Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees

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Plugin Information

Plugin ID cloudbees-enterprise-plugins Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
Latest Release
Latest Release Date
Required Core
Feb 27, 2014
async-http-client (version:1.7.8, optional)
credentials (version:1.9.3, optional)
Source Code
Issue Tracking
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Stephen Connolly (id: stephenconnolly)
Usage Installations 2013-Apr 12
2013-May 12
2013-Jun 23
2013-Jul 25
2013-Aug 27
2013-Sep 23
2013-Oct 30
2013-Nov 25
2013-Dec 25
2014-Jan 29
2014-Feb 37
2014-Mar 33

Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees plugin

This plugin converts an OSS installation to a Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees (JEBC) installation. JEBC has dozen+ plugins that address issues in enterprise installations. Plugins include folders, validate merges, templates, roles-based access control, backup plugins and others (complete list). Additionally, you can use the HA component to make Jenkins highly available.
Note: As part of the installation process, you will require a valid license to use the CloudBees Enterprise plugins. An evaluation license can be obtained automatically. Once the evaluation license expires, you must either obtain a full license OR uninstall the plugins requiring such a license.



  • You must be running a sufficiently new version of Jenkins: either the current LTS release, or the newest available weekly build.
  • Your Jenkins installation must be able to download and install plugins from the OSS update centre.
    In other words, if you cannot use the plugin update center to install plugin this plugin then it will not work.


This plugin can be installed without restart, but will require a restart to complete installation. 

  1. Install the Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees plugin.
  2. Install the plugin without restart.
  3. Once the plugin is installed, it will add the CloudBees proprietary update center to the list of update centers used by your Jenkins instance as well as the certificate used to validate that update center's certificate.
  4. You will need to browse to at least one Jenkins screen. That will trigger the download of the update center metadata from the CloudBees proprietary update center, and the subsequent download of the CloudBees plugins
  5. When all the plugins have been downloaded, a Safe Restart will be triggered, or if the Servlet Container that your Jenkins instance is running in does not support safe restarts, a notice bar will be displayed to tell you to restart your Jenkins instance.
  6. When your Jenkins instance restarts, you will be asked to either Request an evaluation license or provide an Enterprise license. A valid license is a necessary condition for the Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees plugins.

    If you do not want to register your system with CloudBees there is an option for removing the CloudBees plugins that require a license for use.

    You click on the red delete icons to remove the license enforcement check or the license manager plugin. A restart will be required if you remove any of the license enforcement checks or the license manager plugin.
  7. Once you have completed the registration process your Jenkins instance will complete startup as normal. 


To uninstall, simply disable or delete the Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees plugin and the Jenkins Enterprise License Entitlement Check plugins. Once these plugins are disabled, all the Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees plugins will be disabled automatically, though it is better to remove them from your instance to improve startup performance.

Version History

Version 14.2.0 (Fev 27, 2014)

  • Updated to required minimum version of Jenkins to 1.548 to align with current required minimum Jenkins of folders plugin available from the regular non-LTS Jenkins OSS update center.

Version 13.11.2 (Feb 27, 2014)

  • Updated to align with the 1.532.2.2 release of Jenkins Enterprise.

Version 13.11.1 (Dec 5, 2013)

  • Update to align with the 1.532.1.2 release of Jenkins Enterprise, ensuring that the Jenkins Operations Center by CloudBees client plugins are using the minimum required versions.

Version 13.11.0 (Nov 28, 2013)

  • Update to align with the 13.11 version of Jenkins Enterprise. All plugin versions will now be upgraded to same as in that version.
  • Minimum required version of Jenkins has been upped to 1.532

Version 13.5.0 (May 22, 2013)

  • Update to align with the 13.5 version of Jenkins Enterprise. All plugin versions will now be upgraded to same as in that version. 
  • Minimum required version of Jenkins has been upped to 1.509 due to the upgrade to Fast Archiver 4.0

Version 12.11.1 (Apr 10, 2013)

  • Update to version 4.0 of the cloudbees-license plugin to resolve classloading conflicts with bouncycastle

Version 12.11 (Mar 28, 2013)

  • Initial release
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