Notes on the Jenkins Configuration [OBSOLETE]

A Jenkins build system has been installed and configured for the LHCb Nightly builds, at the follwoing address:

It consists of an Apache Tomcat5 server, running the Jenkins Web application, behind an Apache HTTP server.

Authentication is done using the CERN Single-Sign-On service, via an apache module. Read access is limited to "lhcb-general" egroup.

Apache configuration

The system http server is used, and several configurations can be found in /etc/httpd/conf.d/build.conf

The server takes all requests for Jenkins via HTTPS, the CDash requests are served via HTTP:

<VirtualHost *:80>
        RewriteEngine on
        ReWriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$
        ReWriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/CDash/submit.php$
        RewriteRule ^/(.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}/$1 [NC,R,L]

The main features are that: The http server forwards the requests to tomcat via the AJP13 protocol, using the mod_proxy_ajp plugin, configured thsi way:

ProxyRequests Off
ProxyPass       /jenkins ajp://localhost:8009/jenkins
ProxyPassReverse    /jenkins ajp://localhost:8009/jenkins

Apache relies on Shibboleth (apache module + plugin) configured this way:

<Location /jenkins>
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
SSLRequireSSL   # The modules only work using HTTPS 
AuthType shibboleth
ShibRequireSession On
ShibRequireAll On
ShibExportAssertion On
ShibUseHeaders On
Require valid-user
Require ADFS_GROUP "lhcb-general" 

It would also be possible to authenticate the users using LDAP using for example:

<Location /test>
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
SSLRequireSSL   # The modules only work using HTTPS 
AuthName "LDAPTest"
# Authorization LDAP
AuthType Basic
AuthBasicProvider        ldap
AuthLDAPURL              "ldap://,dc=CH?cn?sub?(objectClass=User)" SSL
AuthLDAPBindDN           "CN=<service_account>,OU=Users,OU=Organic Units,DC=cern,DC=ch"
AuthLDAPBindPassword     "<password>"
AuthzLDAPAuthoritative   on
require valid-user

One trick put in place is to logout from the SSO via the jenkins logout button:

<Location /jenkins/logout>
Redirect /jenkins/logout
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Topic revision: r2 - 2017-08-31 - BenjaminCouturier
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