Install plugins

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

NOTE: The Approach A sections referred to below do not apply to Bitnami native installers. Users of Bitnami native installers should refer only to the Approach B sections.

The SonarQube packaged by Bitnami includes the plugins below by default:

Install plugins from the Admin Dashboard

You can install plugins from the Admin Dashboard. To install a new plugin in SonarQube, follow these steps:

  • Log in to the SonarQube dashboard and click on the “Administration” tab.
  • Under the “System” dropdown menu, click on “Update center”.
  • Select the “Available” tab and look for the plugin you want to install.
  • Click on the “Install” button.
  • Once the process finishes, you will be prompted to restart SonarQube in order to complete the installation. Click on the “Restart” button.
  • You will be prompted to confirm the action. Click again on the “Restart” button. This could take a few minutes.
  • That’s it! Now you can navigate to the “Update center” again and check that your plugin is installed.

Manually install plugins

To install a SonarQube plugin, download the plugin (.jar file) and save it in the SonarQube plugins directory. Then, change the file ownership to sonarqube user.

Here is an example of installing the GitHub plugin for SonarQube:

  • Log in to the server console.

  • Navigate to the SonarQube plugins directory. Depending on your installation type, execute the following command:

    • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages):

        $ cd installdir/sonarqube/extensions/plugins
    • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations):

        $ cd installdir/sonarqube/extensions/plugins
  • Download the latest version of the plugin JAR. You can use the command below (on Linux and Mac OS X):

      $ sudo wget
    • Change the ownership (Only on Linux and Mac OS X if the stack was installed as root).

        $ sudo chown -R sonarqube:sonarqube sonar-github-plugin-X.Y.Z.jar
    • Restart SonarQube using the graphical manager or the command-line script:

        $ sudo installdir/ restart sonarqube
Last modification July 14, 2021