Salesforce DX - Jenkins - Environment Variables
Brett M. Nelson - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
We should almost have everything set up to run Jenkins with Salesforce DX. The last thing we need to do is configure our environment variables that we "used" in Salesforce DX – Setup Jenkins – Jenkinsfile. To do that we will need to be able to specify environment variable lets get to work on that.
We will use the Custom Tools Plugin. to access the SFDX CLI from inside build pipeline. To install it from the main Jenkins page use the navigation to go to Manage Jenkins => Manage Plugins and then the Available tab and use the search box.
Mark the check box next to the plugin and try installing it without restarting.
Now let's repeat the process with the
Add Custom Tool
Now go back to Manage Jenkins then Global Tool Configuration. It should have a section called
Custom Tool choose the
Add Custom Tool button.
Add Custom Tool Button
I'm going to un-check the
Install Automatically option since I have it installed already. Then choose the
Custom Tool Configurations... button and fill in the path to the
On Windows it's at
C:\Program Files\sfdx\binand on Mac it's at
/usr/local/bin(I think, not sure, I using Windows for this. )
Now save it.
Set Environment Variables
In Windows you can set an environment variable from the Control Panel => System and Security => System screen or paste
Control Panel\System and Security\System in a file explorer windows address bar to just go straight there.
Open the Advanced System Settings on the Left
Advanced System Settings
Environment Variables... button near the bottom.
Environment Variables... button
And use the
New... Button under
System variables near the bottom of the Environment Variables screen to add each of the following:
HUB_ORG_DH- Username for the Dev Hub org.
SFDC_HOST_DH- Login Url for Salesforce instance
JWT_CRED_ID_DH- The Id of the Secret File that has our JWT private key file in Jenkins
CONNECTED_APP_CONSUMER_KEY_DH- Consumer Key from our Salesforce Connected app
If you are using Jenkins on a *Nix machine you should probably look up how to set them for your variety of *Nix
With those values added we should be able to access them from inside the Jenkins Pipeline once we get the
Jenkinsfile set up properly.
Last this we need to do it adjust the
Jenkinsfile to work with the system we are running on. Think it will be easy? Let me know by leaving a comment below, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or following and yelling at me on Twitter/BrettMN.