I am trying to build a python script that will build jobs externally but when I am executing it, throws 403 forbidden error for build jobs call other get APIs are working fine. Below is the python snippet.

j=jenkins.Jenkins('http://localhost:8080/login?from=%2F', 'admin', 'admin@123' )





Jenkins details: I am able to create & build jobs from UI successfully. My Jenkins version is 2.237.

Other settings.

  • logged in user can do anything. Csrf protection is disabled. On the other hand my friend having the same script and version of Jenkins is able to build job.

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As recommended by Jenkins (>2.2xx) you may benefit by creating an API token for the user, I did so, to trigger Jenkins job in my local Jenkins server from NODEJS code.

Please refer below for further clarification:

  1. https://www.jenkins.io/doc/book/system-administration/authenticating-scripted-clients/#shell-with-curl
  2. https://www.jenkins.io/doc/book/using/remote-access-api/#RemoteaccessAPI-CSRFProtection

And for details: https://www.jenkins.io/doc/book/managing/security/

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