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Jenkins - Managing Plugins

Jenkins provides a variety of plugins for a different task. To see the list of all available plugins in Jenkins, open the following link: https://plugins.jenkins.io/

We have already seen many plugins in our previous sections. Let's see some maintenance tasks related to plugins.

Installing Plugins:

Step 1: To install a plugin, go to the Jenkins Dashboard and click on Manage Jenkins.

Jenkins Managing Plugins

Step 2: Scroll down and select Manage Plugins.

Jenkins Managing Plugins

Step 3: Go to the Available tab and in the filter option, search for the plugins which you want to install.

Jenkins Managing Plugins

Step 4: Select that plugins and click on Install without restart button. You can also choose Download now and install after restart button.

Jenkins Managing Plugins

Once the installation has been completed successfully, click on Go back to the top page link.

Jenkins Managing Plugins

Uninstalling Plugins

Step 1: To uninstall a plugin in Jenkins, go to the Manage Jenkins.

Jenkins Managing Plugins

Step 2: Select Manage Plugins.

Jenkins Managing Plugins

Step 3: Click on the Installed tab. And select the pipeline which you want to uninstall and click on Uninstall button.

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Step 4: Click on Yes button.

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Your selected plugin will remove successfully.

Installing the plugin manually

Sometimes it may be necessary to install an older version of a plugin, in such a case, you install the plugin manually.

Step 1: For this, first, you have to download the plugin from the relevant plugin page on the Jenkins website. Then go to the Jenkins dashboard and select Manage Jenkins.

Jenkins Managing Plugins

Step 2: Select Manage Plugins.

Jenkins Managing Plugins

Step 3: Click on Advanced tab and on the upload plugin section browse the downloaded plugin's location.

Jenkins Managing Plugins

Step 4: Then click on the Upload button.






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