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Chart version: 7.3.5
Api version: v2
App version: 2.263.4
The leading open source automation server
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helm repo add center
Install Chart:
helm install jenkins center/bitnami/jenkins
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Jenkins is widely recognized as the most feature-rich CI available with easy configuration, continuous delivery and continuous integration support, easily test, build and stage your app, and more. It supports multiple SCM tools including CVS, Subversion and Git. It can execute Apache Ant and Apache Maven-based projects as well as arbitrary scripts.


helm repo add bitnami
helm install my-release bitnami/jenkins


This chart bootstraps a Jenkins deployment on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager.

Bitnami charts can be used with Kubeapps for deployment and management of Helm Charts in clusters. This Helm chart has been tested on top of Bitnami Kubernetes Production Runtime (BKPR). Deploy BKPR to get automated TLS certificates, logging and monitoring for your applications.


  • Kubernetes 1.12+
  • Helm 3.1.0
  • PV provisioner support in the underlying infrastructure
  • ReadWriteMany volumes for deployment scaling

Installing the Chart

To install the chart with the release name my-release:

helm repo add bitnami
helm install my-release bitnami/jenkins

These commands deploy Jenkins on the Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration. The Parameters section lists the parameters that can be configured during installation.

Tip: List all releases using helm list

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the my-release deployment:

helm delete my-release

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release.


The following tables lists the configurable parameters of the Jenkins chart and their default values per section/component:

Global parameters

Parameter Description Default
global.imageRegistry Global Docker image registry nil
global.imagePullSecrets Global Docker registry secret names as an array [] (does not add image pull secrets to deployed pods)
global.storageClass Global storage class for dynamic provisioning nil

Common parameters

Parameter Description Default
nameOverride String to partially override common.names.fullname template with a string (will prepend the release name) nil
fullnameOverride String to fully override common.names.fullname template with a string nil
clusterDomain Default Kubernetes cluster domain cluster.local
commonLabels Labels to add to all deployed objects {}
commonAnnotations Annotations to add to all deployed objects {}
extraDeploy Array of extra objects to deploy with the release [] (evaluated as a template)
kubeVersion Force target Kubernetes version (using Helm capabilities if not set) nil

Jenkins parameters

Parameter Description Default
image.registry Jenkins image registry
image.repository Jenkins Image name bitnami/jenkins
image.tag Jenkins Image tag {TAG_NAME}
image.pullPolicy Jenkins image pull policy IfNotPresent
image.pullSecrets Specify docker-registry secret names as an array [] (does not add image pull secrets to deployed pods)
jenkinsUser User of the application user
jenkinsPassword Application password random 10 character alphanumeric string
jenkinsHome Jenkins home directory /opt/bitnami/jenkins/jenkins_home
disableInitialization Allows to disable the initial Bitnami configuration for Jenkins no
javaOpts Customize JVM parameters nil
command Override default container command (useful when using custom images) nil
args Override default container args (useful when using custom images) nil
extraEnvVars Extra environment variables to be set on Jenkins container {}
extraEnvVarsCM Name of existing ConfigMap containing extra env vars nil
extraEnvVarsSecret Name of existing Secret containing extra env vars nil

Jenkins deployment parameters

Parameter Description Default
podSecurityContext Jenkins pods’ Security Context Check values.yaml file
containerSecurityContext Jenkins containers’ Security Context Check values.yaml file
hostAliases Add deployment host aliases []
resources.limits The resources limits for the Jenkins container {}
resources.requests The requested resources for the Jenkins container { cpu: "300m", memory: "512Mi" }
livenessProbe Liveness probe configuration for Jenkins Check values.yaml file
readinessProbe Readiness probe configuration for Jenkins Check values.yaml file
customLivenessProbe Override default liveness probe nil
customReadinessProbe Override default readiness probe nil
updateStrategy Strategy to use to update Pods Check values.yaml file
podAffinityPreset Pod affinity preset. Ignored if affinity is set. Allowed values: soft or hard ""
podAntiAffinityPreset Pod anti-affinity preset. Ignored if affinity is set. Allowed values: soft or hard soft
nodeAffinityPreset.type Node affinity preset type. Ignored if affinity is set. Allowed values: soft or hard ""
nodeAffinityPreset.key Node label key to match. Ignored if affinity is set. ""
nodeAffinityPreset.values Node label values to match. Ignored if affinity is set. []
affinity Affinity for pod assignment {} (evaluated as a template)
nodeSelector Node labels for pod assignment {} (evaluated as a template)
tolerations Tolerations for pod assignment [] (evaluated as a template)
podLabels Extra labels for Jenkins pods {} (evaluated as a template)
podAnnotations Annotations for Jenkins pods {} (evaluated as a template)
extraVolumeMounts Optionally specify extra list of additional volumeMounts for Jenkins container(s) []
extraVolumes Optionally specify extra list of additional volumes for Jenkins pods []
initContainers Add additional init containers to the Jenkins pods {} (evaluated as a template)
sidecars Add additional sidecar containers to the Jenkins pods {} (evaluated as a template)
persistence.enabled Enable persistence using PVC true
persistence.storageClass PVC Storage Class for Jenkins volume nil (uses alpha storage class annotation)
persistence.accessMode PVC Access Mode for Jenkins volume ReadWriteOnce
persistence.size PVC Storage Request for Jenkins volume 8Gi
persistence.annotations Persistence annotations {}

