[Ci-users] How to abort running CI jobs

Fri Jun 16 06:55:28 UTC 2017
Fabian Arrotin <arrfab at centos.org>

On 16/06/17 08:09, Vinzenz Feenstra wrote:
> Hi,
> Our team uses the CentOS CI infrastructure together within GitHub PR to check those to be in shape.
> At times it happens that due to programming mistakes we would like to cancel/abort jobs. As those runs take usually up to 45 minutes or even longer or sometimes are just stuck because they are waiting for user input that ofc never is going to happen.
> Is there some way to stop them?
> In this particular case I am talking about the leapp-to project @ github ( https://github.com/leapp-to/prototype )
> Thanks
> --
> Vinzenz Feenstra
> Senior Software Developer
> Red Hat Czech


When we started the CI project, Jenkins was configured to use its
internal auth DB for users/groups. Jenkins let fine tune rights and
there is one like Job/Cancel that can be granted. It was after a certain
time decided to not create users/groups anymore at the Jenkins level to
let $projects create their jobs, but rather use JJB so that $projects
would not have to do anything on Jenkins itself, but their jobs would be
added/updated/etc through PR for JJB

With that specific use case in mind, I'm wondering if the best way would
not to be linking jenkins with https://accounts.centos.org for
authentication/group membership.
Jenkins supports SSO through openid, which we already have in place for ACO.

For example, for the QA team, we have another jenkins setup (different
from the CI env) that is using ACO as authentication source, so people
are authenticated through SSO/OpenID

Would it be useful to consider doing the same for CI ? From my personal
side, it would make sense to reflect all accounts/users/groups/rights at
a single place (SSO FTW) and "just" use it transparently within Jenkins

Not an expert in Jenkins though, so maybe there are other alternatives
for that.

Opinions on this ?

Fabian Arrotin
The CentOS Project | http://www.centos.org
gpg key: 56BEC54E | twitter: @arrfab

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