Building Containerized Images on Openshift 4 and Push the Result to Third Party Image Registry

Sometimes in our pipeline, we need to build a docker images based on a specific Dockerfile and push the result to an external Image Registry such as Quay, Docker Hub or even on-premise Nexus or JFrog.

On this example, im trying to simulate build a simple java application, containerized it, and push it to Quay. The rough concept can be seen below,

1. Jenkins pull latest java code from Github, do testing and Maven build
2. Containerizing Maven build result and push it to Quay
3. Openshift Pre-Prod and Prod will pull from Quay, if build result is considered stable enough

For this example, im using a simple Dockerfile,


MAINTAINER Muhammad Edwin < edwin at redhat dot com >


RUN microdnf install --nodocs java-11-openjdk-headless && microdnf clean all

WORKDIR /work/
COPY target/*.jar /work/application.jar

CMD ["java", "-jar", "application.jar"]

And build it in a Jenkins pipeline, on this example im deploying to Quay

node('maven') {
    stage ('pull code') {
        sh "git clone source"
    stage ('mvn build') {
        dir("source") {
            sh "mvn clean package"
    stage ('build and push') {
        dir("source") {
            sh "oc new-build --strategy docker --name=hello-world-java-docker \
                        --binary --to-docker \
               || true"
            sh "oc start-build hello-world-java-docker --from-dir=. --follow --wait "

One thing you need to remember is that we need to register our Quay credentials in order to be able to push there. And we can achieve it by using this command,

oc create secret docker-registry \
	--docker-username=edwinkun --docker-password=******* \
	--docker-email=unused \

oc secrets link default quay-login

Run our Jenkins pipeline and we can see the result on Jenkins dashboard,

When successfully deployed, we can see the pipeline log result will be like this,

And lastly we can see that the containerized image is successfully deployed to Quay

Code for above example can be found on this Github link,

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