Hello Readers! We are again back with a new exciting topic. In this blog, I will show you how to send Jenkins build notifications to Microsoft Teams channel.
Continuous integration and delivery are crucial for ensuring high-quality software releases in today’s fast-paced software development environments. Jenkins, an open-source automation server, is widely used for automating the building, testing, and deployment of software projects. On the other hand, Microsoft Teams is a popular collaboration platform allowing teams to communicate and work together efficiently. Integrating Jenkins with Microsoft Teams can provide real-time updates on build status, enabling seamless communication and collaboration among team members. Now, I will guide you through the process of sending Jenkins build notifications to a Microsoft Teams channel.
Before getting started, follow the below prerequisites:
- Install and configure Jenkins on your server or local machine.
- Install the necessary plugins to enable communication with Microsoft Teams. The “Office 365 Connector” plugin is used for this purpose.
- Have access to a Microsoft Teams channel where you want to receive Jenkins build status updates.
Step 1: Install the Microsoft Teams Notification plugin
- To enable communication between Jenkins and Microsoft Teams, we need to install the “Office 365 Connector” plugin in your Jenkins instance. Follow these steps:
- Log in to your Jenkins server. Go to “Manage Jenkins” -> “Manage Plugins” -> “Available” tab.
- Search “Office 365 Connector” in the search box.
- Select the checkbox and click the “Install without restart” button.
- Wait for the installation process to complete.
Step 2: Configure the Microsoft Teams channel to get notifications from Jenkins
Once the plugin is installed, we must configure the Microsoft Teams channel to receive notifications from the Jenkins pipeline.
- Move to the teams channel in which you want to get alerts. Click on connectors.
- Add Jenkins connector for your team from below list.
- Click on Add.
- Enter a name for your Jenkins connector.
- Click on Create. It will create a webhook URL which we will use further in our Jenkins pipeline. Copy this URL on the clipboard.
- Go down and click on done.
Now, the teams channel is configured with Jenkins.
Step 3: Configure Jenkins to communicate with Microsoft Teams
We need to configure Jenkins to communicate with your Microsoft Teams channel. Follow these steps:
- Go to your Jenkins dashboard.
- Click on a specific job/pipeline for which you want to send build status notifications.
- On the left-hand side, click on “Configure” to open the job configuration page.
- Scroll down to the “Office 365 Connector” section.
- In the “Webhook URL” field, enter the webhook URL and name of the connector for your Microsoft Teams channel.
- Customize the notification message as per your preference. You can include build details, status, and other relevant information using predefined variables provided by Jenkins.
- Save the job configuration.
Step 4: Test the integration for Jenkins build notifications
To ensure that the integration between Jenkins and Microsoft Teams is working correctly, follow these steps:
- Trigger a build in Jenkins for the job.
- Once the build completes, check your Microsoft Teams channel for the build status update.
- The notification message should contain relevant information such as build status (success, failure, or unstable), duration, and other details you included in the configuration.
In this blog, we have seen how to send Jenkins build notifications to Microsoft Teams channel. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can easily set up the communication between Jenkins and Microsoft Teams, ensuring that your team stays up to date with the latest build status updates. If you liked this blog, do like it and share it with your friends. Give it a try and experience the benefits of real-time build status updates in your Microsoft Teams channel today!