Jenkins : Installing Jenkins with Docker

You should have Docker properly installed on your machine. Check Docker installation guide for details.

First, pull the official jenkins image from Docker repository.

docker pull jenkins

Next, run a container using this image and map data directory from the container to the host; e.g in the example below /var/jenkins_home from the container is mapped to jenkins/ directory from the current path on the host. Jenkins 8080 port is also exposed to the host as 49001.

docker run -d -p 49001:8080 -v $PWD/jenkins:/var/jenkins_home:z -t jenkins/jenkins

Addtionally, you can configure nginx as a reverse proxy to your Jenkins instance, e.g.

upstream app {
server {
    listen 80;

    location / {
        proxy_pass http://app;


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