AnyDesk is one of the best proprietary remote desktop applications available for Linux users. This software program provides a smooth and seamless remote access to your computers running Windows, macOS, Linux and FreeBSD. In this guide, we’ll explain how you can Install AnyDesk in CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux Desktop.

Once you’ve installed AnyDesk on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8, you’ll be able to access your Linux system from Windows, Mac, and other Linux based systems. You’ll enjoy its simple and user-friendly set up and administration tools which enables you to easily manage remote system.

Install AnyDesk on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

We’ll install Install AnyDesk on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 from AnyDesk Yum repository with pre-packaged RPM packages. You can manually download an RPM package and install it, but this mean updates will have to be done manually.

Step 1: Add AnyDesk repository to RHEL / CentOS 8

Add the repository to your system with the commands shared below.

CentOS 8:

cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/AnyDesk-CentOS.repo << "EOF"
[anydesk]
name=AnyDesk CentOS - stable
baseurl=http://rpm.anydesk.com/centos/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
repo_gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/RPM-GPG-KEY
EOF

RHEL 8:

cat > /etc/yum.repos.d/AnyDesk-RHEL.repo << "EOF"
[anydesk]
name=AnyDesk RHEL - stable
baseurl=http://rpm.anydesk.com/rhel/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
repo_gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/RPM-GPG-KEY
EOF

Step 2: Install AnyDesk on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux

Once AnyDesk repository has been added to your Linux system, installation of AnyDesk on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 can be done using yum or dnf command line tools.

sudo dnf makecache
sudo dnf install -y redhat-lsb-core
sudo dnf install anydesk

Agree to import GPG key when prompted.

AnyDesk CentOS - stable                                                                                            431  B/s | 488  B     00:01    
 AnyDesk CentOS - stable                                                                                            1.5 kB/s | 1.7 kB     00:01    
 Importing GPG key 0xCDFFDE29:
  Userid     : "philandro Software GmbH [email protected]"
  Fingerprint: D563 11E5 FF3B 6F39 D5A1 6ABE 18DF 3741 CDFF DE29
  From       : https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/RPM-GPG-KEY
 Is this ok [y/N]: y

Pree y key to start installation of AnyDesk on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8.

AnyDesk CentOS - stable                                                                                            1.5 kB/s | 1.7 kB     00:01    
Dependencies resolved.
===================================================================================================================================================
 Package                             Arch                           Version                                Repository                         Size
===================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 anydesk                             x86_64                         5.1.2-1.el7                            anydesk                           3.3 M
Installing dependencies:
 mesa-libGLU                         x86_64                         9.0.0-15.el8                           AppStream                         185 k

Transaction Summary
===================================================================================================================================================
Install  2 Packages

Total download size: 3.5 M
Installed size: 12 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

You can check the version of AnyDesk installed with the command:

$ rpm -qi anydesk 
Name        : anydesk
Version     : 5.1.2
Release     : 1.el8
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019 08:17:34 AM EAT
Group       : Applications/Internet
Size        : 12435395
License     : Proprietary and BSD and OpenSSL and zlib and LGPLv2+
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Mon 26 Aug 2019 02:25:35 PM EAT, Key ID 18df3741cdffde29
Source RPM  : anydesk-5.1.2-1.el8.src.rpm
Build Date  : Fri 16 Aug 2019 05:14:43 PM EAT
Build Host  : build-debian-7-64.philandro.local
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager    : AnyDesk Software GmbH
Vendor      : AnyDesk Software GmbH
URL         : http://anydesk.com/remote-desktop
Summary     : The world's fastest remote desktop application
Description :
AnyDesk is the fastest remote desktop software on the market. It allows
for new usage scenarios and applications that have not been possible with current remote desktop software.

Step 3: Launch AnyDesk on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

AnyDesk has a service which is automatically started after a successful installation.

$ systemctl status anydesk.service
● anydesk.service - AnyDesk
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/anydesk.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Fri 2019-10-18 08:17:35 EAT; 1min 20s ago
 Main PID: 7681 (anydesk)
    Tasks: 4 (limit: 11512)
   Memory: 16.2M
   CGroup: /system.slice/anydesk.service
           ├─7681 /bin/sh /usr/bin/anydesk --service
           └─7683 /usr/libexec/anydesk --service

Oct 18 08:17:35 centos8.novalocal systemd[1]: Started AnyDesk.

The service should be enabled as well.

$ systemctl is-enabled anydesk.service
enabled

Launch AnyDesk on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 from the Desktop or CLI.

CLI:

$ anydesk

Use AnyDesk Address of the remote system to connect to it.

A remote user will also require your AnyDesk address to be able to control your machine from a remote location. Enjoy using AnyDesk on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux Desktop.