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Hudson 3 Essentials

By : Lloyd H. Meinholz
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Hudson 3 Essentials

By: Lloyd H. Meinholz

Overview of this book

Continuous integration (CI) with automated test execution has been widely adopted in recent years. The concept behind CI has changed how companies look at Build Management, Release Management, Deployment Automation, and Test Orchestration. Hudson is a CI solution that provides executives, business managers, software developers, and architects with a better sense of the development progress and code quality of projects throughout their development life cycle.A fast-paced and hands-on introduction to the key features of Hudson 3. You will be introduced to tools that can be used to improve the quality of software development projects. You will also learn how to install and secure Hudson in a variety of IT environments. Staring with a brief introduction to Hudson and how it helps many IT organizations deliver high quality software, Hudson 3 Essentials will show you how Hudson can be installed and deployed in various environments. You will also be guided through the different methods of securing your Hudson installation. Moving on from the basics, you will be introduced to several important Hudson plugins and learn how to extend its functionality by developing your own plugins. You will be shown how Hudson can be used to build different types of applications and how it can deploy a web application to an application server. Finally, you will discover how Hudson can be used to perform automated testing on software applications, and how to generate reports that describe the results.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Hudson 3 Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Configuring security

The default Hudson installation has no security enabled. This may be acceptable for a test server on a home network or for a small team on a computer that isn't accessible from the Internet, but may not be acceptable for larger installations.

On the Manage Hudson page, click on the Configure Security link. This will bring you to the Configure Security page. Select the Enable security checkbox and you should see the following screenshot:

There are two aspects to access control: authentication and authorization. Authentication is a method of identifying a user. Authorization controls which action an authenticated user can perform.

Hudson authentication

Hudson supports four methods for authentication, and they are as follows:

  • Delegate to servlet container:

    This authentication method will use the users and groups that are defined in the application server. This approach is dependent on the application server. This method is not an option when running Hudson as a standalone application...