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Install SonarQube

SonarQube is a free and open source quality management software that can be used to automate code quality inspections.

Make sure that all of the latest patches are installed.

sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo reboot

Install Install Java

Install PostgreSQL and configure:

echo "deb http://apt.postgresql.org/pub/repos/apt/ `lsb_release -cs`-pgdg main" | tee /tmp/postgresql.list
 
sudo mv /tmp/postgresql.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
 
wget -q https://www.postgresql.org/media/keys/ACCC4CF8.asc -O - | sudo apt-key add -
 
sudo apt update
 
sudo apt install postgresql postgresql-contrib -y
 
sudo systemctl start postgresql
sudo systemctl enable postgresql
 
sudo su - postgres
 
psql
 
CREATE USER sonar WITH ENCRYPTED password 'P@ssword';
CREATE DATABASE sonar OWNER sonar;
\q
 
exit

Download, install, and configure SonarQube:

sudo apt install unzip -y
 
cd /tmp
 
VERSION=7.5
wget https://binaries.sonarsource.com/Distribution/sonarqube/sonarqube-$VERSION.zip
 
sudo unzip sonarqube-$VERSION.zip -d /opt
 
if [ -d "/opt/sonarqube" ]; then
  sudo rm /opt/sonarqube
fi
 
sudo ln -s /opt/sonarqube-$VERSION /opt/sonarqube
 
sudo sed -i 's/#sonar.jdbc.username=/sonar.jdbc.username=sonar/g' /opt/sonarqube/conf/sonar.properties
sudo sed -i 's/#sonar.jdbc.password=/sonar.jdbc.password=P@ssword/g' /opt/sonarqube/conf/sonar.properties
sudo sed -i 's/#sonar.jdbc.url=jdbc:postgresql:\/\/localhost\/sonar/sonar.jdbc.url=jdbc:postgresql:\/\/localhost\/sonar/g' \
     /opt/sonarqube/conf/sonar.properties
sudo sed -i 's/#sonar.search.javaOpts=-Xms512m -Xmx512m/sonar.search.javaOpts=-Xms512m  -Xmx512m/g' \
     /opt/sonarqube/conf/sonar.properties
sudo sed -i 's/#sonar.web.host=0.0.0.0/sonar.web.host=127.0.0.1/g' /opt/sonarqube/conf/sonar.properties
 
sudo groupadd sonar
sudo useradd -c "Sonar System User" -d /opt/sonarqube -g sonar -s /bin/bash sonar
sudo chown -R sonar:sonar /opt/sonarqube-$VERSION
 
sudo sed -i 's/#RUN_AS_USER=/RUN_AS_USER=sonar/g' /opt/sonarqube/bin/linux-x86-64/sonar.sh
 
sudo sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=262144

Configure the service:

cat > /tmp/sonar.service << EOF
[Unit]
Description=SonarQube Server
After=syslog.target network.target
 
[Service]
Type=forking
 
ExecStart=/opt/sonarqube/bin/linux-x86-64/sonar.sh start
ExecStop=/opt/sonarqube/bin/linux-x86-64/sonar.sh stop
 
User=sonar
Group=sonar
Restart=always
 
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
EOF
 
sudo mv /tmp/sonar.service /etc/systemd/system/
sudo chown root:root /etc/systemd/system/sonar.service
 
sudo systemctl enable sonar.service
 
sudo systemctl start sonar.service

Install NGINX web server

Configure NGINX to proxy web traffic to SonarQube:

cat > /tmp/sonar-proxy<< EOF
server {
    listen 80;
 
    location / {
        proxy_pass http://127.0.0.1:9000;
    }
}
EOF
 
sudo mv /tmp/sonar-proxy /etc/nginx/sites-available/
 
sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/sonar-proxy /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/sonar-proxy
 
sudo service nginx reload

SonarQube is now installed and configured. Open a web browser and navigate to the URL. Click on the Log In button and provide the default administrator account username and password as admin/admin and click on the Log In button. You should see the SonarQube default dashboard.



Last Updated: January 28, 2019

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