SecureCRT is a Terminal Emulator for
or SSH protocols developed by Vandyke software. Telnet How to Setup SecureCRT on Ubuntu 18.10 / 19.04 / 20.04
SecureCRT is not a free software, but it is the most robust Terminal Emulator for safer device management.
In our previous articles, we installed SecureCRT on Windows 10 and Mac.
In this article, we will examine how to run SecureCRT on
. Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) How to Configure SecureCRT
If you are a system and network administrator, follow the steps below to install SecureCRT, one of the programs you need to install after installing the Linux system.
First, to download SecureCRT for Linux, visit
and download SecureCRT 8.5.1 to your computer. https://www.vandyke.com/download/securecrt/download.html Step 2
After downloading SecureCRT for Linux, move the tar.gz file to your desktop.
Open the Terminal by pressing CTRL + Alt + T. Switch to the desktop location in the terminal and extract the SecureCRT.tar.gz file to /usr/share/.
sudo tar -xvzf scrt-184.108.40.2064.ubuntu18-64.tar.gz -C /usr/share/
After extracting SecureCRT.tar.gz to /usr/share/, execute cp /usr/share/scrt-8.5.1/SecureCRT.desktop ~/Desktop/ in Terminal to create the SecureCRT shortcut to the desktop.
cp /usr/share/scrt-8.5.1/SecureCRT.desktop ~/Desktop/
To edit the SecureCRT.desktop shortcut, execute the nano SecureCRT.desktop command at the Terminal.
After installing SecureCRT, you must edit the SecureCRT.desktop file to make the desktop shortcut workable. Configure Exec and Icon in SecureCRT.desktop as follows.
To make the SecureCRT desktop shortcut executable, execute sudo chmod +x SecureCRT.desktop in the Terminal.
sudo chmod +x SecureCRT.desktop
To run SecureCRT, double-click on the desktop shortcut and click Trust and Launch in the Untrusted Application Launcher window.
After starting SecureCRT, click the I Agree button to accept the 30-day free trial period.
To access the configurations you have made in the Create SecureCRT Passphrase window via a password, you must select With a configuration passphrase and then configure an access password.
If your Ubuntu computer is not using any other user, you can select Without a configuration passphrase and click OK.
Click the Cancel button in the Quick Connect window.
After you have successfully completed the installation, you can check the version of the program in Help / About.
To create a SecureCRT start menu shortcut, you can use sudo cp ~/Desktop/SecureCRT.desktop /usr/share/applications/ in Terminal.
sudo cp ~/Desktop/SecureCRT.desktop /usr/share/applications/
You can now see SecureCRT Launcher in the start menu!
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