How to install Postman Debian Linux

I’ve been meaning to try out Postman for a while now to learn more about API’s and how they work. Anyway, I finally got round to doing this thanks to the current lock-down situation. Initially I tried to install it using snap as follows:

Snap Install

Install snap

sudo apt install snapd

Install postman via snap

snap install postman

This however resulted in a non working install (Debian 10) so I ended up removing it as follows

snap remove postman

Manual Install (Recommended)

The manual install process I followed to get the app working in Debian 10 was a follows

Download the install archive

wget -O postman-linux-x64.tar.gz

Extract to /opt

sudo tar -xzf postman-linux-x64.tar.gz -C /opt

Symbolic link to the install in /opt from you executables directory

sudo ln -s /opt/Postman/Postman /usr/bin/postman

Lastly create the launcher icon

nano ~/.local/share/applications/Postman.desktop

Paste the following in the new file

[Desktop Entry]<br>Encoding=UTF-8<br>Name=Postman<br>Exec=/opt/Postman/app/Postman %U<br>Icon=/opt/Postman/app/resources/app/assets/icon.png<br>Terminal=false<br>Type=Application<br>Categories=Development;

That’s it, you should now have a working Postman install and be presented with the following on Launch

Postman Create Account Screen