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Created April 5, 2012 19:29
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Jenkins on Heroku

Jenkins on Heroku

  1. Download jenkins.war
  2. Create pom.xml (it'll be pretty much empty)
  3. Create Procfile to do 'java -jar jenkins.war' etc...


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
Just need a plain and mostly empty pom.xml for Heroku to detect that this is a Java application
<project xmlns=""
# Only listen on http; disable ajp and https
web: java -jar jenkins.war --httpPort=$PORT --ajp13Port=-1 --httpsPort=-1
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@maheshwarimani1991 password is store on ~/.jenkins or $JENKINS_HOME. However, if you first start or restart dyno, you can access its log to get the pass code.
heroku logs --app your-app-name

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How do you persist configuration?

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rahil11 commented Sep 9, 2017

@HongQuanTo where exactly we have to run this command "heroku logs --app your-app-name" ?

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I have deployed jenkins on heroku and deployed successfully and accessing jenkins on heroku but after 4 5 hours it is asking for Administrator password

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ghost commented May 14, 2018

Any news today for the ephemeral problem on Heroku?

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abrahamcalf commented Jun 15, 2018

@satnam348 I am facing the same issue, after 4 or 5 hours it is asking me for the Administrator password. Anyone know why?

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To get initial password restart the Dyno and type
heroku logs --app your-app-name where you installed heroku cli

For preventing it to sleep register site here

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Where does the jenkins create its configuration files in heroku after it has been deployed using this approach.

Since Heroku is not persisting the configuration files after restart so I want to keep all these configuration files inside the git. So after restart I do not need to configure again and it will pick from the config files. Is it possible ?

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