Tuesday, May 5, 2020

How to install SonarQube on Ubuntu | Install Sonarqube 7.7 on Ubuntu 18.0.4 with PostgreSQL

SonarQube is one of the popular static code analysis tools. SonarQube is open-source, java based tool It also needs database as well - Database can be MySQL, Oracle or PostgreSQL.  We will use PostgreSQL as it is open source as well.

Please find steps for installing SonarQube 7.7 on Ubuntu 18.0.4. Make sure port 9000 is opened in security group(firewall rule).

  • Instance should have at least 2 GB RAM. For AWS, instance should new and type should be t2.small
  • Make sure port 9000 is opened in security group(firewall rule).
Java 11 installation steps
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install default-jdk -y

2. PostgreSQL Installation

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ `lsb_release -cs`-pgdg main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list'

sudo wget -q https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc -O - | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-get -y install postgresql postgresql-contrib
Ignore the message in red color below:

Start PostGresSQL

sudo systemctl start postgresql
sudo systemctl enable postgresql

Login as postgres user

sudo su - postgres

Now create a sonar user below

createuser sonar

9. Switch to sql shell by entering

Setup user name and password in Postgresql

Execute the below three lines (one by one)
ALTER USER sonar WITH ENCRYPTED password 'password';
CREATE DATABASE sonarqube OWNER sonar;

type exit to come out of postgres user.

3. Now install SonarQube Web App
sudo wget https://binaries.sonarsource.com/Distribution/sonarqube/sonarqube-7.7.zip

sudo apt-get -y install unzip
sudo unzip sonarqube-7.7.zip -d /opt

sudo mv /opt/sonarqube-7.7 /opt/sonarqube -v

Create Group and User:
sudo groupadd sonarGroup

Now add the user with directory access
sudo useradd -c "user to run SonarQube" -d /opt/sonarqube -g sonarGroup sonar
sudo chown sonar:sonarGroup /opt/sonarqube -R

Modify sonar.properties file
sudo vi /opt/sonarqube/conf/sonar.properties
uncomment the below lines by removing # and add values highlighted yellow

Next, add the below line:

Press escape, and enter :wq! to come out of the above screen.

Edit the sonar script file and set RUN_AS_USER
sudo vi /opt/sonarqube/bin/linux-x86-64/sonar.sh
(Scroll down by using down arrow button)

#enable the below line  by removing #



Create Sonar as a service
Execute the below command:
sudo vi /etc/systemd/system/sonar.service

add the below code in green color, please press insert button before you copy and paste.
Description=SonarQube service
After=syslog.target network.target


inux-x86-64/sonar.sh start
nux-x86-64/sonar.sh stop



# once you add press :wq! to come out of the above editor
sudo systemctl start sonar

sudo systemctl enable sonar

sudo systemctl status sonar
type q now to come out of this mode.
Now execute the below command to see if Sonarqube is up and running. This may take a few minutes.

Check Sonar logs by executing tail command:
tail -f /opt/sonarqube/logs/sonar.log

Make sure you get the below message that says sonarqube is up..

Now access SonarQube UI by going to browser and enter public dns name with port 9000
Login as admin/admin

Please follow steps for integrating SonarQube with Jenkins


Please watch the above steps as a demo in YouTube as well:

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