WikiText Descriptions Plugin

Challenge: 

Jenkins allows users to enter description fields in HTML for projects. There is a potential for cross-site scripting attacks when using plain HTML. To alleviate these concerns, teams have policy preferences towards writing wiki text, rather than HTML.

Solution: 

The Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees WikiText Descriptions plugin allows you to write the description in wiki markup syntax. This addresses concerns about cross-site scripting attacks. The plugin supports multiple wiki markup languages, fitting in with the current wiki solutions typically found in enterprises.

The WikiText Descriptions plugin currently supports the following wiki markup languages:

  • Confluence
  • MediaWiki
  • Twiki
  • Textile
  • TracWiki