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 the step-by-step installation of the Putty SSH Client on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).
- 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.
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Putty.
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 the Debian 11 base repository. Now run the following command below to install Putty to your Debian system:
sudo apt instal putty
This command will download and install the latest version of PuTTY and its dependencies from the Debian repository.
Check the Putty installed version:
Step 3. Accessing Putty SSH Client on Debian.
Once successfully installed, go to the Application launcher and search for PuTTY SSH Client, you will get its icon, just click to run it or launch Putty via the command line, use the following command in Terminal:
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.