Create CloudBees CD/RO IntelliJ IDEA plugin configurations

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Experience the convenience of staying within IntelliJ IDEA to perform CloudBees CD/RO work. Once configured, IntelliJ IDEA Editor interacts with CloudBees CD/RO approvals, jobs, pipelines, releases, or manual tasks.

Get started by setting up the plugin as detailed in the following sections.

Configure the default connection to the CloudBees CD/RO server

Configuration settings are specific for each IntelliJ IDEA project.

Complete these steps in IntelliJ IDEA to configure the default connection to the CloudBees CD/RO.

  1. Open a project in IntelliJ.

  2. Access the CloudBees CD/RO Connections Settings.

    If the logo logo or CloudBees CD/RO plugin is not visible in the Settings navigation, then install the CloudBees CD/RO plugin. Refer to Install the CloudBees CD/RO Intellij IDEA plugin.
    • Select the logo logo. Then select the Gear gear on the Manager tab of the CloudBees CD/RO plugin.

    • Select Settings or Plugins from the logo IDE and Project settings icon. Then select CloudBees CD/RO from the left navigation menu of the Settings screen.

    • Select Settings from the IntelliJ IDEA menu in the upper left corner. Then select CloudBees CD/RO from the left navigation menu of the Settings screen.

  3. Use the information below to complete the CloudBees CD/RO connection settings fields. Then select OK to save the configuration.

    Clone task
    Figure 1. Settings
    Field Description

    Web URL

    Use to enter the CloudBees CD/RO web server address.

    Authentication

    Select either Username and Password or Token as the CloudBees CD/RO login method. For details regarding using an access token refer to, Sign in to CloudBees CD/RO.

    Test connection

    Select to validate the connection to CloudBees CD/RO server.

    Requests timeout (sec)

    Enter the number of seconds the plugin will wait for a response from the CloudBees CD/RO server.

    DSL script settings

    Use to enable Groovy and YAML DSL script extensions.

    Continue configuring plugin configuration by modifying the default template. Refer to Remove the Build option from the Run/Debug Configuration template.

Remove the Build option from the Run/Debug Configuration template

The Build option must be removed from the Before launch settings to ensure the connection to the CloudBees CD/RO server functions properly.

Complete these steps in IntelliJ IDEA to configure the default connection to the CloudBees CD/RO.

  1. Open a project in IntelliJ.

  2. Select Edit configuration.. from the Current File menu located in the upper right corner of the IntelliJ IDE editor. The Run/Debug configurations screen displays.

  3. Select the Edit configuration templates link in the lower left corner of the Run/Debug configurations screen.

    Run Debug Configurations
    Figure 2. Run/Debug Configurations
  4. Select DSL run from the template list on the Run/Debug Configuration Templates screen.

  5. Select the Build option in the Before launch section in the CloudBees CD/RO Connections settings.

  6. Select the Remove Remove icon.

    Leave the Hostname, Authentication, and Credential fields blank.
  7. Select OK to save the template configuration.

    Run/Debug Configuration Templates
    Figure 3. Run/Debug Configuration Templates

Configure DSL script run and debug settings

Run/Debug configuration settings are created for each DSL script. Use these steps to modify settings for specific DSL script.

  1. Access DSL file settings.

    • Select the DSL file name from the Current File. Then Edit from select three-dots thee-dots menu.

    • Right-click on the object page in the editor or the file name in the project browser. Then select Modify Run Configuration from the More Run/Debug menu.

  2. Use the information below to modify the configuration settings. Then select OK to save the configuration.

    Run/Debug Configurations
    Figure 4. Run/Debug Configurations
    Field Description

    Name

    Use to enter the name for the configuration. The default is the DSL file name.

    Allow multiple instances

    Do not use this field.

    Store as a project file

    Select to save the configuration file to a location within the IntelliJ project.

    Hostname

    Use to enter the CloudBees CD/RO web server address.

    Authentication

    Use select either Username and Password or Token as the CloudBees CD/RO login method. For details regarding using an access token refer to, Sign in to CloudBees CD/RO.

    Test connection

    Select to validate the connection to CloudBees CD/RO server.

    DSL File

    Use to enter the local file path for the dsl file.

    Before launch

    Leave this field blank.

    Show this page

    Do not use this field.

    Active tool window

    Do not use this field.

    Focus tool window

    Do not use this field.