If you want to run commands on the AWS EC2 Instance tool using Jenkins, this blog can help you to connect your self-hosted Jenkins with AWS EC2 Instance, using the SSH remote host plugin provided by Jenkins.
- One Up & Running AWS – EC2 Instance
- One UP & Running Jenkins Server
- AWS EC2 Public IP Address
- AWS EC2 Pem File
- Go to: Jenkins -> Manage Jenkins -> Manage Plugins -> Available Tab
- Search For ‘SSH Plugin‘
- Download and Install that Plugin
The plugin shall appear in the installed tab.
- Go to: Jenkins -> Manage Jenkins -> Configure System
Now “SSH remote hosts” option will appear on this page.
- “Add” button will appear in the SSH remote hosts section.
- This plugin can connect multiple EC2 Instances.
- Add button will ask for a number of parameters as described in the image above.
- Hostname: Public IP of EC2 Instance or any Domain name of EC2 Instance
- Port: 22 ‘Because 22 Port is for SSH Connections’
- pty, serverAliveInterval, timeout: put the value as described in above image
- Need to Add Credentials by clicking Add button next to Credentials Drop Down.
- Add Credentials Popup will appear as explained in the image above.
- Kind: SSH Username with Private Key
- Scope: Global
- Username: ec2-user ‘or Any Username of your AWS EC2 Instance’
- Private Key: Select ‘Enter directly’. Here we will add Pem file
- Key: Open Pem file with text -> Copy Content -> Paste here.
- Passphrase: leave it blank
- ID: leave it blank
- Description: Put any Name for your Connection.
- Back to SSH remote hosts in Manage Jenkins -> Configure System.
- Select the credentials that you created recently.
- Then hit ‘Check Connection’ Button.