Installing on Linux/Unix

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:

Installing SoapUI on Linux: Welcome to Setup Wizard

Click Next to continue.

Select the destination folder which by default is set to home/User/SmartBear/SoapUI-5.5.0:

Installing SoapUI on Linux: Select destination directory

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

Installing SoapUI on Linux: Select components

Note: If you choose to install HermesJMS, you will have to accept the HermesJMS license agreement.

If you choose to install SoapUI tutorials, specify the directory to which you want to install them.

Installing SoapUI on Linux: Install tutorials

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

Installing SoapUI on Linux: Configure symlinks

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

Installing SoapUI on Linux: Creating desktop icon

Finally, click Next to start the installation.

Installing SoapUI on Linux: Extracting files

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

Installing SoapUI on Linux: Finish installation

Now you are ready to use SoapUI.

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