Uploaded image for project: 'Jenkins'
  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-59626

Global configuration page blocks may try to load credentials before credentials providers are ready

    XMLWordPrintable

    Details

    • Similar Issues:

      Description

      The Jenkins global configuration (/configure) page currently suffers from a chicken-and-egg load order problem between plugins that consume credentials (e.g. Docker plugin) and plugins that provide credentials (e.g. AWS Secrets Manager provider).

      Preconditions

      • The configuration block for the consuming plugin, and the configuration block for the providing plugin, are displayed at the same time.
      • The providing plugin has not been configured yet.
      • The providing plugin is a remote provider, and as such is contractually bound to throw an unchecked exception when it is uninitialised or otherwise cannot contact its backing store.

      Bug

      When the uninitialised remote provider is asked to provide credentials, the exception it throws will crash the /configure page (or part of it).

      Effects

      • Jenkins users will see a (partially) broken /configure page. (But if they can use Configuration As Code, they can get round this.)
      • Plugin integration tests exercising the /configure page will break. (HtmlUnit and the Ajax controller will fail when they detect the page has crashed. There is no workaround for this.)

        Attachments

          Issue Links

            Activity

            chriskilding Chris Kilding created issue -
            danielbeck Daniel Beck made changes -
            Field Original Value New Value
            Component/s credentials-plugin [ 16523 ]
            Component/s core [ 15593 ]
            chriskilding Chris Kilding made changes -
            Link This issue relates to JENKINS-60652 [ JENKINS-60652 ]

              People

              Assignee:
              Unassigned Unassigned
              Reporter:
              chriskilding Chris Kilding
              Votes:
              2 Vote for this issue
              Watchers:
              3 Start watching this issue

                Dates

                Created:
                Updated: