How to install Insomnia on Ubuntu – API Testing REST client

Insomnia is a free and open source REST and GraphQL client for Windows, macOS and Linux. Using this you can create HTTP requests and get details about the response like status code, body, headers, cookies. It comes with workspaces and drag-and-drop requests support. Some of the important features are you can create reusable API keys or session IDs, global environment variables, code snippet generation, OAuth 1.0, 2.0 auth, NTLM and AWS authentication support, keyboard shortcuts, SSL client certificates, JSONPath and XPath, HTML preview and configurable proxy support. It comes in three plans Free, plus and Teams. The free plan is enough for most users. Paid plans come with extra features like E2EE team sync, Workspace collaboration, User management and Priority support.

Install Insomnia API Testing REST client on Ubuntu:

You can install Insomnia API Testing REST client via snap, AppImage and deb package files on Ubuntu.

Install Insomnia via Snap:

Insomnia API Testing REST client snap installation is very simple, just open your ubuntu console app terminal (ctrl+Alt+T). Then type the below snap installation command and press the enter key.

sudo snap install insomnia

Then enter your Ubuntu password and hit enter key. It will start the installation of Insomnia API Testing REST client on your Ubuntu system.

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After the successful installation Insomnia, click the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type Insomnia in the search box and click Insomnia to open it. you can also start it by running this command in terminal.

insomnia

Install Insomnia via AppImage:

Download Insomnia AppImage:

Download the Insomnia in AppImage file format from the above download link. Here the file name “Insomnia-7.1.1.AppImage” and path Downloads folder. You can change below commands based on your file name and path. In Ubuntu terminal app (Ctrl+Alt+T) run this command

cd Downloads

Then run this command to make that file executable.

sudo chmod +x ~ Insomnia-7.1.1.AppImage

Then enter your Ubuntu password. Then run this to launch Insomnia on ubuntu.

sudo ./Insomnia-7.1.1.AppImage

Install Insomnia via deb:

Download Insomnia [deb]

Download the Insomnia in deb file format from the above download link. Here the file name “insomnia_7.1.1_amd64.deb” and path Downloads folder. You can change below commands based on your file name and path.
Run these commands one by one to install it

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i insomnia_7.1.1_amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install -f
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