This blog will discuss the procedure of setting up Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 22.04:
- using terminal
- using GUI
Let’s get started!
Method 1: Setting up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 22.04 using terminal
Before jumping into the procedure to set up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 22.04, it is essential to install UFW in your Ubuntu 22.04.
Follow the given instructions for installing and setting up UFW in Ubuntu 22.04 using the terminal.
Step 1: Update system packages
First of all, hit “CTRL+ALT+T” and run the below-given command for updating the system packages:
Step 2: Install UFW
Next, execute the provided command for the installation of UFW:
Step 3: Check UFW status
After successfully installing UFW, check out its status on your system:
The given output indicates that UFW is currently “inactive” on our Ubuntu 22.04:
Step 4: Enable UFW
Now, it’s time to enable UFW with the help of the following command:
Step 5: Disable UFW
In case, if you want to disable UFW, then utilize the below-given command in your Ubuntu 22.04 terminal:
Step 6: Allow traffic
Ubuntu 22.04 permits you to define UFW rules using service name or port number. For instance, to allow incoming connections for port “80”, we will execute the following command:
Step 7: Check status
Again, verifying UFW status will let you know if the proceeding operation was successfully performed:
As you can see, port “80” is allowed to accept incoming connections from “Anywhere”:
Step 8: Deny traffic
Similarly, the “ufw” command with the “deny” option can be utilized for denying the traffic for port “80”:
Step 9: Check UFW list
For the purpose of UFW application list, run the provided command:
Step 10: Open UFW configuration file
We will now verify if the “IPv6” is working perfectly with UFW or not. To do so, open the UFW configuration file in “nano” editor:
Then look for the line stating “IPV6” and assign “yes” as its value:
Step 11: Restart UFW
After performing the required changes, restart UFW by writing out the following command:
Lastly, check the status of UFW:
The given output shows that UFW is currently active and running on our Ubuntu 22.04 system:
Now, let’s head towards the method of setting up a Firewall using a GUI application.
Method 2: Setting up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 22.0 using GUI
As an Ubuntu 22.04 user, you can also configure Firewall using UFW using its GUI application. Want to try it out? Hit “CTRL+ALT+T” and execute the provided command for the installation of the UFW GUI application named “gufw”:
After successfully installing “gufw”, launch it on your system by searching “Firewall Configuration” in the “Activities” menu and open it from there:
Then, specify your system password for the authentication purpose:
The main interface of “gufw” GUI UFW application will look like this:
To enable the UFW Firewall, enable the highlighted “Status” toggle:
Similarly, select the required option for the “Incoming” and “Outgoing” connections:
In our case, we have denied all incoming connections and allowed UFW to accept outgoing connections:
How to uninstall UFW in Ubuntu 22.04
For the uninstallation of UFW in 22.04, write out the provided command in the terminal:
We have compiled the easiest method to set up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 22.04 using the terminal and its GUI application.
For the purpose of setting up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 22.04, firstly install UFW. Then, verify its status with command, enable it on your system, and allow or block incoming or outgoing connections. Furthermore, you can open the “UFW” configuration file and perform the required changes. Also, to use the “gufw” GUI UFW application, install and launch to configured UFW using GUI. This blog demonstrated the procedure of setting up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 22.04.