How To Install Azure Bicep on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Azure Bicep on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Azure Bicep on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, The bicep is a domain-specific language (DSL) that uses a declarative syntax to deploy Azure resources. It provides concise syntax, reliable type safety, and support for code reuse. We believe Bicep offers the best authoring experience for your Azure infrastructure as code solutions. This is the latest tool from Microsoft for deploying Azure resources in a DevOps process, and it’s even open source.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Azure Bicep on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install Azure Bicep on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Azure Bicep on Ubuntu 20.04.

Run the following command to fetch the latest Bicep CLI binary:

curl -Lo bicep https://github.com/Azure/bicep/releases/latest/download/bicep-linux-x64

Then, give executable permission on the downloaded bicep binary:

chmod +x ./bicep

Next, move the bicep binary with /usr/local/bin/bicep by using the following command below:

sudo mv ./bicep /usr/local/bin/bicep

Once successfully installed, You can verify the Bicep version by executing ‘bicep‘ command on your Ubuntu system:

bicep --help

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Azure Bicep. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Azure Bicep on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Azure website.

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