How To Install JFrog Artifactory on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install JFrog Artifactory on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install JFrog Artifactory on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, JFrog Artifactory is one of the popular, advanced repository management tools. It is a cross-platform tool that allows DevOps to manage multiple package repositories. It provides high availability and multi-site replication to automate your pipeline and enable faster releases.

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 JFrog open-source repository management 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, 18.04, 16.04, 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 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 JFrog Artifactory 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 JFrog Artifactory on Ubuntu 20.04.

By default, the JFrog Artifactory package is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now we add the JFrog repository to your system using the following command:

echo "deb bionic main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jfrog.list

Next, import the GPG key with the following command:

wget -qO - | apt-key add -

Once the repository is added, update the repository and install JFrog using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install jfrog-artifactory-oss

Then, start the JFrog service and enable it to start at system reboot with the following command:

sudo systemctl start artifactory
sudo systemctl enable artifactory
sudo systemctl status artifactory

Step 4. Configure Firewall.

Now we open port 8081 to allow JFrog We will do it with the following commands below:

sudo ufw allow 8081/tcp
sudo ufw reload

Step 5. Accessing JFrog Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, now open your web browser and type the URL http://your-ip-address:8081/artifactory. You will be redirected to the following page:

Install JFrog Artifactory on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed JFrog. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the JFrog Artifactory open-source repository management on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official JFrog 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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