Installing SoapUI in Ubuntu (9.10)

While googling for a guide to install soapUI in Ubuntu I found nothing useful. Could it be that installing soapUI in Ubuntu is too easy to describe? It turns out to be really easy, but just for the sake of other people googling this short guide.

soapUI is the leading tool for Web Service Testing. With more than 950 000 downloads, it’s the most used tool for SOA testing in the world.

Start by browsing to the sourceforge site of soapUI. Download the file with extension ‘.sh’.

Download install file

Download Linux installation file

Open the properties of the downloaded file and select ‘allow executing file as program’ in tab ‘Permissions’.

File properties

File properties

Double-click the file to run the set-up. Select “Run”.


Run set-up

From now on it’s just a regular installation-wizard.








soapUI is now installed and ready to use.

soapUI running

soapUI running

Let’s try if invoking a web service works. Create a new soapUI project, be sure to select “Create sample requests for all operations”.

New project

New project


Generated project

Generated project

Enter ‘GOOG’ as stock symbol and press the green ‘play button’.

Stock symbol 'goog'

Web service request

Web service response

Web service response

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12 Responses to Installing SoapUI in Ubuntu (9.10)

  1. Peter says:

    Dank je wel Mark, very usefull!

    Tot vanavond :)

  2. ambi says:

    AWESOME !!! Thanks for the guide.

  3. Rob says:

    Wow…that was easy. Installed on my Ubuntu 9.10 -AMD64 without a prob.

  4. Robert says:

    This was very helpfull when i was install SOAPui on Ubuntu 9.10. thanks for that

  5. Raju says:

    Thanks, dude! Installation went off without a hitch! Eviware should consult you to make their documentation better!!
    Best wishes,

  6. Marco says:


  7. Tausif says:

    No it didnt work for me. I tried to run it but it does not show any installer GUI when i run it.

  8. Mark says:

    I just tested the latest SoapUI in Ubuntu 10.10 and I get the installer GUI.

    Did you execute this step:
    Open the properties of the downloaded file and select ‘allow executing file as program’ in tab ‘Permissions’?

    After that just double click on the icon and choose ‘run‘.

  9. Merlin says:

    thanks for the installation steps..

  10. ebe says:

    Thanks, it saved me some time. regards.

  11. nishkarsh says:

    ekdam jhakkas…….

    bole to raaphikkk

  12. JC says:

    This worked Great on Ubuntu 12.04… Thanks!

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