Exposure parameters

Parameter Description Default
service.type Kubernetes Service type LoadBalancer
service.port Service HTTP port 80
service.httpsPort Service HTTPS port 443
service.nodePorts.http Kubernetes http node port ""
service.nodePorts.https Kubernetes https node port ""
service.externalTrafficPolicy Enable client source IP preservation Cluster
service.loadBalancerIP LoadBalancer service IP address ""
service.annotations Service annotations {}
ingress.enabled Enable ingress controller resource false
ingress.certManager Add annotations for cert-manager false
ingress.hostname Default host for the ingress resource jenkins.local
ingress.path Default path for the ingress resource /
ingress.apiVersion Force Ingress API version (automatically detected if not set)
ingress.pathType Ingress path type ImplementationSpecific
ingress.tls Create TLS Secret false
ingress.annotations Ingress annotations [] (evaluated as a template)
ingress.extraHosts[0].name Additional hostnames to be covered nil
ingress.extraHosts[0].path Additional hostnames to be covered nil
ingress.extraPaths Additional arbitrary path/backend objects nil
ingress.extraTls[0].hosts[0] TLS configuration for additional hostnames to be covered nil
ingress.extraTls[0].secretName TLS configuration for additional hostnames to be covered nil
ingress.secrets[0].name TLS Secret Name nil
ingress.secrets[0].certificate TLS Secret Certificate nil
ingress.secrets[0].key TLS Secret Key nil

Volume Permissions parameters

Parameter Description Default
volumePermissions.enabled Enable init container that changes the owner and group of the persistent volume(s) mountpoint to runAsUser:fsGroup false
volumePermissions.image.registry Init container volume-permissions image registry
volumePermissions.image.repository Init container volume-permissions image name bitnami/minideb
volumePermissions.image.tag Init container volume-permissions image tag buster
volumePermissions.image.pullPolicy Init container volume-permissions image pull policy Always
volumePermissions.image.pullSecrets Specify docker-registry secret names as an array [] (does not add image pull secrets to deployed pods)
volumePermissions.resources.limits Init container volume-permissions resource limits {}
volumePermissions.resources.requests Init container volume-permissions resource requests {}

Metrics parameters

Parameter Description Default
metrics.enabled Start a side-car Jenkins Prometheus exporter false
metrics.image.registry Jenkins Prometheus exporter image registry
metrics.image.repository Jenkins Prometheus exporter image name bitnami/jenkins-exporter
metrics.image.tag Jenkins Prometheus exporter image tag {TAG_NAME}
metrics.image.pullPolicy Image pull policy IfNotPresent
metrics.image.pullSecrets Specify docker-registry secret names as an array [] (does not add image pull secrets to deployed pods)
metrics.podAnnotations Additional annotations for Metrics exporter pod {}
metrics.resources.limits Jenkins Prometheus exporter resource limits {}
metrics.resources.requests Jenkins Prometheus exporter resource requests {}
metrics.service.type Kubernetes service type (ClusterIP, NodePort or LoadBalancer) ClusterIP
metrics.service.port Jenkins Prometheus exporter service port 9122
metrics.service.nodePort Kubernetes node port ""
metrics.service.annotations Annotations for Jenkins Prometheus exporter service { "true", "9118"}
metrics.service.loadBalancerIP loadBalancerIP if service type is LoadBalancer nil
metrics.serviceMonitor.enabled if true, creates a Prometheus Operator ServiceMonitor (also requires metrics.enabled to be true) false
metrics.serviceMonitor.namespace Namespace in which Prometheus is running nil
metrics.serviceMonitor.interval Interval at which metrics should be scraped. nil (Prometheus Operator default value)
metrics.serviceMonitor.scrapeTimeout Timeout after which the scrape is ended nil (Prometheus Operator default value)
metrics.serviceMonitor.selector Prometheus instance selector labels {}

