How to Install Postman on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Postman on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Postman on Ubuntu 20.04 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 currently one of the most popular tools used in API development. Using Postman you can develop API faster. In the beginning, Postman provided as an extension of the 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 20.04

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 Postman on the Ubuntu system.

Install the Postman snap:

sudo snap install postman

After all, packages are download and installed, you should get a similar message as shown below:

postman 7.30.1 from Postman, Inc. (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). When you start Postman for the first time, a window like the following will appear asking you to log in or create a new account.

That’s all you need to do to install Postman on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.