Installing on Linux/Unix

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64-bit systems


  • Make sure that you have Java (JRE) installed on your system


  1. Download the Linux binary zip (no JRE) from
  2. Unzip it into a preferable directory such as your home folder or /opt
  3. Make sure that you have proper permissions on the unziped soapUI folder
  4. Go into the folder and run $ bin/ (open source) or $ bin/ (Pro)

32-bit systems

Once you've downloaded the installer the installation is pretty strait forward. Start it by just double-clicking on it. After preparing the installation which takes only a few seconds you'll see the starting screen:


Just click Next to continue. You'll be asked to accept our license agreement


After accepting and clicking Next you'll be able to select the destination folder which by default is set to home/User/SmartBear/SoapUI-5.2.0 but can be changed.


Next step gives you an opportunity to optionally include, as additional components, SoapUI source files, Hermes installation and tutorials.


If you've chosen to install Hermes, next you'll get the Hermes license agreement


If you have chosen to install tutorials, you will then be prompted to specify the tutorials location.


After that, specify the location where SoapUI will place symbolic links to.


After that, a window appears where you'll be asked to select if a desktop icon should be created.


Finally, click Next to start the installation.


After a couple of minutes at most, the installation should be finished and you should see the next screen.


Now you are ready to use it. Good luck