Error Jenkins Failed to connect to repository

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I'm unable to connect Jenkins on a github repo.

When I specify the repository URL, Jenkins returns the following error message:

Failed to connect to repository : Failed to connect to //Zulaikha12/git-test.git (status = 407)
Jul 6, 2018 in Jenkins by Zulaikha
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2 answers to this question.

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This happens when you create the ssh files with the root user access. This makes root the owner of the files.

The solution is to just change the ownership to the Jenkins user.

chown jenkins 
chown jenkins id_rsa
answered Jul 7, 2018 by Sophie may
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Jenkins runs as another user, not as your ordinary login. So, do as this to solve the ssh problem:

  1. Log on as jenkins su jenkins (you may first have to do sudo passwd jenkins to be able to set the password for jenkins. I couldn't find the default...)

  2. Generate ssh key pair: ssh-keygen

  3. Copy the public key ( to your github account (or wherever)

  4. Clone the repo as jenkins in order to have the host added to jenkins known_hosts which is neccessary to do. Now you can remove the cloned repo again if you wish.

answered Aug 7, 2019 by Sirajul
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