Locked out of Jenkins [closed]
I enabled jenkins security thinking it would prompt me to create an account. I tried deleting and editing my config.xml file in c:/program files/jenkins but i’m not sure how to restart jenkins without having access.
Any help would be appreciated.
I’m running Jenkins on a windows server, recently updated to the latest version.
If you don’t have a lot of other configuration that you’d like to save, you can just delete
%JENKINS_HOME%/config.xml and restart Jenkins to disable security.
config.xml and set the values inside the
<useSecurity> tags to false, then restart Jenkins.
I had this exact issue today on my windows jenkins server.
Just removing the xml file and restarting did not work for me either. I had to:
- Stop the service.
- Check taskmanager to ensure the process is gone.
- Either edit the Config.XML file and change the useSecurity false or delete the config.xml file.
- Now start the service again
You can try: How to restart Jenkins manually?
or kill the process in taskmanager or do a taskkill in windows shell.
Here are the instructions to restart from command line:
Open Command Prompt.
Type one of the following: without qoutes
To stop a service, type:
net stop 'service'
To start a service, type:
net start 'service'
Also I think you may be looking in the wrong folder. Do you have a config.xml in