How To Install Putty SSH Client on Debian 11

Install Putty SSH Client on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Putty SSH Client on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, PuTTY is an open-source, lightweight, and free (MIT license) terminal emulator, serial console, and network file transfer application. It supports various protocols including SSH, telnet, SCP, rlogin, etc.

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 Putty SSH Client on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 or Debian 11.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues
  • A 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 Putty SSH Client 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
sudo apt install gnupg2

Step 2. Installing Putty SSH Client on Debian 11.

By default, Putty is available on Debian 11 base repository. Now run the following command below to install Putty to your Debian system:

sudo apt instal putty

Check the Putty installed version:

putty --version

Step 3. Accessing Putty SSH Client on Debian.

Once successfully installed, go to Application launcher and search for PuTTY SSH Client, you will get its icon, just click to run it or launch Putty via command line, use the following command in Terminal:

putty

Install Putty SSH Client on Debian 11 Bullseye

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

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