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Install and configure plugins

Jenkins uses plugins to integrate functionality of other applications. To integrate Ranorex Studio tests in Jenkins, a series of plugins is required. Other optional plugins add additional functionality. Some of these plugins normally come preinstalled and activated on a Jenkins server, others have to be downloaded and activated.

On this page, we list the the required and optional plugins and what configurations you need to make in Jenkins for them to work correctly for the Ranorex Studio integration.

In this chapter

Access plugins


For detailed information on downloading and installing plugins, please refer to this article in the official Jenkins documentation.

To access plugins in Jenkins:

  1. Click Manage Jenkins.

  2. Click Manage Plugins.

The following overview appears:

  1. Installed plugins are listed under Installed; plugins that can be downloaded are listed under Available

  2. The filter allows you to search for plugins

Required and optional plugins


Ranorex Test Execution Plugin

Must be downloaded and installed so Jenkins can process Ranorex Studio tests.

MSBuild Plugin

Must be downloaded and installed so Jenkins can compile and build the Ranorex Studio solution.

GitHub Plugin

Preinstalled. Optional. Allows Jenkins to access GitHub repositories. We need it because we use GitHub; if you use a different provider, a different plugin may be required.

JUnit Plugin

Preinstalled. Optional. Allows Jenkins to output test results in a report in JUnit format. Required if you want to use the JUnit format for Ranorex Studio reports.

Configure plugins


Some of the plugins require that you make some configurations before they will work correctly for the Ranorex Studio integration.

Configure Ranorex Test Execution Plugin

  1. Click Manage Jenkins.

  2. Click Configure System.

  1. Under Ranorex Integration, check the option Summarize arguments in Console output.

  2. Click Save.

Configure MSBuild Plugin

  1. Click Manage Jenkins.

  2. Click Global Tool Configuration.

  1. Click Add MSBuild.

  2. Enter a sensible name for the build.

  3. Enter the path to your local .NET installation.

  4. Click Save.

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