New Insomnia Apt Repository

TL;DR -- All future releases can be found in a new Apt Repository at We recommend moving to it with the 2021.3.0 release, to prevent disruption in your install process.

Why a New Apt Repository?

Kong and Insomnia have been using Bintray as our Apt Repo for many years. Bintray is sunsetting this functionality and we needed a new approach. The Cloud team at Kong has been working rapidly to provide a new solution to host our own repositories. Therefore, with the general availability release of 2021.3.0, we will start pushing to both Bintray and our new repository. Due to Bintray ceasing to exist on May 1, 2021, consider moving to our new repository as soon as possible.

What do I Need to Do?

In order to make use of the new apt repository, you first need to remove the old one. If you’ve previously followed the instructions on, you can remove it by running the following command:

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insomnia.list

If you’ve added the repository by other means, you may need to instead modify /etc/apt/sources.list and remove any lines containing, or remove any files in /etc/apt/sources.list.d containing it.

# Add to sources
echo "deb [trusted=yes arch=amd64] default all" \
    | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insomnia.list

# Refresh repository sources and install Insomnia
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install insomnia
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