How To Install Eclipse Mosquitto on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Eclipse Mosquitto on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Eclipse Mosquitto on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Mosquitto is an open-source message broker that uses the Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) Protocol. It implements MQTT protocol versions 5.0, 3.1.1, and 3.1. And because of its low power consumption, it can be used on boards like Raspberry pi.

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Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror 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 Eclipse Mosquitto on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Eclipse Mosquitto on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, Mosquitto is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Audacious unofficial PPA repository to your Ubuntu system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mosquitto-dev/mosquitto-ppa

Then, run the following command to install the Eclipse Mosquitto:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install mosquitto mosquitto-clients

Check the installed version:

mosquitto -version

Step 3. Configure Mosquitto Web UI.

We need the Docker platform on our Ubuntu to access this management interface.

For additional resources on installing Docker, read the post below:

If you already have docker installed can run the given command below:

docker run -it -v ~/cedalo_platform:/cedalo cedalo/installer:2-linux

After completing the process of installation, you will have the cedalo_platform directory under your /home with all the required files we need to start this Mosquitto GUI management interface:

cd ~/cedalo_platform
sh start.sh

Step 4. Configure Firewall.

Now we set up an Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) with Mosquitto to allow public access on default web ports 8088:

sudo ufw allow OpenSSH
sudo ufw allow 8088
sudo ufw enable

Step 5. Accessing Eclipse Mosquitto Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the Eclipse Mosquitto Web interface using the URL http://Your-IP-address:8088. You will be redirected to the following page:

Install Eclipse Mosquitto on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

If it asks for the username and password, the default credentials are User: cedalo Password: mmcisawesome. To change them we can edit the docker-compose.yml file. Also, the Eclipse Mosquitto connection URL is: mqtt://your-IP-address:1883

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Mosquitto. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Eclipse Mosquitto on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the Mosquitto website.

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