In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB Compass on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. In the dynamic landscape of database management, MongoDB emerges as a trailblazer in the realm of NoSQL solutions. The crowning jewel of MongoDB’s ecosystem is MongoDB Compass, a powerful graphical user interface that simplifies database interaction.
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 MongoDB Compass on Ubuntu 22.04. 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.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for MongoDB Compass.
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 MongoDB Compass 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
Step 2. Installing MongoDB Compass on Ubuntu 22.04.
Now download the MongoDB Compass package for Ubuntu from the official MongoDB website using
Once the download is complete, open the terminal and navigate to the directory where the package is downloaded.
tar -zxvf mongodb-compass-1.39.0-linux-x64.tar.gz
Note: The version number may vary depending on the latest release.
Move the extracted folder to the /opt directory using the following command:
sudo mv mongodb-compass-1.39.0-linux-x64 /opt/mongodb-compass
Create a symbolic link to the MongoDB Compass executable file using the following command:
sudo ln -s /opt/mongodb-compass/mongodb-compass /usr/local/bin/mongodb-compass
Step 3. Launching MongoDB Compass on Ubuntu.
Finally, you can launch MongoDB Compass by typing the following command in the terminal:
Alternatively, you can search for MongoDB Compass in the Ubuntu applications menu and launch it from there.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed MongoDB Compass. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the MongoDB Compass on the Ubuntu system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official MongoDB website.