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How To Install SonarQube on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install SonarQube on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install SonarQube on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, SonarQube or formerly Sonar is an open-source platform for static code analysis and code security. It can find security vulnerabilities in more than 20 programming languages along with auto-analyzing code quality to detect code bugs and smells. SonarQube also provides reports such as duplicate code, coding standards, code complexity, and security recommendation.

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 SonarQube on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). 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).
  • 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 SonarQube 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
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Java OpenJDK.

Now run the following command below to install Java 11 to your Ubuntu system:

sudo apt install openjdk-11-jdk

Once the installation is complete, you can verify it by checking the Java version:

java -version

Step 3. Installing PostgreSQL Database.

By default, PostgreSQL is available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install the latest version of PostgreSQL to your system:

sudo apt install postgresql postgresql-contrib

Once successfully installed, enable PostgreSQL (to start automatically upon system boot), start, and verify the status using the commands below:

sudo systemctl enable postgresql
sudo systemctl start postgresql
sudo systemctl status postgresql

Next, create a new database and user for the SonarQube via the PostgreSQL shell:

sudo -u postgres psql

Run the following PostgreSQL queries to create a new database and user for SnonarQube:

CREATE USER sonarqube WITH PASSWORD 'your-strong-passwd';
CREATE DATABASE sonarqube OWNER sonarqube;

After that, we create a new user for SonarQube, and set up custom kernel parameters:

sudo useradd -b /opt/sonarqube -s /bin/bash sonarqube

Next, open the file /etc/sysctl.conf using your favorite text editor:

sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf

Add the following configuration:


Save and close the file, then run the sysctl the command below to apply new changes:

sudo sysctl --system

Step 4. Installing SonarQube on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, the SonarQube is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest version of SonarQube from the official page to your system:

wget https://binaries.sonarsource.com/Distribution/sonarqube/sonarqube-

Next, extract the downloaded file:

unzip sonarqube-
mv sonarqube- /opt/sonarqube

We will need to change some folders permissions:

sudo chown -R sonarqube:sonarqube /opt/sonarqube

Step 5. Configure SonarQube.

First, open the SonarQube configuration file/opt/sonarqube/conf/sonar.propertiesUse your favorite text editor:

nano /opt/sonarqube/conf/sonar.properties

Add the following configuration:


Uncomment the following configuration:

sonar.search.javaOpts=-Xmx512m -Xms512m -XX:MaxDirectMemorySize=256m -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError

Step 6. Configure SonarQube Systemd Service.

Let’s now create a systemd file, so the SonarQube service can be controlled. Create the file with the command:

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/sonarqube.service

Add the following file:

Description=SonarQube service
After=syslog.target network.target

ExecStart=/opt/sonarqube/bin/linux-x86-64/sonar.sh start
ExecStop=/opt/sonarqube/bin/linux-x86-64/sonar.sh stop


Save and close the file, then reload the systemd manager by using the following command:

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl start sonarqube.service
sudo systemctl enable sonarqube.service

Step 7. Configure Firewall.

Now we set up an Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) with Apache to allow public access on default web ports 9000:

sudo ufw allow OpenSSH
sudo ufw allow 9000/tcp
sudo ufw enable

Step 8. Accessing SonarQube Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the SonarQube installation wizard using the URL http://your-server-ip-address:9000. Input the default username and password admin/admin and click Login.  You will be redirected to the following page:

Install SonarQube on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed SonarQube. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the SonarQube on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official SonarQube 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 idroot.us, 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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