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How To Install VeraCrypt on Debian 11

Install VeraCrypt on Debian 11

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).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 | 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] 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.

Install VeraCrypt on Debian 11 Bullseye

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.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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