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.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • Basic knowledge of the Linux command-line interface (CLI). This guide assumes you’re comfortable with executing commands in a terminal.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Azure Bicep.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

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

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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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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