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  • Create user: sudo adduser jenkins
  • Add jenkins user as sudoer: sudo adduser jenkins sudo
  • Login to that user: su jenkins
  • Download Jenkins: wget
  • Create systemd init configuration in file: sudo vim /etc/systemd/system/jenkins.service with following content:
Description=Jenkins Daemon

ExecStart=/usr/bin/java -jar /home/jenkins/jenkins.war --httpPort=8081

  • Reload service manager: sudo systemctl daemon-reload and you can now manage the service:
systemctl start jenkins.service      # starts the service manually
systemctl stop jenkins.service
systemctl restart jenkins.service
systemctl enable jenkins.service     # enable the service to start with system startup;
                                     # please note that it does not start the service instantly
systemctl disable jenkins.service    # disable automatic start
journalctl -u jenkins.service        # browse logs
  • Enable Jenkins service to boot at system start: systemctl enable jenkins.service
  • Run Jenkins: systemctl start jenkins.service or restart host
  • Log in using following port: 8081