How to enable Canonical Livepatch service in Ubuntu 16.04

Today we are looking at how to enable Canonical Livepatch in Ubuntu.  In the video, we look at how to enable it, when it was just released and it has become much easier!  In this blog, we will be looking at how to enable it in Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04.

The only requirement is that you have an Ubuntu One account which is free and easy to create.  Enjoy!

Instructions:
In Ubuntu 18.04, go to your app menu and look for an app called Software & Updates and open it.  Then inside of the app go to Tab called Updates and then look for the open to enable Canonical Livepatch and just click on it and follow the easy instructions.  Enjoy!

In Ubuntu 16.04, it is slightly more difficult, as you have to follow the instructions as seen in the video.  A person needs to go to their website, links and commands are below and say that you are an Ubuntu User (free) or a Canonical Customer (paid) and then you need to sign up or log in to your Ubuntu One account which is also free to get your livepatch token.  When you successfully signed in, you will receive a token and they will give you the exact commands to run in a terminal to enable it on your system and that is that!  Enjoy!

Livepactch Signup:
https://auth.livepatch.canonical.com/

Commands Used:
sudo snap install canonical-livepatch
sudo canonical-livepatch enable your-key

About Snap:
https://snapcraft.io/canonical-livepatch

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