The above parameters map to the env variables defined in bitnami/jenkins. For more information please refer to the bitnami/jenkins image documentation.

Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install. For example,

$ helm install my-release \
  --set jenkinsUser=admin,jenkinsPassword=password \

The above command sets the Jenkins administrator account username and password to admin and password respectively.

NOTE: Once this chart is deployed, it is not possible to change the application’s access credentials, such as usernames or passwords, using Helm. To change these application credentials after deployment, delete any persistent volumes (PVs) used by the chart and re-deploy it, or use the application’s built-in administrative tools if available.

Alternatively, a YAML file that specifies the values for the above parameters can be provided while installing the chart. For example,

helm install my-release -f values.yaml bitnami/jenkins

Tip: You can use the default values.yaml

Configuration and installation details

Rolling VS Immutable tags

It is strongly recommended to use immutable tags in a production environment. This ensures your deployment does not change automatically if the same tag is updated with a different image.

Bitnami will release a new chart updating its containers if a new version of the main container, significant changes, or critical vulnerabilities exist.


This chart provides support for ingress resources. If you have an ingress controller installed on your cluster, such as nginx-ingress-controller or contour you can utilize the ingress controller to serve your application.

To enable ingress integration, please set ingress.enabled to true.


Most likely you will only want to have one hostname that maps to this Jenkins installation. If that’s your case, the property ingress.hostname will set it. However, it is possible to have more than one host. To facilitate this, the ingress.extraHosts object can be specified as an array. You can also use ingress.extraTLS to add the TLS configuration for extra hosts.

For each host indicated at ingress.extraHosts, please indicate a name, path, and any annotations that you may want the ingress controller to know about.

For annotations, please see this document. Not all annotations are supported by all ingress controllers, but this document does a good job of indicating which annotation is supported by many popular ingress controllers.

TLS Secrets

This chart will facilitate the creation of TLS secrets for use with the ingress controller, however, this is not required. There are three common use cases:

  • Helm generates/manages certificate secrets.
  • User generates/manages certificates separately.
  • An additional tool (like cert-manager) manages the secrets for the application.

In the first two cases, it’s needed a certificate and a key. We would expect them to look like this:

  • certificate files should look like (and there can be more than one certificate if there is a certificate chain)

    -----END CERTIFICATE-----
    • keys should look like: console -----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY----- MIIEogIBAAKCAQEAvLYcyu8f3skuRyUgeeNpeDvYBCDcgq+LsWap6zbX5f8oLqp4 ... wrj2wDbCDCFmfqnSJ+dKI3vFLlEz44sAV8jX/kd4Y6ZTQhlLbYc= -----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----

If you are going to use Helm to manage the certificates, please copy these values into the certificate and key values for a given ingress.secrets entry.

If you are going to manage TLS secrets outside of Helm, please know that you can create a TLS secret (named jenkins.local-tls for example).

Adding extra environment variables

In case you want to add extra environment variables (useful for advanced operations like custom init scripts), you can use the extraEnvVars property.

  - name: LOG_LEVEL
    value: DEBUG

Alternatively, you can use a ConfigMap or a Secret with the environment variables. To do so, use the extraEnvVarsCM or the extraEnvVarsSecret values.

Sidecars and Init Containers

If you have a need for additional containers to run within the same pod as the Jenkins app (e.g. an additional metrics or logging exporter), you can do so via the sidecars config parameter. Simply define your container according to the Kubernetes container spec.

  - name: your-image-name
    image: your-image
    imagePullPolicy: Always
      - name: portname
       containerPort: 1234

Similarly, you can add extra init containers using the initContainers parameter.

