How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu | A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you searching for a strong and dependable terminal emulator to make your SSH or Telnet sessions better? You’re in luck with SecureCRT, the well-known software created by Vandyke.

SecureCRT has lots of cool features and an easy-to-use interface. It makes managing and accessing remote servers and devices a breeze. In this guide, we’ll walk through the easy steps to install SecureCRT on your Ubuntu system. Whether you’re an experienced system administrator or a beginner, you can get this terminal up and running by just following our steps in the article.

How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu

How to Setup SecureCRT on Ubuntu 18.10 / 19.04 / 20.04

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.


Step 1

First, to download SecureCRT for Linux, visit this address and download SecureCRT 8.5.1 to your computer.

Download SecureCRT for Linux

Step 2

After downloading SecureCRT for Linux, move the tar.gz file to your desktop.

Tar.gz File

Step 3

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/.

cd Desktop
sudo tar -xvzf scrt- -C /usr/share/

sudo tar -xvzf scrt- -C /usr/share/

Step 4

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/

cp /usr/share/scrt-8.5.1/SecureCRT.desktop ~/Desktop/

Step 5

To edit the SecureCRT.desktop shortcut, execute the nano SecureCRT.desktop command at the terminal.

nano SecureCRT.desktop

nano SecureCRT.desktop

Step 6

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.



Step 7

To make the SecureCRT desktop shortcut executable, execute sudo chmod +x SecureCRT.desktop in the terminal.

sudo chmod +x SecureCRT.desktop

sudo chmod +x SecureCRT.desktop

Step 8

To run SecureCRT, double-click on the desktop shortcut and click Trust and Launch in the Untrusted Application Launcher window.

Trust and Launch

Step 9

After starting SecureCRT, click the I Agree button to accept the 30-day free trial period.

Accepting SecureCRT License Agreement

Step 10

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.

Continue Without a Configuration Password

Step 11

Click the Cancel button in the Quick Connect window.

Quick Connect

Step 12

After you have completed the installation, you can check the version of the program in Help / About.

VanDyke Version

Step 13

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/

sudo cp ~/Desktop/SecureCRT.desktop /usr/share/applications/

Step 14

You can now see SecureCRT Launcher in the start menu!

Running SecureCRT


Final Word

In this article, we have examined how to build SecureCRT and created desktop/start menu shortcuts. You can configure the network projects you create with GNS3 on your Linux computer with SecureCRT. Thanks for following us!

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