Jenkins : Packer Plugin

Plugin Information

View packer on the plugin site for more information.

This plugin allows for a job to publish an image generated Packer


System Configuration

At the system level this plugin supports choosing a specific installable binary to use and a (optional) packer template in the form of a text or file that is located on the slave node.  If utilized, jobs can share this global system-wide packer template and specify any necessary variables, which either replace or add to variables specified at the system level. Files can also be specified for items such as x509 certs, and these files are created temporarily for the packer execution and the file location bound to the specified variable for use within a template.

Job Configuration

At the job level this plugin can either use a global system-wide template for the chosen installation or packer template as text or a file.  As our available at the system level variables and temporary files can be configured and referenced in the template.

The plugin will automatically install the desired version of packer on the node.

Note: this plugin requires Jenkins running under a minimum of Java 7


Release 1.5 (March 20, 2018)

  • JENKINS-49715 - Packer Plugin Nullpointer Exception and SecurityException: Rejected: net.sf.json.JSONObject Resolved
  • increase prefix length for temp files

Release 1.4 (question)

Release 1.3 (March 18, 2016)

Release 1.2 (May 18, 2015)

Release 1.0 (Apr 04, 2014)

  • Initial release


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