Our Jenkins build server is only accessed internally, so there was never any real reason to put authentication on it. However, I recently added QA Deployments to the build server and we'd like to implement production releases too, so I figured now was a good time to add Active Directory authentication.
Adding authentication was easy: Add the Active Directory plugin, activate it using Global Security, and add the users who you want to be able to login. That took about 2 minutes. The problem for me was that we use CCTray for local build monitoring, and CCTray was now longer working.
I found a solution fairly quickly, but it's implementation wasn't completely straight-forward, so I thought I would document it here. This assumes that you have CCTray 1.8.0 or above installed.
Thanks for the usefull article.