How To Install Postman on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Postman on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Postman on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Postman is one of the useful tools built for API development. Using Postman you can develop API faster. Postman started as a Chrome browser extension and quickly become one of the most used API tools by developers all over the world. Postman is available as a native app (built on Electron) for all major operating systems including macOS, Linux, and Windows.

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 through the step-by-step installation of Postman on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install Postman 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 Postman on Ubuntu 20.04.

Run the following command to install the Postman snap:

sudo snap install postman

Alternatively, you can install Postman using the Ubuntu Software Center. Simply search for Postman and click install:

Install Postman on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 3. Accessing Postman.

To start using Postman, go to the Activities search bar type “Postman” and click on the icon to launch the application.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Postman. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Postman on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Postman 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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