How To Install Insomnia on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Insomnia on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Insomnia on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Insomnia is a popular open-source REST API client that allows developers to test and debug HTTP requests. It was originally developed for macOS but has since been made available on multiple platforms including Linux. Insomnia provides a user-friendly interface that simplifies the process of creating and testing HTTP requests, as well as features such as environment variables, code generation, and collaboration tools.

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 Insomnia on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • 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.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Insomnia.
  • 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 Insomnia 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 Insomnia on Ubuntu 22.04.

  • Install Insomnia using the official repository  √

By default, Insomnia is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository.  Now add the Insomnia repository to your system by running the following command:

echo "deb [trusted=yes arch=amd64] default all" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insomnia.list

After adding the repository, update your system repositories and install Insomnia by running the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install insomnia
  • Install Insomnia using Snap Package Manager √

Now we install Insomnia using Snap, If the Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install core

To install Insomnia, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install insomnia

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

Step 3. Accessing Insomnia on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> Insomnia. Alternatively, you can launch it from the terminal with this command:


Install Insomnia on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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

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