Environment Variable”

    The correct way to set the admin password is to start Jenkins with parameters:

    java ${JVM_OPTS}                                \
     -Dhudson.udp=-1                                 \
     -Djava.awt.headless=true                        \
     -Dhudson.DNSMultiCast.disabled=true             \
     -Djenkins.install.runSetupWizard=false          \
     -jar ${JENKINS_FOLDER}/jenkins.war              \
     ${JENKINS_OPTS}                                 \
     --httpPort=${PORT1}                             \
     --webroot=${JENKINS_FOLDER}/war                 \
     --ajp13Port=-1                                  \
     --httpListenAddress=                  \
     --ajp13ListenAddress=                 \
     --argumentsRealm.passwd.admin=${PASSWORD}       \
     --argumentsRealm.roles.user=admin               \
     --argumentsRealm.roles.admin=admin               \

    In this case the –argumentsRealm* parameters are the most important as they set the role and the password for admin.

    i’m not sure how to do that. here’s what we do. if you have a shell script that ultimately fires up a jenkins docker container, this command, executed from the host, will allow you to grab the key, in case you want to use it for your nefarious purposes (like logging in):

    admin_key=$(docker exec -t jenkins-ci cat /var/jenkins_home/secrets/initialAdminPassword | sed 's/\r//')

    jenkins-ci is the container name in this case.

    you might also be able to modify that file (docker cp a file in from the host to that location or something). i haven’t tried this to know if it actually works.

    there are other options at this question. good luck with your hot automation!

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