How to Increase Git Timeout in Jenkins


How to Increase Git Timeout in Jenkins


In a typical development environment, a normal Git clone operation might work seamlessly. However, when using Jenkins, the Git Plugin has a default timeout of 10 minutes for clone operations. This default setting can sometimes interrupt ongoing processes, especially for larger repositories or slower network connections. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to increase the Git timeout in Jenkins.



Before we begin, ensure that your Jenkins installation has the Git Plugin installed. You can check this by navigating to Manage Jenkins > Manage Plugins and looking for the Git Plugin in the Installed tab.

Steps to Increase Git Timeout

  1. Open the Configuration Screen for Your Jenkins Job:
    Navigate to your Jenkins job and click on Configure.
  2. Select “Source Code Management”:
    From the configuration screen, select Source Code Management from the menu on the left.
  3. Choose “Additional Behaviors”:
    Click on the Add button next to Additional Behaviors and select Advanced Clone Behaviors.
  4. Set the Timeout:
    In the Timeout (in minutes) for clone and fetch operations field, enter the desired time in minutes.
  5. Save the Changes and Run the Job:
    Click Save at the bottom of the configuration screen and run your Jenkins job to apply the changes.


  • Allocate Ample Time: Consider network conditions and the size of the repository when setting the timeout. It’s better to allocate more time than you think might be necessary to avoid interruptions.
  • Longer Execution Times: Be aware that increasing the timeout setting can lead to longer job execution times. Plan your job schedules accordingly.
  • Plugin Version Variations: Depending on the version of the Jenkins Git Plugin, these steps might slightly vary. If you encounter any issues, refer to the plugin’s official documentation or contact the plugin developer for assistance.