How to Install Postman on Ubuntu 18.04 / 20.04

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Postman on Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04.

For those who don’t know, Postman collaboration and development platform that helps developers manage their APIs with every stage of development faster.

From designing to the testing phase to monitoring, you can use Postman to handle these different stages easily and efficiently.

Postman supports all major operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS and Linux via native app built on Electron.

When you’re ready to install Postman on Ubuntu , follow the steps below:

Step 1: Install Postman

The easiest and fastest way to install Postman on Ubuntu is via the snappy package management system.

Snap is a self-contained software bundle of an app and its dependencies that works without modification across many different Linux distributions.

You can use the command line or Ubuntu software center to install Snap.

To install the Postman snap, open your terminal by using the key combinations Ctrl+Alt+T, then type the commands below:

sudo snap install postman

The package download may take some time based on the speed of your connection. After all packages are download and installed, you should get similar message as shown below:

postman 7.30.1 from Postman, Inc. (postman-inc✓) installed

Alternatively, you can install Postman simply by going to Ubuntu Software Center and searching for Postman and install it from there.

Step 2: Using Postman

After installing Postman, simply go to the Activities dashboard and search for Postman. When it shows up, click it to launch.

Install Postman on Ubuntu

When you start Postman for the first time, you’ll be prompted to create a new account if you don’t already have an account.

You can either create an account with your email address or sign in with Google.

Once account is created, you’ll be able to sign in and begin using Postman to manage your development APIs.

The Postman Learning Center is a good starting point for learning how to create Postman workspaces, collections, environments, and more.

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