How to Install CouchDB on Ubuntu 20.04

Apache CouchDB is a free and open-source document-oriented database program. It belongs to NoSQL database. We can store data in JSON format and it supports many protocols to store & transfer the data. We can create multiple fields including text, numbers, lists & booleans.

Install CouchDB on Ubuntu

Update the System.

apt-get update

Add Repository & Key.

curl -L | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb focal main" | sudo
 tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

Update the packages.

apt-get update

Install CouchDB .

apt-get install couchdb

Configure CouchDB.

  • Select standalone mode.
  • Click Ok.

apt-get update

Configure CouchDB in Ubuntu


  • Provide CouchDB interface Bind address.
  • Click Ok.

  • Provide the password for CouchDB admin user.
  • Click ok.

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  • Confirm the password.


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Open the following port number on ufw firewall.

ufw allow 5984/tcp

Access CouchDB web-interface 

Here is the output.

  • Provide the user-name & Password.By default,user-name is admin.


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  • Now CouchDB is Ready.


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