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terraform-aws-jenkins is a Terraform module to build a Docker image with Jenkins, save it to an ECR repo, and deploy to Elastic Beanstalk running Docker.

This is an enterprise-ready, scalable and highly-available architecture and the CI/CD pattern to build and deploy Jenkins.


The module will create the following AWS resources:

  • Elastic Beanstalk Application
  • Elastic Beanstalk Environment with Docker stack to run the Jenkins master
  • ECR repository to store the Jenkins Docker image
  • EFS filesystem to store Jenkins config and jobs (it will be mounted to a directory on the EC2 host, and then to the Docker container)
  • AWS Backup stack to automatically backup the EFS
  • CodePipeline with CodeBuild to build and deploy Jenkins so even Jenkins itself follows the CI/CD pattern

After all of the AWS resources are created,

CodePipeline will:

  • Get the specified Jenkins repo from GitHub, e.g.
  • Build a Docker image from it
  • Save the Docker image to the ECR repo
  • Deploy the Docker image from the ECR repo to Elastic Beanstalk running Docker stack
  • Monitor the GitHub repo for changes and re-run the steps above if new commits are pushed

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provider "aws" {
  region = var.region

module "vpc" {
  source     = "git::"
  namespace  = var.namespace
  stage      = var.stage
  name       =
  attributes = var.attributes
  tags       = var.tags
  delimiter  = var.delimiter
  cidr_block = ""

module "subnets" {
  source               = "git::"
  availability_zones   = var.availability_zones
  namespace            = var.namespace
  stage                = var.stage
  name                 =
  attributes           = var.attributes
  tags                 = var.tags
  delimiter            = var.delimiter
  vpc_id               = module.vpc.vpc_id
  igw_id               = module.vpc.igw_id
  cidr_block           = module.vpc.vpc_cidr_block
  nat_gateway_enabled  = true
  nat_instance_enabled = false

module "jenkins" {
  source      = "git::"
  namespace   = var.namespace
  stage       = var.stage
  name        =
  description = var.description

  master_instance_type = var.master_instance_type
  aws_account_id       = var.aws_account_id
  region               = var.region
  availability_zones   = var.availability_zones
  vpc_id               = module.vpc.vpc_id
  dns_zone_id          = var.dns_zone_id
  loadbalancer_subnets = module.subnets.public_subnet_ids
  application_subnets  = module.subnets.private_subnet_ids

  environment_type                       = var.environment_type
  loadbalancer_type                      = var.loadbalancer_type
  loadbalancer_certificate_arn           = var.loadbalancer_certificate_arn
  availability_zone_selector             = var.availability_zone_selector
  rolling_update_type                    = var.rolling_update_type
  loadbalancer_logs_bucket_force_destroy = var.loadbalancer_logs_bucket_force_destroy
  cicd_bucket_force_destroy              = var.cicd_bucket_force_destroy

  github_oauth_token  = var.github_oauth_token
  github_organization = var.github_organization
  github_repo_name    = var.github_repo_name
  github_branch       = var.github_branch

  image_tag = var.image_tag

  healthcheck_url = var.healthcheck_url

  build_image        = var.build_image
  build_compute_type = var.build_compute_type

  efs_backup_schedule           = var.efs_backup_schedule
  efs_backup_start_window       = var.efs_backup_start_window
  efs_backup_completion_window  = var.efs_backup_completion_window
  efs_backup_cold_storage_after = var.efs_backup_cold_storage_after
  efs_backup_delete_after       = var.efs_backup_delete_after

  env_vars = {
    "JENKINS_USER"          = var.jenkins_username
    "JENKINS_PASS"          = var.jenkins_password
    "JENKINS_NUM_EXECUTORS" = var.jenkins_num_executors

Makefile Targets

Available targets:

  help                                Help screen
  help/all                            Display help for all targets
  help/short                          This help short screen
  lint                                Lint terraform code


