How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu? – SecureCRT is a Terminal Emulator for SSH or Telnet, developed by Vandyke software.
How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

SecureCRT is not a free program, but it is the most robust Terminal Emulator for safer device management.

In our previous articles, we installed SecureCRT on Windows and Mac. You can find our articles in the links below.

In this article, we will examine how to install SecureCRT on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish).

How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu 18.10?

If you are a system and network administrator, follow the steps below to install SecureCRT, which is one of the programs you need to install after installing Ubuntu 18.10.

   Step 1

First, to download SecureCRT for Linux, visit https://www.vandyke.com/download/securecrt/download.html and download SecureCRT 8.5.1 to your computer.

How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 2

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

How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 3

To install SecureCRT on Linux/Ubuntu, press CTRL + Alt + T to open the Terminal. Switch to the desktop location in Terminal and extract the SecureCRT.tar.gz file to /usr/share/.

cd Desktop
ls
sudo tar -xvzf scrt-8.5.1.1764.ubuntu18-64.tar.gz -C /usr/share/

 
How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 4

After extracting the SecureCRT.tar.gz file to /usr/share/, execute cp /usr/share/scrt-8.5.1/SecureCRT.desktop ~ /Desktop/ in Terminal to create a SecureCRT shortcut to the Ubuntu desktop.

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

 
How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 5

To edit the SecureCRT.desktop shortcut, execute nano SecureCRT.desktop in Terminal.

nano SecureCRT.desktop

 
How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 6

After installing SecureCRT on Ubuntu 18.10, you must edit the SecureCRT.desktop file to make the desktop shortcut workable. Configure Exec and Icon in SecureCRT.desktop as follows.

Exec=/usr/share/scrt-8.5.1/SecureCRT
Icon=/usr/share/scrt-8.5.1/securecrt_64.png

 
How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 7

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

sudo chmod +x SecureCRT.desktop

 
How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 8

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

How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 9

Click on the I Agree button to accept the 30-day free trial period after you start SecureCRT.

How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 10

To access the configurations you create in the Create SecureCRT Passphrase window with a password, you must configure an access password after you select With a configuration passphrase.

If someone other than you doesn’t use your Ubuntu computer, you can select Without a configuration passphrase and click OK.

How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 11

Click the Cancel button in the Quick Connect window.

How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 12

After you have successfully installed SecureCRT 8.5.1 on Ubuntu 18.10, you can check the version of the program from the Help / About section.

How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 13

To create a SecureCRT start menu shortcut on Ubuntu, you can apply sudo cp ~ /Desktop/ SecureCRT.desktop /usr/share/applications/ in the Terminal.

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

 
How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

   Step 14

Now you can see the SecureCRT Launcher in the Ubuntu start menu!

How to Install SecureCRT on Ubuntu?

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  Final Word

In this article, we have examined on how to install SecureCRT on Ubuntu 18.10 step by step. In Ubuntu, we have created desktop and start menu shortcuts for SecureCRT. You can configure network projects created with GNS3 on Ubuntu with SecureCRT. Thanks for following us!

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