How to Install Postman on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Install Postman on Ubuntu 18.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Postman on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Postman is one of the useful tool built for API development. Using Postman you can develop API faster. In the beginning, Postman provided as an extension of Google Chrome browser but later it is developed as an independent tool as very much growth in its popularity.

Postman is available as a native app (built on Electron) for all major operating systems including macOS, Linux, and Windows. Although it is possible to install and use Postman as a Chrome app, support for the Postman Chrome app is being deprecated.

Install Postman on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Snap.

Install the Postman snap package using the following command:

sudo snap install postman

Step 3. Install Postman.

The easiest way is to install Postman on Ubuntu 18.04 is by using the snappy packaging system. Now, run following command to install Postman on Ubuntu:

sudo snap install postman

Once installed, the following output will be displayed:

postman 6.7.1 from 'postman-inc' installed

Step 4. Starting Postman.

Now that Postman is installed on your Ubuntu system you can start it by clicking on the Postman icon (Activities -> Postman).

That’s all you need to do to install Postman on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.