Configure GitHub hooks

GitHub hooks is a great thing that can accelerate your process. When GitHub hooks are enabled, your builds will be triggered right after PR is created or comment retest this please was added in PR. The only thing, you need to remember, that when github hooks are configured but stopped working - you'll get stalled CI.

1. Add GitHub bot as admin to repository

Before diving into Jenkins configuration, make sure your bot has admin permissions for repository.

2. Enable GitHub hooks for job

In order to use GitHub hooks for PR_BUILDER or DEMO sites, you should update you jobs to be triggered by GitHub hooks. To do that, open job and check Use github hooks for build triggering in Build Triggers.

3. Make sure it works

Once you've done step 1 and 2, create new PR or write "retest this please" in already existing PR to trigger build.

Also make sure that in repository settings "*/ghprbhook/" endpoint has been added automatically.

4. Set nGinx to avoid of htpasswd protection

In caseif you have nginx in front of the Jenkins for security reason, there is a need to skip htpasswd protection for webhooks url

location /ghprbhook {
       proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
       proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
       proxy_redirect off;
       add_header Pragma "no-cache";

       if (!-f $request_filename) {
           proxy_pass http://app_server;

Add this to your vhosts configuration.