Summary of December 2017 Releases

We are delighted to announce the availability of our December fixed and rolling releases for CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise and CloudBees Assurance Program (CAP). A major highlight in this month's release is the addition of custom user roles for CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise. In the screenshot below, all the roles - admin, developer, QA and viewer are custom.

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CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise 1.11.0 & 1.11.1

Our flagship product, CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise (CJE), solves the automation needs for organizations requiring scalability, security, manageability and resiliency capabilities with Jenkins. We have added many improvements in this release, a major highlight is custom user roles for team members. You can leverage the CLI to add custom roles and sync GitHub collaborators with Jenkins users.

Feature Benefit

Custom user roles

After a team is created, it is possible to customize roles for team members rather than use the default roles and permissions. Users can be assigned multiple roles within a team.

Roles and permissions are customizable for each individual team. This enables standardization and the flexibility to support teams with different business requirements while keeping a simple permission model.

Jenkins containers based on Alpine Linux distribution

Containers for Operations Center, Managed Master, Castle, etc. are based on most commonly used OS.

This enhancement makes Jenkins images lightweight so the image is downloaded faster, installed and running in a container faster. Security is also improved as the image has a smaller footprint thus making the attack surface also smaller.

Improved security model for teams

CLI commands can be used to automate team security management. CLI commands can be used to edit and manage roles and permissions.

Team security can be fully customizable and automated by using the CLI, enabling bulk changes to be made. 
Manage team security through CLI
CLI commands can be used to automate team security management. CLI commands can be used to edit and manage roles and permissions.
Team security can be fully customizable and automated by using the CLI, enabling bulk and individual (granular) changes to be made.
Team administrators can browse other teams in read-only mode
Admin users on one team will be able to browse the configuration of other teams they are members of.
This feature is the first step toward a team dashboard page. It enables cross-visibility for admins with a read-only view of other teams they are members of, thereby sharing best practices across groups.

 

CloudBees Assurance Program (CAP)

CAP is a rigorous vetting process, conducting hundreds of hours of testing on the Jenkins core and plugins. Every month, CAP delivers a growing list of verified integrations and a recommended configuration based on a recent Jenkins LTS release. CAP updates are propagated into all CloudBees Jenkins Solutions. The Beekeeper Upgrade Assistant was redesigned to provide a smoother, streamlined user experience.

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Improvement Details

Beekeeper UI refactored

The UI for Beekeeper has been redesigned to present the following components as separate pages rather than as tabs:

  • CloudBees Assurance Program configuration
  • Upgrades - plugins and recommended configuration
  • Update Center configuration.

The new UI improves accessibility and usability of the information provided by Beekeeper, including monitoring of the recommended configuration, managing upgrades, etc.

Plugins added & changed

Click here to see the comprehensive list of plugin changes.

  • Upgrades in Pipeline, Declarative Pipeline and Blue Ocean.
  • CloudBees Jenkins Advisor is now included in CAP
  • Multiples upgrades in infrastructure plugins, such as LDAP, Git, Mercurial, etc.

Security Updates 

Security updates to Jenkins core and plugins were included in December releases of CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise, CloudBees Jenkins Team and CloudBees Jenkins Platform. For more information, please follow this link. We encourage you to upgrade because this is the only way to receive security fixes.

Release Notes

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