Async python client for Jenkins

Asynchronous python library of Jenkins API endpoints based on aiohttp. Initial version of aiojenkins. Public API is still unstable.


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pip install aiojenkins


Read the Docs


Start new build:

import asyncio
import aiojenkins

jenkins = aiojenkins.Jenkins('http://your_server/jenkins', 'login', 'password')

async def example():
    await jenkins.builds.start('job_name', dict(parameter='test'))

loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

Please look at tests directory for more examples.


Currently tests aren’t using any mocking. I am testing locally with dockerized LTS Jenkins ver. 2.222.3

Prerequisites: docker, pytest pytest-cov pytest-asyncio

docker run -d --name jenkins --restart always -p 8080:8080 jenkins/jenkins:lts
docker exec jenkins cat /var/jenkins_home/secrets/initialAdminPassword
python3 -m pytest -v --cov=aiojenkins --cov-report=term --cov-report=html


Feel free to PR

API endpoints


class aiojenkins.jenkins.Jenkins(host: str, login: Optional[str] = None, password: Optional[str] = None, *, retry: Optional[dict] = None)

Core library class.

It`s possible to use retry argument to prevent failures if server restarting or temporary network problems, anyway 500 ~ 599 HTTP statues is checked and triggers new retry attempt. To enable retry with default options just pass retry=dict(enabled=True)

Example: retry = dict(
attempts=50, # total attempts count default is 50 interval=0.2, # interval in seconds between attempts statuses=[403], # additional HTTP statuses for retry


cancel_quiet_down() → None

Cancel server quiet down period

generate_token(name: str) → Tuple[str, str]

Generate new API token.

Returns two values: * tokenValue - uses for authorization * tokenUuid - uses for revoke

is_ready() → bool

Determines is server loaded and ready for work

quiet_down() → None

Start server quiet down period, new builds will not be started

restart() → None

Restart server immediately

revoke_token(token_uuid: str) → None

Revoke API token, please note that uuid is used, not value.

run_groovy_script(script: str) → str

Execute Groovy script on the server.

safe_restart() → None

Restart server when installation is complete and no jobs are running

wait_until_ready(sleep_interval_sec: float = 1.0) → None

Blocks until server is completely loaded


exception aiojenkins.exceptions.JenkinsError(message=None, status=None)
exception aiojenkins.exceptions.JenkinsNotFoundError(message=None, status=None)


construct_config(**kwargs) → str

Jenkins job XML constructor

get_all() → dict

Get list of builds for specified job name. Returned example:

jobs = [
{‘name’: ‘test’, ‘url’: ‘http://localhost/job/test/’}, {‘name’: ‘test_builds’, ‘url’: ‘http://localhost/job/test_builds/’}



class aiojenkins.builds.Builds(jenkins)
static parse_url(build_url: str) → Tuple[str, int]

Extract job name and build number from build url

get_all(name: str) → list

Get list of builds for specified job name. Returned example:

builds = [
{‘number’: 1, ‘url’: ‘http://localhost/job/test/1/’}, {‘number’: 2, ‘url’: ‘http://localhost/job/test/2/’}


get_info(name: str, build_id: int) → dict

Get detailed information about specified build of job

get_output(name: str, build_id: int) → str

Get console output of specified build

get_url_info(build_url: str) → dict

Extract job name and build number from url and return info

start(name: str, parameters: Optional[dict] = None, delay: int = 0) → Optional[int]

Enqueue new build with delay (default is 0 seconds, means immediately)

Note about delay (quiet-period):


class aiojenkins.nodes.Nodes(jenkins)
get_all() → dict

Get available nodes on server. Example dict result: {

“master”: dict(…), “buildbot1”: dict(…)


get_all_builds(name: str) → List[dict]

Return list of all detalizied builds for node name, actually it parsed from RSS feed. Ascending builds sort.

Example: [{
‘job_name’: ‘test’, ‘number’: 1, ‘url’: ‘http://localhost:8080/job/test/1/


get_config(name: str) → str

Return node config in XML format

get_failed_builds(name: str) → List[dict]

Return list of detalizied failed builds for node name, actually it parsed from RSS feed. usefull for build restart. Ascending builds sort.

Example: [{
‘job_name’: ‘test’, ‘number’: 1, ‘url’: ‘http://localhost:8080/job/test/1/



Jenkins node constructor, returns dict to be passed to create method.


class aiojenkins.views.Views(jenkins)
create(name: str, config: str) → None

Create view

delete(name: str) → None

Delete view

get_all() → dict

Returns dict of all views and their properties.

get_config(name: str) → str

Return view config in XML format

is_exists(name: str) → bool

Check if view exists

reconfigure(name: str, config: str) → None

Reconfigure view

Utils (helpers)

aiojenkins.utils.construct_job_config(*, description: str = None, parameters: List[dict] = None, commands: List[str] = None) → str

Constructs an XML for job creating depends on arguments.

  • description (-) – Job description
  • parameters (-) –

    Parameters for job, note that name is mandatory field.

    Example: [
    dict(name=’param1’), dict(name=’param2’, description=’helpfull information’), dict(name=’param3’, default=’default command value’),


  • commands (-) –
    List of commands which will be joined as one string by note
    that entire command block will run in one shell instance.
    Example: [
    ‘echo 1’, ‘sleep 5’,



Prettified XML ready to submit on Jenkins

Return type:

  • str

aiojenkins.utils.construct_node_config(*, name: str, remote_fs: str = '/tmp', executors: int = 2) → dict
  • name (-) – Node name
  • remote_fs (-) – Remote node root directory
  • executors (-) – Number of node executors

return ready to use dict with nodes.create()

Return type:

  • dict

aiojenkins.utils.parse_build_url(build_url: str) → Tuple[str, int]

Extract job name and build number from build url