In this tutorial, we will show you how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, AnyDesk is the world’s most comfortable remote desktop application. Access all your programs, documents, and files from anywhere, without having to entrust your data to a cloud service. You can say it’s an alternative to the TeamViewer, which is available free. Anydesk provides a faster remote connection than any other existing remote desktop application.
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 the step-by-step installation AnyDesk on a Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic beaver) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic beaver).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing AnyDesk on Ubuntu 18.04.
First, import the AnyDesk GPG key for signing APT packages.
wget -qO - https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/DEB-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add -
Then, add AnyDesk repository content to your Ubuntu system:
echo "deb http://deb.anydesk.com/ all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list
Once is done, run the command below to install AnyDesk:
sudo apt update sudo apt install anydesk
Step 3. Accessing AnyDesk.
Launch the AnyDesk on your system. 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.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed AnyDesk. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest stable version of AnyDesk on the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (bionic beaver) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official AnyDesk website.