Installing Ubiquiti Unifi Controller on Debian Linux

The Ubiquiti UniFi controller is pre-packaged for installation on Debian and Ubuntu.


Download the latest version from

At the time of writing this is “UniFi v4.8.15 Controller for Debian/Ubuntu Linux”

Using the command prompt:

cd ~/Downloads

Install the downloaded file:

sudo dpkg -i unify_sysvinit_all.deb

This will fail due to missing dependancies, fix with

sudo apt-get -f install

Then re-install with

sudo dpkg -i unify_sysvinit_all.deb

Check the Unify service is running:

sudo service unify status

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You should now be able to access the controller from a web browser on the local machine (ignore security warnings due to self-signed certificate):


After completing the initial setup wizard you will be able to log in to the controller web interface as usual:

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