How To Install PgAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install PgAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install PgAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, PgAdmin is the leading graphical Open Source management, development, and administration tool for PostgreSQL.

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 PgAdmin on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
  • 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 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Install Dependencies Packages.

First, need to install the basic packages:

apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev libffi-dev libgmp3-dev virtualenv python-pip libpq-dev python-dev

Step 3. Create the virtual environment.

Create the virtual environment:

virtualenv .pgadmin4

Next, Activate the virtual environment:

cd .pgadmin4
source bin/activate

Step 4. installing PGAdmin 4.

Use the following command to download the PgAdmin Python wheel:

wget wget

Install PgAdmin 4 using the following command:

pip install pgadmin4-1.6-py2.py3-none-any.whl

Step 5. Configure PGAdmin 4.

Write the SERVER_MODE = False in lib/python2.7/site-packages/pgadmin4/ to configure to run in single-user mode:

echo "SERVER_MODE = False" >> lib/python2.7/site-packages/pgadmin4/

Once you finished the configuration, use the following command to run PgAdmin 4:

python lib/python2.7/site-packages/pgadmin4/

Step 6. Access PgAdmin.

Once the installer finishes installing, it will show you the URL, Username, and Password. Just open that URL in a web browser and log in using the username and password.

Install PgAdmin on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Congratulations! You have successfully installed PgAdmin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing PgAdmin in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus 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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