In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VeraCrypt on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, VeraCrypt is a free open-source disk encryption software. It can encrypt whole partitions or storage devices and is also capable of creating Encrypted Virtual hard drives. It is a perfect solution for anyone who wants to keep their data safe and secure. VeraCrypt is available for Linux, Windows, and macOS.
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 VeraCrypt 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.
- 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 VeraCrypt 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 dirmngr ca-certificates software-properties-common gnupg gnupg2 apt-transport-https curl
Step 2. Installing VeraCrypt on Debian 11.
By default, VeraCrypt is available on Debian 11 base repository. So, now run the following command below to add the VeraCrypt repository to your Debian system:
curl -fsSL https://notesalexp.org/debian/alexp_key.asc | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/alexp_key.gpg > /dev/null
Next, import the GPG key:
echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/alexp_key.gpg] https://notesalexp.org/debian/bullseye/ bullseye main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alexp.list
Once you add the repository to your Debian system, now install VeraCrypt using the following commands:
sudo apt update sudo apt install veracrypt
Step 3. Accessing VeraCrypt on Debian Linux.
Once successfully installed, the VeraCrypt application can be launched either from the command line by typing
veracrypt or by clicking on its icon in the Applications menu.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed VeraCrypt. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the VeraCrypt on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official VeraCrypt website.