September 16, 2018 Application, DevOps 1 minute, 16 seconds

Global vars

List of available global vars: https://JENKINS_URL/pipeline-syntax/globals

Define your own global vars in "Configure System" -> Global Pipeline Libraries.

Repository structure

  • ressources directory can have non-groovy resources, e.g. json, that get loaded via the libraryResource step.
  • src directory uses a structure similar to the standard Java src layout and is added to the classpath when a Pipeline that includes this shared library is executed.
  • vars directory holds global variables that should be accessible from pipeline scripts. A corresponding .txt file can be included that defines documentation for objects here.

Example for vars file named deployment.groovy:

def call(args) {
    if( args == "deploy") {
        lastBuild = ( ${env.BUILD_ID} as int) - 1
        sh "docker-compose pull"
        sh "docker-compose -p ${env.JOB_NAME}-${lastBuild} up --force-recreate --no-color  -d"
    if( args == "remove") {
        LastBuild = env.BUILD_ID - 1
        sh "docker-compose -p ${env.JOB_NAME}-${LastBuild} down --remove-orphans"
        sh "docker-compose rm -f"


In your Jenkinsfile

library ('LIBRARY_NAME') // At the beginning
stages {
   stage ('prepare') {
        steps {
            deployment('remove') // name of the file of the shared library



Enable git tag / push with ssh on jenkins slaves

Install SSHAgent Plugin.

def gt(args) {
    sshagent(['13fa2-gg251as-135tasf1-sa2']) {
                    sh "git ${args}"

The cryptic number represents the ID of the credentials saved in the credential store of Jenkins

Use credentials in your pipeline

environment {
    NEXUS_CREDS = credentials('developer')

The name is the ID of the credential. Then the following three variables are automatically available:

  • NEXUS_CREDS_USR (the username)
  • NEXUS_CREDS_PSW (the password)
  • NEXUS_CREDS (username:password)