How to Install a Jenkins Plugin – Explained with Screenshots

As you already know Jenkins is a popular CI/CD tool that every DevOps guy loves. You can do limitless automation on Jenkins. Jenkins plugins make the automation task little more easy. There are lot of Jenkins plugins out there developed for specific purposes like Mail, GitHub ..etc. In this article, let me get you through steps to install Jenkins plugin using Jenkins UI and make your Jenkins Feature Enhanced!

In this article, I will install plugin Pagerduty  which is for triggering alert based on Jenkins build status, as a demonstration. The steps are same for all Plugins.

Step 1: Open your Jenkins UI and make sure you are logged in.

Step 2: Click Manage Jenkins .

Step 3: Scroll down a little bit and Click Manage Plugins .


Step 4: On the next page, Select the Available tab and filter the plugin name.

if the plugin shows up, select it and Click Install without restart .

Step 5: Now you will be brought to page where progress of your plugin installation is shown. You need wait until it becomes success.

Once the Jenkins plugin installation is done, you will see something like this.

This means the Plugins has been successfully installed. Now go to your Jenkins Job, make use of the plugin by either clicking Add build step or Add Post-build Actions .

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