Continuous Integration with Jenkins

Integrating Prism into your Jenkins pipeline is easy. There are two ways to get started with Jenkins:

  • Running Prism in a pipeline step natively or using Docker
  • Using the “Stoplight Report” Jenkins Plugin

Adding Prism to a Pipeline

To get started, you will need to either install Prism natively on the Jenkins system, or use the official Stoplight Prism Docker image.

When integrating Prism into a Jenkins pipeline, there are two different approaches:

  • Starting Prism in the background to act as either a mock or contract/validation server
  • Having Prism conduct a scenario against a running server by running as a dedicated test step

Running Prism in the Background

To run Prism in the background, you will need to start Prism prior to kicking off your tests. If running natively, use the command format:

BUILD_ID=dontKillMe nohup prism mock --spec ... &

Please note that the trailing ampersand (&) is required

If running in Docker, use the format:

docker run -d --rm -p 4010:4010 stoplight/prism:latest mock --spec ...

For more information on using Prism as a test server, see here.

Running Prism in the Foreground

To run Prism in the foreground, you will call Prism like you would any other test step. If running natively, use the command format:

prism conduct ...

If running in Docker, use the format:

docker run --rm stoplight/prism:latest prism conduct ...

When running prism conduct, you can:

  • Include the Scenario JSON on your CI server, and pass in its absolute file path
  • Pass in the absolute URL to the scenario JSON served up via HTTP

Don’t forget to pass in any required environment values with the --env command line flag (or you can provide the filepath to a json file with your environment variables)!

Did you know? You can find the full command to run your scenario collection or individual scenarios in the Stoplight application. Click on the “Home” button of a scenario under “Trigger This Collection”.

Using the Plugin

Members of the Stoplight community were kind enough to create the Stoplight Report Plugin, which is a Jenkins plugin that can be used to run tests with Prism. For more information on the plugin, see here.


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