Friday, March 9, 2018

How to run Jenkins behind Caddy ? : Caddy is the HTTP/2 web server with automatic HTTPS : The leading open source automation server, Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project.

I have installed Jenkins in Ubuntu.
If you want to install in Ubuntu please follow the tutorial below.

Install Caddy

praja@ip-****:~/jenkins$ wget
Saving to: ‘caddy_v0.10.10_linux_amd64.tar.gz’
caddy_v0.10.10_linux_amd64.tar.gz    100%[===================================================================>]   5.36M  1.95MB/s    in 2.7s    
2017-12-28 09:01:36 (1.95 MB/s) - ‘caddy_v0.10.10_linux_amd64.tar.gz’ saved [5617625/5617625]

sudo cp caddy /usr/local/bin/

praja@ip-****:~/jenkins$ ls -lart /usr/local/bin/
total 17168
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root     4096 Nov 21 10:30 ..
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     4096 Dec 28 09:07 .
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 17568553 Dec 28 09:07 caddy

Once the installation is complete, please add the cap_net_bind_service capability to the Caddy binary. This capability will allow the Caddy executable to bind to a port less than 1024.

praja@ip-****:~/jenkins$ sudo setcap 'cap_net_bind_service=+ep' /usr/local/bin/caddy

Create the directories where you will store the Caddy configuration file Caddyfile and SSL certificates.
The term “Caddyfile” is a plaintext configuration file used to configure how Caddy works.
This configuration file is very similar in purpose to httpd.conf in Apache or nginx.conf in Nginx.

Run the following commands:

sudo mkdir /etc/caddy
sudo chown -R root:www-data /etc/caddy
sudo mkdir /etc/ssl/caddy
sudo chown -R www-data:root /etc/ssl/caddy
sudo chmod 0770 /etc/ssl/caddy
sudo touch /etc/caddy/Caddyfile
sudo mkdir /var/www
sudo chown www-data: /var/www

caddy file

This will proxy all of the root traffic from port 80 to port 8080 where our Jenkins application is running – while passing the host information that most backend applications would expect when we specify transparent.

praja@ip-****:/etc/caddy$ cat Caddyfile {
  proxy / :8080 {

sudo chown www-data:www-data Caddyfile
sudo chmod 444 Caddyfile

praja@ip-****:/etc/caddy$ ls -lart Caddyfile 
-r--r--r-- 1 www-data www-data 72 Dec 28 09:31 Caddyfile

** Change the hostname as per your hosting domain or use localhost if you are testing locally.

Caddy Service File

Run the following commands:

praja@ip-****:~/jenkins/init/linux-systemd$ pwd

praja@ip-****:~/jenkins/init/linux-systemd$ ls

praja@ip-****:~/jenkins/init/linux-systemd$ sudo cp caddy.service /etc/systemd/system/

praja@ip-****:~/jenkins/init/linux-systemd$ sudo chown root:root /etc/systemd/system/caddy.service

praja@ip-****:~/jenkins/init/linux-systemd$ sudo chmod 744 /etc/systemd/system/caddy.service

praja@ip-****:~/jenkins/init/linux-systemd$ sudo systemctl daemon-reload

praja@ip-****:/etc/systemd/system$ sudo systemctl enable caddy.service
Created symlink from /etc/systemd/system/ to /etc/systemd/system/caddy.service.

praja@ip-****:/etc/systemd/system$ sudo systemctl status caddy.service
● caddy.service - Caddy HTTP/2 web server
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/caddy.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Thu 2017-12-28 09:50:04 UTC; 8s ago
 Main PID: 18390 (caddy)
    Tasks: 7
   Memory: 9.5M
      CPU: 163ms
   CGroup: /system.slice/caddy.service
           └─18390 /usr/local/bin/caddy -log stdout -agree=true -conf=/etc/caddy/Caddyfile -root=/var/tmp

Dec 28 09:50:04 ip-**** caddy[18390]: Your sites will be served over HTTPS automatically using Let's Encrypt.

** Now visit jenkins.<your-domain>.com. Jenkins will be served over https.

Caddy is the HTTP/2 web server with automatic HTTPS


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