convert Jenkins XML to YAML
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Translate Jenkins XML jobs to YAML. The YAML can then be fed into Jenkins Job Builder.
Have a lot of Jenkins jobs that were crafted by hand over the years? This tool allows you to convert your Jenkins jobs to JJB quickly and accurately.
You can install a released version from PyPI:
pip install jenkins-job-wrecker
Or, if you want to hack on it, install it directly from GitHub:
virtualenv venv . venv/bin/activate git clone https://github.com/ktdreyer/jenkins-job-wrecker.git python setup.py develop
You will now have a jjwrecker utility in your $PATH.
Let’s say you have an XML definition file for “my-job”. You’ll typically find these .xml files on your Jenkins master, maybe in /var/lib/jenkins/jobs/. Here’s how you convert that job file to YAML:
jjwrecker -f path/to/my-job/config.xml -n 'my-job'
This will write my-job.yml in a directory named “output” in your current working directory. You can then commit my-job.yml into your source control and use JJB to manage the Jenkins job onward.
In addition to operating on static XML files, jjwrecker also supports querying a live Jenkins server dynamically for a given job:
jjwrecker -s http://jenkins.example.com/ -n 'my-job'
It will write output/my-job.yml as above.
To make jjwrecker translate every job on the server, don’t specify any job name:
jjwrecker -s http://jenkins.example.com/
jjwrecker will iterate through all the jobs and create .yml files in output/.
If your Jenkins instance requires a username and password to connect to the remote Jenkins server, you can set these as environment variables, exported before hand or right before running the CLI tool:
JJW_USERNAME=alfredo JJW_PASSWORD=go-tamaulipas jjwrecker -s http://jenkins.ceph.com
If your Jenkins instance is using HTTPS and protected by a custom CA, add the CA’s public cert to your system certificate store:
After you’ve placed the PEM-formmated file there, run c_reshash in that directory to create the CA certificate hash symlink. jjwrecker uses python-jenkins, which in turn uses six’s urllib, and that library will validate HTTPS connections based on this openssl-hashed directory of certificates.
MIT (see LICENSE)
Copyright (c) 2015 Red Hat, Inc.