How to install Putty on Debian 12

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

If you have ever used windows for connecting to your ssh servers, then you may already have heard about Putty. Putty is a poular software, especially on windows systems, which allows you to manage your ssh servers easily.

On Linux you don't need to install a graphical software to be able to ssh to your servers, as you can easily use the terminal. However, Putty is a very useful tool if you need to login to multiple ssh servers, instead of remembering logins for each server, you can easily save them on Putty and then simple connect to them.

Putty supports network protocols such as : SSH, SCP, rlogin, Telnet, and raw socket connection.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Putty SSH Client on Debian 12.

Step 1 - Update your Debian machine

Update your Debian 12 machine, by running the command below.

sudo apt update -y

The command above will update your system automatically so you won't need to confirm the update manually because we are using the -y flag, the y flag means yes to confirm.

Step 2 - Install Putty

In Debian 12, putty can be easily installed via the terminal. Launch terminal, and run the command below to install Putty SSH client

sudo apt install putty -y

To install putty automatically without being prompted to confirm the installation, run the command above as is.

Step 3 - Launch Putty

Now Putty Client should be installed on your Debian 12 machine. You can now start using Putty to connect to your server.

To launch Putty via the terminal, run the command below


How to connect to SSH server with Putty

Putty GUI at first may look complicated to use, trust me it's not.

To connect to a SSH server using Putty, you can easily do so by simply entering the SSH server's IP and port.

After entering server's IP and port, click to "Open" to login to the server


In this tutorial, you learned how to install Putty SSH client on Debian 12.