How to set up CI/CD for Jira Server plugin with Github Actions?

Hello.

I want to use Github Actions to set up a CI/CD pipeline for my Jira plugin. I’ve lately managed to make unit tests run with maven surfire so I’ve tried adding a simple action that would run them, but it ends up throwing an error at build step:

[INFO] Scanning for projects...
[INFO] Downloading from central: https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2/com/atlassian/maven/plugins/jira-maven-plugin/8.0.2/jira-maven-plugin-8.0.2.pom
[WARNING] The POM for com.atlassian.maven.plugins:jira-maven-plugin:jar:8.0.2 is missing, no dependency information available
[INFO] Downloading from central: https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2/com/atlassian/maven/plugins/jira-maven-plugin/8.0.2/jira-maven-plugin-8.0.2.jar
[INFO] Downloading from central: https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2/org/codehaus/plexus/plexus-utils/1.1/plexus-utils-1.1.jar
[INFO] Downloaded from central: https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2/org/codehaus/plexus/plexus-utils/1.1/plexus-utils-1.1.jar (169 kB at 1.7 MB/s)
[ERROR] [ERROR] Some problems were encountered while processing the POMs:
[ERROR] Unresolveable build extension: Plugin com.atlassian.maven.plugins:jira-maven-plugin:8.0.2 or one of its dependencies could not be resolved: Could not find artifact com.atlassian.maven.plugins:jira-maven-plugin:jar:8.0.2 in central (https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2) @ 
[ERROR] Unknown packaging: atlassian-plugin @ line 14, column 16
 @ 
[ERROR] The build could not read 1 project -> [Help 1]
[ERROR]   
[ERROR]   The project com.tiramisu:jira-scrum-demo:1.0.0-SNAPSHOT (/home/runner/work/FUBARio_ActionableInsights/FUBARio_ActionableInsights/pom.xml) has 2 errors
[ERROR]     Unresolveable build extension: Plugin com.atlassian.maven.plugins:jira-maven-plugin:8.0.2 or one of its dependencies could not be resolved: Could not find artifact com.atlassian.maven.plugins:jira-maven-plugin:jar:8.0.2 in central (https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2) -> [Help 2]
[ERROR]     Unknown packaging: atlassian-plugin @ line 14, column 16
[ERROR] 
[ERROR] To see the full stack trace of the errors, re-run Maven with the -e switch.
[ERROR] Re-run Maven using the -X switch to enable full debug logging.
[ERROR] 
[ERROR] For more information about the errors and possible solutions, please read the following articles:
[ERROR] [Help 1] http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MAVEN/ProjectBuildingException
[ERROR] [Help 2] http://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/MAVEN/PluginManagerException
##[error]Process completed with exit code 1.

I guess this is expected, as even in IntelliJ I need to set maven to version provided with the Atlassian SDK to make it all work.

So I have a question : does anyone here know how to set up Atlassian SDK along with properly configuring maven version on Github Actions ? For now I want just to make the unit tests work, but in the future I would like to be able to use atlas-run to bring up a Jira instance to run integration tests against.

Thank you kindly in advance for any input on this matter.
Cheers.

I would look into creating your own Docker container for running GitHub actions: https://help.github.com/en/actions/building-actions/creating-a-docker-container-action

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Thank you @remie . I’ve looked into it and succeeded in building an github action that runs my JIRA plugin unit and integration tests inside a specialized docker container.

If anyone is interested in seeing the code please message me directly.

Cheers.

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Can I persuade you to consider open sourcing or publishing the GitHub action for use by the Atlassian Ecosystem community?

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