How To Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 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 through the step by step installation of AnyDesk Remote Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian based distribution like Linux Mint.

Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now we add the repository key to the trusted software providers list and then add PPA to your system by running the following commands:

wget -qO - https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/DEB-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add - 
sudo echo "deb http://deb.anydesk.com/ all main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list

Then, run the following command to install Anydesk from the repository along with dependencies:

sudo apt update 
sudo apt install anydesk

Step 3. Accessing AnyDesk on the Ubuntu system.

Once installed successfully, you can launch by typing Anydesk in the application launcher. 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 Ubuntu 20.04

Congratulations! You have successfully installed AnyDesk. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the AnyDesk Remote Desktop on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official AnyDesk website.

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