Posted by on September 8, 2015

With the recent announcement of Ubiquiti’s Unifi AC Wireless Access Points they also released a new version of the Unifi controller software.  Unifi Access Points are provisioned and controlled by a central management software called Unifi. Unifi is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Unifi on a ubuntu 15.04 linux server

Scroll down for detailed steps or watch the video tutorial.

If you don’t have a ubuntu machine but want to follow along, download a ready-to-go Ubuntu 15.04 Virtual Machine image from here. This tutorial should also work exactly the same on Ubuntu 14.04. Before we get started, make sure your server has all the latest software updates installed.

Step 1: Add the Unifi repo so that you can install unifi with apt-get

Create /etc/apt/sources.list.d/100-ubnt.list and add the following

Step 2: Import the GPG keys for the new repo

Step 3: Update APT and Install Unifi

Step 4: Confirm that unifi is installed and running

You will see output similar to the following

Step 5: Open your browser to https://:8443/

unifi 4.6.6 setup wizard

Unifi Controller for Linux is now installed

Complete the Unifi Setup Wizard and login to the controller.

unifi 4.6.6 dashboard



  • Suman Deng

    Good tutorial, but I can not open 8443 port, it dose not been listened, and service unifi status display the java process is running.
    Is there any reason?