  - name: your-image-name
    image: your-image
    imagePullPolicy: Always
      - name: portname
        containerPort: 1234

Deploying extra resources

There are cases where you may want to deploy extra objects, such a ConfigMap containing your app’s configuration or some extra deployment with a micro service used by your app. For covering this case, the chart allows adding the full specification of other objects using the extraDeploy parameter.

Setting Pod’s affinity

This chart allows you to set your custom affinity using the affinity parameter. Find more information about Pod’s affinity in the kubernetes documentation.

As an alternative, you can use of the preset configurations for pod affinity, pod anti-affinity, and node affinity available at the bitnami/common chart. To do so, set the podAffinityPreset, podAntiAffinityPreset, or nodeAffinityPreset parameters.


The Bitnami Jenkins image stores the Jenkins data and configurations at the /bitnami/jenkins path of the container.

Persistent Volume Claims are used to keep the data across deployments. This is known to work in GCE, AWS, and minikube. See the Parameters section to configure the PVC or to disable persistence.


Find more information about how to deal with common errors related to Bitnami’s Helm charts in this troubleshooting guide.


To 7.0.0

Chart labels were adapted to follow the Helm charts standard labels.


  • Backwards compatibility is not guaranteed. However, you can easily workaround this issue by removing Jenkins deployment before upgrading (the following example assumes that the release name is jenkins):
$ export JENKINS_PASSWORD=$(kubectl get secret --namespace default jenkins -o jsonpath="{.data.jenkins-password}" | base64 --decode)
$ kubectl delete deployments.apps jenkins
$ helm upgrade jenkins bitnami/jenkins --set jenkinsPassword=$JENKINS_PASSWORD

To 6.1.0

This version also introduces bitnami/common, a library chart as a dependency. More documentation about this new utility could be found here. Please, make sure that you have updated the chart dependencies before executing any upgrade.

To 6.0.0

On November 13, 2020, Helm v2 support was formally finished, this major version is the result of the required changes applied to the Helm Chart to be able to incorporate the different features added in Helm v3 and to be consistent with the Helm project itself regarding the Helm v2 EOL.

What changes were introduced in this major version?

  • Previous versions of this Helm Chart use apiVersion: v1 (installable by both Helm 2 and 3), this Helm Chart was updated to apiVersion: v2 (installable by Helm 3 only). Here you can find more information about the apiVersion field.
  • The different fields present in the Chart.yaml file has been ordered alphabetically in a homogeneous way for all the Bitnami Helm Charts

Considerations when upgrading to this version

  • If you want to upgrade to this version from a previous one installed with Helm v3, you shouldn’t face any issues
  • If you want to upgrade to this version using Helm v2, this scenario is not supported as this version doesn’t support Helm v2 anymore
  • If you installed the previous version with Helm v2 and wants to upgrade to this version with Helm v3, please refer to the official Helm documentation about migrating from Helm v2 to v3

Useful links

To 5.0.0

The Bitnami Jenkins image was migrated to a “non-root” user approach. Previously the container ran as the root user and the Jenkins service was started as the jenkins user. From now on, both the container and the Jenkins service run as user jenkins (uid=1001). You can revert this behavior by setting the parameters securityContext.runAsUser, and securityContext.fsGroup to root. Ingress configuration was also adapted to follow the Helm charts best practices.


  • No “privileged” actions are allowed anymore.
  • Backwards compatibility is not guaranteed when persistence is enabled.

To upgrade to 5.0.0, install a new Jenkins chart, and migrate your Jenkins data ensuring the jenkins user has the appropriate permissions.


Helm performs a lookup for the object based on its group (apps), version (v1), and kind (Deployment). Also known as its GroupVersionKind, or GVK. Changing the GVK is considered a compatibility breaker from Kubernetes’ point of view, so you cannot “upgrade” those objects to the new GVK in-place. Earlier versions of Helm 3 did not perform the lookup correctly which has since been fixed to match the spec.

In 4dfac075aacf74405e31ae5b27df4369e84eb0b0 the apiVersion of the deployment resources was updated to apps/v1 in tune with the api’s deprecated, resulting in compatibility breakage.

This major version signifies this change.


Backwards compatibility is not guaranteed unless you modify the labels used on the chart’s deployments. Use the workaround below to upgrade from versions previous to 1.0.0. The following example assumes that the release name is jenkins:

kubectl patch deployment jenkins --type=json -p='[{"op": "remove", "path": "/spec/selector/matchLabels/chart"}]'