Installing Juju

Juju is a single binary executable that is published and supported on multiple operating systems and CPU architectures.

Windows Download the signed Juju installer md5 signature
macOS brew install juju
Linux snap install --classic juju

Further options are documented below.


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Local builds

Visit the downloads section of the Launchpad project to download a tar.gz with Juju source code. For build instructions refer to the contributing to Juju documentation on Github.

Using CentOS?: Download Juju and install an archive of Juju (md5) built specifically for that distribution.

Installing Juju development releases

The Juju core development team makes regular beta, release candidate and point releases. We encourage widespread testing of development releases and appreciate your feedback! It is of course best to use stable releases for production deployments.


We use semantic channels in the snap, so you can get edge, beta or candidate releases as well as the stable releases you need for production. To see the full channel map:

$ snap info juju
  latest/stable:    2.8.6              2020-10-30 (14498) 72MB classic
  latest/candidate: 2.9-rc1            2020-10-30 (14502) 97MB classic
  latest/beta:      ↑                                          
  latest/edge:      2.9-rc2-210f66c    2020-10-31 (14506) 97MB classic
  2.9/stable:       –                                          
  2.9/candidate:    2.9-rc1            2020-10-30 (14502) 97MB classic
  2.9/beta:         ↑                                          
  2.9/edge:         ↑                                          
  2.8/stable:       2.8.6              2020-10-30 (14498) 72MB classic

You can select a particular version, or get the latest version. Install with an explicit channel to make sure you get the version you want, for example:

sudo snap install juju --classic --channel=2.9/stable

On a true spare development system that is only used with development or test infrastructure, for example, you might choose:

sudo snap install juju --classic --channel=latest/beta

Other platforms

All development release binaries are published on Launchpad.

Further information

Finding release notes

Release notes are available on Discourse.

Installing multiple Juju client versions

Some environments may need to run both the 1.x and the 2.x versions of Juju concurrently. See running multiple versions of Juju for guidance.

Juju plugins

The Juju client can be extended with plugins.

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