How to Install AnyDesk Remote Desktop in Ubuntu

AnyDesk meets the qualifications of reputable remote desktop software for your Ubuntu Linux distribution. AnyDesk attributes to easy and stable operation, simple administrative tools, user-friendly setup, seamless & smooth remote access from other Linux-powered machines, stable and powerful remote connectivity (Linux-based), and continuous connection (uninterrupted).

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It uses encryption mechanisms like RSA 2048 asymmetric key exchange and military-grade TLS 1.2 to guarantee user safety while making remote desktop connections.

Prerequisite

Ensure you have root/sudoer user privileges on the Ubuntu system you are using.

Installing AnyDesk in Ubuntu Desktop

A regular Linux system update ensures that all the system security loopholes are fixed and also strives to optimize and improve the system’s performance.

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y 

Since we will be using Ubuntu’s apt package manager, we need to add AnyDesk’s GPG key to verify its signature so that we can be allowed to install it on Ubuntu.

$ sudo wget -q https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/DEB-GPG-KEY -O- | sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring gnupg-ring:/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ubuntu-anydesk.gpg --import
$ sudo chmod 644 /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/ubuntu-anydesk.gpg
Add AnyDesk GPG Key
Add AnyDesk GPG Key

Next, you need to add the AnyDesk Repository on Ubuntu to ensure that AnyDesk is updated to the latest version release during normal system updates.

$ echo "deb http://deb.anydesk.com/ all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list
Add AnyDesk Repository
Add AnyDesk Repository

Re-updating your Ubuntu system informs the apt cache of AnyDesk’s signed repository which implies that we can now install it.

$ sudo apt update 
Confirm AnyDesk Repository
Confirm AnyDesk Repository

We can now install AnyDesk remote desktop software via Ubuntu’s apt package manager.

$ sudo apt install anydesk -y
Install AnyDesk in Ubuntu
Install AnyDesk in Ubuntu

The installation process should take a minute or two to successfully complete.

How to Use AnyDesk in Ubuntu

You can launch it from the terminal or from the GUI applications menu.

$ anydesk
Start AnyDesk in Ubuntu
Start AnyDesk in Ubuntu

Take note of the This Desk entry, it is the ID your remote Linux desktop system needs to gain access to this one. The remote desktop system should also have AnyDesk installed.

Let us try accessing the above system from another remote AnyDesk-powered Ubuntu system.

AnyDesk Remote Access ID
AnyDesk Remote Access ID

You will be asked to accept the connection request from the remote machine you are targeting.

Accept AnyDesk Remote Access
Accept AnyDesk Remote Access

You should now have full remote desktop access control.

AnyDesk Remote Desktop Access
AnyDesk Remote Desktop Access

AnyDesk makes remote desktop viewing & control easier, faster, and seamless whether you are a normal user or an admin user.

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