Remmina - The GTK+ Remote Desktop Client  v1.4.34
Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots of remote computers in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks. Remmina supports multiple network protocols in an integrated and consistent user interface. Currently RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP and SSH are supported.
Welcome to the Remmina wiki

Remmina is developed on GitLab (as of the 20th of June 2018).

Use these wiki and issues links instead of GitHub equivalents.

Open the wiki menu on the right for a list of hopefully helpful articles, feel free to contribute ;-)

Usually Remmina is included in your distribution, or in an external repository you can add.

Packaging status


This is a system agnostic package that works on just about every distribution.

flatpak remote-add --user --if-not-exists flathub
flatpak install --user flathub org.remmina.Remmina
flatpak run --user org.remmina.Remmina

While it's discouraged, If for some reasons you need the H.264 codecs you may install them with:

flatpak install org.freedesktop.Platform
flatpak install org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264

If you use SSH agent

flatpak run --filesystem=$SSH_AUTH_SOCK --env=SSH_AUTH_SOCK=$SSH_AUTH_SOCK org.remmina.Remmina

Flatpak stores data for installed applications (the XDG config/data folders) under $HOME/.var If you have previously installed Remmina with another package manager, you will have to transfer what was under $HOME/.config/remmina and $HOME/.local/share/remmina under, respectively ~/.var/app/org.remmina.Remmina/config/remmina and ~/.var/app/org.remmina.Remmina/data/remmina


This also is a system-agnostic package that works on many distributions, but mainly Ubuntu.

If you run into issues, try something else first, and then report the issues. Our Snap package does not work on Ubuntu 17.10 if you use Wayland, see issue #1414.

First make sure you have snapd installed. Then install the last release from the Ubuntu Software Center by looking for Remmina, or install it from a terminal with:

sudo snap install remmina

The Snap subsystem has limitations, so some features, for instance the password storage via keyring is missing and must be fixed manually:

sudo snap connect remmina:avahi-observe :avahi-observe # servers discovery
sudo snap connect remmina:cups-control :cups-control # printing
sudo snap connect remmina:mount-observe :mount-observe # mount management
sudo snap connect remmina:password-manager-service :password-manager-service # password manager
sudo snap connect remmina:audio-playback :audio-playback # audio sharing
sudo snap connect remmina:audio-record :audio-record # microphone

Some features just don't work on Snap, for example accessing your personal ~/.ssh directory is not possible. You have to manually copy your ~/.ssh/* files to ~/snap/remmina/common/.ssh/

If you want to install the latest Git revision of Remmina as Snap, get it from the edge channel:

sudo snap install remmina --edge

Or, update your Remmina Snap install with your channel of choice:

sudo snap refresh remmina --channel=edge # use --channel=stable otherwise

Snaps are updated with the system and include both latest FreeRDP Git and the latest libssh 0.7 release (for better security).


:exclamation: The Remmina PPA is looking for a maintainer, and it's not actively updated.

We may release new versions from time to time (as of writing is 1.4.27), Remmina can be installed by copying and pasting this in a terminal:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next
sudo apt update
sudo apt install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp remmina-plugin-secret

Make sure Remmina is not running. Either close it, reboot, or kill it by pasting this in a terminal:

sudo killall remmina

List of available plugins with apt-cache search remmina-plugin. By default, RDP, SSH and SFTP are installed. To test a daily built development version, do the above, but start with:



11 Bullseye (stable), Buster (oldstable), and Sid (unstable)

Remmina is in the official stable, testing and unstable repositories.

9 Stretch (oldstable)

Here Remmina can be installed from backports by copying and pasting this in a terminal:

echo 'deb stretch-backports main' | sudo tee --append /etc/apt/sources.list.d/stretch-backports.list >> /dev/null
sudo apt update
sudo apt install -t stretch-backports remmina remmina-plugin-rdp remmina-plugin-secret remmina-plugin-spice

Raspberry Pi

ATTENTION: We do not (or rarely) update this repository anymore. Maintainers are welcome if any.

Remmina operates its own package repository for Raspbian Buster (10.x) you can install by copying and pasting this in a terminal:

sudo apt install dirmngr
sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys
sudo bash -c 'echo "deb buster main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/remmina_raspbian.list'
sudo apt update
sudo apt install remmina

(Tested on RPi 3B and 3B+) It is strongly advised to also install gnome-keyring to let Remmina save encrypted passwords in a safer place than .remmina textfiles in the /home user folder.

sudo apt install gnome-keyring

(The remmina-next PPA can be used on Raspberry Pi 2 and 3, provided you are running one of the supported *buntu derivatives.)

Fedora and Red Hat

As of March 2018 Remmina is available on most Fedora testing and stable, we still have a (not updated) Copr provided by Hubbitus (Pavel Alexeev), to install, paste this in a terminal as root:

dnf copr enable hubbitus/remmina-next
dnf upgrade --refresh 'remmina*' 'freerdp*'

Red Hat/CentOS

Install Remmina from the EPEL repository by pasting this in a terminal:

rpm -ivh epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

A more updated version is available thanks to @castorsky through a COPR repo

To install Remmina on RHEL/CentOS 8 enable EPEL and COPR repo then install package with following commands:

dnf install epel-release
dnf copr enable castor/remmina
dnf install 'remmina*'


To build and install

emerge -av net-misc/remmina

To build a binary and install

emerge -avb net-misc/remmina
emerge -avk remmina*
# From cp /usr/portage/packages/net-misc remmina* > /mnt/some-usb-stick to multiple boxes
emerge -avk =net-misc/remmina-#??Version number


equo -i net-misc/remmina

Arch Linux (and friends)

There is an official Arch Linux Remmina package. Or, if you want to use the AUR, install remmina-git. There are also some external, not supported plugins provided by Muflone and other Arch Remmina Protocol plugins


sudo eopkg update-repo
sudo eopkg install remmina

Build from source

Code development and bug-fixes take place on the master branch. It compiles with the current FreeRDP master branch, and will compile with FreeDRP 2.0 when released as stable.