How To Install PgAdmin 4 on Debian 10

Install PgAdmin 4 on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PgAdmin 4 on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, PgAdmin is one of the most popular tools for managing the PostgreSQL database. You can have a graphical interface to manage everything related to PostgreSQL. PgAdmin allows you to manage PostgreSQL 9.2 and above from a web interface. Multiplatform that can run on Linux, Mac, and Windows. Also, it provides multiple deployment models, you can deploy as a single Desktop application, or deploy as a web-based application.

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 PgAdmin on a Debian 10 (Buster).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
  • 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 PgAdmin 4 on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install curl ca-certificates gnupg

Step 2. Installing PgAdmin 4 on Debian 10.

Pgadmin4 is not available in the Debian default repositories. we need to add an external PgAdmin repository:

wget --quiet -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Then, create a repository file called /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list:

nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list

And add the following file:

deb buster-pgdg main

Now, update the apt package repository cache and install it the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install pgadmin4 pgadmin4-apache2

You will be asked to set an email address for the pgAdmin web interface initial user account during the package installation. This email address will be the account name. Provide the email address and press Enter.

Then you will also be asked to set a password for the pgadmin4 initial user account. Provide a strong password and then click Enter to proceed.

After the installation of the packages, the installer activates systemd to start the Apache2 service and enables it to automatically start at system startup, every time the system is rebooted.

Once done, run the following command to check the status of the service:

sudo systemctl status apache2

Step 3. Configure Firewall.

Before you can access the pgadmin4 web interface, if you have the UFW firewall running, you need to open port 80 (HTTP) to allow incoming traffic on the Apache service as follows:

sudo ufw allow 80
sudo ufw allow 443
sudo ufw status

Step 4. Access PgAdmin Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and type the pgAdmin4 server IP address following by the default path ‘/pgadmin4’ on the address bar.


Install PgAdmin 4 on Debian 10 Buster

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PgAdmin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of PgAdmin 4 on the Debian system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official PgAdmin 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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