How to Install AnyDesk on Debian 12

How to Install AnyDesk on Debian 12

Debian 12 is a Linux distribution that consists of open-source software. We can install AnyDesk on Debian 12 to establish a fast connection between computers. A user can get access to computers and servers from anywhere in the world but the permission of other computer users to whom we want to get connected is necessary. Advanced security and authentication techniques are used by AnyDesk to secure data from unauthorized access.

In this article, we will demonstrate the complete process of installing AnyDesk on Debian 12.

How to Install Andesk on Debian 12?

It is necessary to update the system before installing any new package. The step-by-step installation procedure is demonstrated below:

Step 1: Update System Packages

To update the system, use the command indicated below:

$ sudo apt update

As we can see all packages are up to date:

Step 2: Add the AnyDesk Repository to our System

Anydesk is not available by default on the Debian 12 repository. We can add the anydesk repository to our system by using the command:

$ wget

As shown in the snapshot, the command has been executed successfully:

Step 3: Import the GPG key into the System

Now execute the command given below to import the GPG key. GPG keys are used for the encryption of data.

$ gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring ./anydesk_signing_key_temp.gpg --import ./DEB-GPG-KEY

It can be seen that the GPG key has been imported into our system successfully:

Now execute this command to export the key to any desk repository:

$ gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring ./anydesk_signing_key_temp.gpg --export > ./anydesk_signing_key.gpg

Now, execute this command to get a signing key from the configuration file as shown below:

$ sudo mv anydesk_signing_key.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/

Afterward, execute the following command to add the Debian repository to the /etc/apt/sources.list “configuration” file:

$ echo "deb all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list

It can be seen that all the commands have been executed successfully.

Note: The execution of these commands often throws errors. To avoid errors, make sure you execute the commands one by one.

Step 4: Update the system Because of the Addition of Configuration Files

Now we have to update the system due to the addition of new configuration files. Use the command:

$ sudo apt update

After successfully updating the packages, we are ready to install anydesk into our system.

Step 5: Install AnyDesk

To install Anydesk, use the following command:

$ sudo apt install anydesk

As we can see, AnyDesk has been installed successfully.

How to Use AnyDesk on Debian 12?

After installing AnyDesk, let’s open it and see its use cases.

Step 1: Launching AnyDesk from the Terminal

To use AnyDesk, open the terminal and execute the following “anydesk” command:

$ anydesk

By executing this command, we will be navigated to the home page of AnyDesk as shown below:

Step 2: Customize Settings

Go to settings by clicking on the menu button in the top right corner of the screen:

Go to “Permission Profile” and click on the type of access you want. There are 4 options to consider:

  1. You can choose default access.
  2. You can choose the Screen Sharing option.
  3. You can choose Full Access.
  4. You can also select Unattended Access. A password must be provided for this type of access.

Step 3: Connect to Remote Devices Using AnyDesk

The address of your Computer is shown in the “Your Address” Section. In my case, it’s “1 567 460 862”.

The address is essential as it enables connections to other computers.

To access another Computer, simply provide the address of that computer in the Remote Desk section and click on Connect. The user of another Computer will get a connection request. If he accepts, you will be given access to that computer successfully.

How to Uninstall AnyDesk on Debian 12?

On Debian 12, open the terminal and enter the “sudo apt remove anydesk” command to uninstall AnyDesk:

$ sudo apt remove anydesk

We can see that AnyDesk has been removed from our Debian 12 system successfully.


To connect to other desktop PCs we use a remote desktop software known as AnyDesk. To install Anydesk on Debian 12, we will add the Anydesk repository to our system using “wget”. Then update the system and execute the “sudo apt install anydesk” command to install anydesk. This write-up has demonstrated the complete procedure of installing AnyDesk on Debian 12.

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