How To Install AnyDesk on Debian 11

Install AnyDesk on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install AnyDesk on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Anydesk is a remote desktop application. It is a cross-platform software that provides platform independent remote access to different PCs and other host devices. It provides remote access, file transfer, VPN features. It provides secure and reliable access to IT professionals.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the AnyDesk remote desktop application on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).

Install AnyDesk on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing AnyDesk on Debian 11.

By default, AnyDesk is not available in Debian repositories. Now we add the AnyDesk repository to your system:

wget https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/DEB-GPG-KEY
gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring ./anydesk_signing_key_temp.gpg --import ./DEB-GPG-KEY
gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring ./anydesk_signing_key_temp.gpg --export > ./anydesk_signing_key.gpg
sudo mv anydesk_signing_key.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/

Next, import the AnyDesk repository with the following command to your system:

echo "deb http://deb.anydesk.com/ all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list

After the repository was added, run the following commands to install the latest and stable version of AnyDesk:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install anydesk

Step 3. Accessing AnyDesk on Debian.

Once successfully installed, you start it from the command line with anydesk or by going to Activities -> Show Applications -> AnyDesk. You will get an AnyDesk ID for connecting from remote systems using AnyDesk. Now, You may need to set a password for unattended access. This will set a fixed password on your system, Which can be used anytime to connect.

Install AnyDesk on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed AnyDesk. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the AnyDesk remote desktop software on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official AnyDesk website.

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