See How To Enable The Linux Kernel Livepatch On Your Ubuntu Free of Charge


Canonical just announced that the Linux kernel live patching service for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It is one that will allow users to install important security updates and fixes for their Linux kernel without needing to their distro, thereby reducing the machine’s downtime even while maintaining high standards of security.

This Livepatch service is primarily benefiting to server users but even personal users can greatly benefit from the Livepatch service on up to 3 machines for free. Livepatching more than three machines is what will require charges, as detailed in the Ubuntu Advantage subscription.

Enabling Canonical Livepatch Service on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  1. Head on to the Ubuntu Livepatch service portal.
  2. Choose your user type.
  3. Click Get your token.
  4. Sign in with your Ubuntu One ID. In case you don’t have it, you can create a new one right there.
  5. The token key for Ubuntu Livepatch service will be displayed after you are done signing in.

Installing Canonical Livepatch service on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via Linux Commands

sudo snap install canonical-livepatch
sudo canonical-livepatch enable [Token]

You can visit the Canonical website here to know more about their Livepatch service.

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