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CloudBees Docker Traceability

This Jenkins plugin allows the tracking of the creation and use of Docker containers in Jenkins and their future use.

Plugin Summary

  • Container deployments summary page
  • Tracking of Docker image and container deployments produced in Jenkins
  • Tracking of Docker container events
  • Tracking of Docker container states being retrieved from docker inspect calls
  • Advanced API:
  • Submission of events from Docker and Docker Swarm installations
  • Data polling from Jenkins (including Docker API-compatible JSONs)
  • Support of search queries

Main page

Installation Guidelines

Plugin setup

  1. Install CloudBees Docker Traceability plugin from Jenkins Update Center
  2. Install other Jenkins plugins, which produce image fingerprints to be traced by the plugin (see Integrations)
  3. Configure security. This step is very important, because the plugin can store raw JSON, which may contain sensitive info like passwords
  • The plugin introduces new permissions, which allow to restrict the access
  • Read - Allows to retrieve details like full container/info dumps. Web interfaces are being managed by common Jenkins Read permission
  • Submit - Allows the submission deployment records from the remote API
  • Delete - Allows the deletion deployment records or entire fingerprints
  1. Setup the Docker image fingerprint creation mode
  • By default, the plugin does not create image fingerprints on its own. These fingerprints are expected to be created by other Docker plugins based on Docker Commons
  • The behavior can be adjusted on the plugin's global configuration page

Client-side configuration

The section is under construction


Submitting deployment records

The plugin does not support an automatic polling of events from external Docker servers. The events should be submitted by external clients or other Jenkins plugins.

Warning! Currently the plugin accepts the info for previously registered fingerprints only. Other submissions will be ignored. Initial image records should be created by other plugins using (see Integrations)

From external items using REST API

The plugin's API provides several commands, which allow to submit new events from remote applications.

submitContainerStatus is a simple call, which may be used from user scripts without a generation of additional JSON files.


 curl http://localhost:8080/jenkins/docker-traceability/submitContainerStatus 
    --data-urlencode inspectData="$(docker inspect CONTAINER_ID)"
curl http://localhost:8080/jenkins/docker-traceability/submitContainerStatus 
    --data-urlencode status=create
    --data-urlencode imageName=jenkinsci/workflow-demo
    --data-urlencode hostName=dev-server-1
    --data-urlencode hostName=development
    --data-urlencode inspectData="$(docker inspect CONTAINER_ID)"

submitEvent is a more complex call, which allows submit the all available data about a Docker container via a single REST API call. This call can be used from external plugins.

From other plugins

The plugin provides the DockerEventListener extension point, which is being used to notify listeners about new records.

Docker Traceability functionality also listens to these endpoints, so it is possible to notify the plugin about new records using DockerEventListener#fire() method.

Getting info from the plugin

For each container record the plugin publishes the info on the container summary page. A summary status is being also added to the parent image page.

Docker container page

Docker image page

If an external client submits information about the image (which can be retrieved using docker inspect imageId command), the plugin captures this image and adds a new facet to the image fingerprint page.

Docker image info facet

Raw data is accessible via the plugin's API or via hyperlinks on info pages.


You can search deployments by container IDs using the "Search" control on the "Docker Traceability" page. You can also query containers using the plugin's API.


CloudBees Docker Traceability plugin is based on fingerprints provided by Docker Commons Plugin. The plugin just adds additional facets to main fingerprint pages, so any other plugin can contribute to the UI by adding additional facets to the fingerprint.

See Docker Commons Plugin Wiki page to get an info about existing fingerprint contributors.


The detailed description of API endpoints is available in the "api" page of the "Docker Traceability" root action (see $(JENKINS_URL)/docker-traceability/api)