Name Description Type Default Required
allowed_security_groups List of security groups to be allowed to connect to Jenkins master EC2 instances list(string) <list> no
application_subnets List of subnets to place EC2 instances and EFS list(string) - yes
attributes Additional attributes (e.g. 1) list(string) <list> no
availability_zone_selector Availability Zone selector string Any no
availability_zones List of Availability Zones for EFS list(string) - yes
aws_account_id AWS Account ID. Used as CodeBuild ENV variable $AWS_ACCOUNT_ID when building Docker images. For more info: string - yes
build_compute_type CodeBuild compute type, e.g. 'BUILD_GENERAL1_SMALL'. For more info: string BUILD_GENERAL1_SMALL no
build_image CodeBuild build image, e.g. 'aws/codebuild/amazonlinux2-x86_64-standard:1.0'. For more info: string aws/codebuild/docker:1.12.1 no
cicd_bucket_force_destroy Force destroy the CI/CD S3 bucket even if it's not empty bool false no
delimiter Delimiter to be used between namespace, stage, name and attributes string - no
description Will be used as Elastic Beanstalk application description string Jenkins server as Docker container running on Elastic Benastalk no
dns_zone_id Route53 parent zone ID. The module will create sub-domain DNS records in the parent zone for the EB environment and EFS string - yes
efs_backup_cold_storage_after Specifies the number of days after creation that a recovery point is moved to cold storage number null no
efs_backup_completion_window The amount of time AWS Backup attempts a backup before canceling the job and returning an error. Must be at least 60 minutes greater than start_window number null no
efs_backup_delete_after Specifies the number of days after creation that a recovery point is deleted. Must be 90 days greater than cold_storage_after number null no
efs_backup_schedule A CRON expression specifying when AWS Backup initiates a backup job string null no
efs_backup_start_window The amount of time in minutes before beginning a backup. Minimum value is 60 minutes number null no
env_vars Map of custom ENV variables to be provided to the Jenkins application running on Elastic Beanstalk, e.g. env_vars = { JENKINS_USER = 'admin' JENKINS_PASS = 'xxxxxx' } map(string) <map> no
environment_type Environment type, e.g. 'LoadBalanced' or 'SingleInstance'. If setting to 'SingleInstance', rolling_update_type must be set to 'Time' or Immutable, and loadbalancer_subnets will be unused (it applies to the ELB, which does not exist in SingleInstance environments) string LoadBalanced no
github_branch GitHub repository branch, e.g. 'master'. By default, this module will deploy '' master branch string master no
github_oauth_token GitHub Oauth Token string - yes
github_organization GitHub organization, e.g. 'cloudposse'. By default, this module will deploy '' repository string cloudposse no
github_repo_name GitHub repository name, e.g. 'jenkins'. By default, this module will deploy '' repository string jenkins no
healthcheck_url Application Health Check URL. Elastic Beanstalk will call this URL to check the health of the application running on EC2 instances string /login no
image_tag Docker image tag in the ECR repository, e.g. 'latest'. Used as CodeBuild ENV variable $IMAGE_TAG when building Docker images. For more info: string latest no
loadbalancer_certificate_arn Load Balancer SSL certificate ARN. The certificate must be present in AWS Certificate Manager string `` no
loadbalancer_logs_bucket_force_destroy Force destroy the S3 bucket for load balancer logs even if it's not empty bool false no
loadbalancer_subnets List of subnets to place Elastic Load Balancer list(string) - yes
loadbalancer_type Load Balancer type, e.g. 'application' or 'classic' string application no
master_instance_type EC2 instance type for Jenkins master, e.g. 't2.medium' string t2.medium no
name Solution name, e.g. 'app' or 'jenkins' string - yes
namespace Namespace, which could be your organization name, e.g. 'eg' or 'cp' string `` no
region AWS region in which to provision the AWS resources string - yes
rolling_update_type Health, Time or Immutable. Set it to Immutable to apply the configuration change to a fresh group of instances. For more details, see string Health no
solution_stack_name Elastic Beanstalk stack, e.g. Docker, Go, Node, Java, IIS. For more info: string 64bit Amazon Linux 2018.03 v2.12.17 running Docker 18.06.1-ce no
ssh_key_pair Name of SSH key that will be deployed on Elastic Beanstalk instances. The key should be present in AWS string `` no
stage Stage, e.g. 'prod', 'staging', 'dev', or 'test' string `` no
tags Additional tags (e.g. map('BusinessUnit,XYZ) map(string) <map> no
use_efs_ip_address If set to true, will provide the EFS IP address instead of DNS name to Jenkins as ENV var bool false no
vpc_id ID of the VPC in which to provision the AWS resources string - yes


Name Description
codebuild_badge_url The URL of the build badge when badge_enabled is enabled
codebuild_cache_bucket_arn CodeBuild cache S3 bucket ARN
codebuild_cache_bucket_name CodeBuild cache S3 bucket name
codebuild_project_id CodeBuild project ID
codebuild_project_name CodeBuild project name
codebuild_role_arn CodeBuild IAM Role ARN
codebuild_role_id CodeBuild IAM Role ID
codepipeline_arn CodePipeline ARN
codepipeline_id CodePipeline ID
ecr_registry_id Registry ID
ecr_registry_url Registry URL
ecr_repository_name Registry name
efs_arn EFS ARN
efs_backup_plan_arn Backup Plan ARN
efs_backup_plan_version Unique, randomly generated, Unicode, UTF-8 encoded string that serves as the version ID of the backup plan
efs_backup_selection_id Backup Selection ID
efs_backup_vault_arn Backup Vault ARN
efs_backup_vault_id Backup Vault ID
efs_backup_vault_recovery_points Backup Vault recovery points
efs_dns_name EFS DNS name
efs_host Route53 DNS hostname for the EFS
efs_id EFS ID
efs_mount_target_dns_names List of EFS mount target DNS names
efs_mount_target_ids List of EFS mount target IDs (one per Availability Zone)
efs_mount_target_ips List of EFS mount target IPs (one per Availability Zone)
efs_network_interface_ids List of mount target network interface IDs
elastic_beanstalk_application_name Elastic Beanstalk Application name
elastic_beanstalk_environment_all_settings List of all option settings configured in the environment. These are a combination of default settings and their overrides from setting in the configuration
elastic_beanstalk_environment_application The Elastic Beanstalk Application specified for this environment
elastic_beanstalk_environment_autoscaling_groups The autoscaling groups used by this environment
elastic_beanstalk_environment_ec2_instance_profile_role_name Instance IAM role name
elastic_beanstalk_environment_elb_zone_id ELB zone id
elastic_beanstalk_environment_endpoint Fully qualified DNS name for the environment
elastic_beanstalk_environment_hostname DNS hostname
elastic_beanstalk_environment_id ID of the Elastic Beanstalk environment
elastic_beanstalk_environment_instances Instances used by this environment
elastic_beanstalk_environment_launch_configurations Launch configurations in use by this environment
elastic_beanstalk_environment_load_balancers Elastic Load Balancers in use by this environment
elastic_beanstalk_environment_name Name
elastic_beanstalk_environment_queues SQS queues in use by this environment
elastic_beanstalk_environment_security_group_id Security group id
elastic_beanstalk_environment_setting Settings specifically set for this environment
elastic_beanstalk_environment_tier The environment tier
elastic_beanstalk_environment_triggers Autoscaling triggers in use by this environment

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