Remmina - The GTK+ Remote Desktop Client  v1.3.6
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.
Remmina - The GTK+ Remote Desktop Client Documentation


Remmina is now here on GitLab

As of the 1st of July 2018, the following links have to be used instead of respective GitHub counterparts.

Remmina: The GTK Remote Desktop Client

Initially developed by Vic Lee.


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 or tiny screens. Remmina supports multiple network protocols, in an integrated and consistent user interface. Currently RDP, VNC, SPICE, NX, XDMCP, SSH and EXEC are supported.

Remmina is released in separated source packages:

  • "remmina", the main GTK application
  • "remmina-plugins", a set of plugins

Remmina is copylefted libre software, licensed GNU GPLv2+.


Binary distributions

Usually Remmina is included in your Linux|GNU distribution, or in an external repository. This is not the place to ask for distribution packages or precompiled binaries.

Debian GNU/Linux

Remmina is not available in the default Debian 9 (Stretch) repositories. It can be installed from the backports repository.

The Debian Backports repository must be enabled to install it.

To install Remmina from Debian Backports, copy and paste the following lines into a terminal window:

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


Using Snap Package (also for other supported distros)

You can install the last release from the Ubuntu Software center. Look for remmina, otherwise install it from a terminal with:

sudo snap install remmina

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

sudo snap install remmina --edge

Or update the current installed version with the selected channel:

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

For advanced features such as

  • mount-control (to manage mount positions),
  • avahi-observer (to automatically look for local servers to connect to),
  • cups-control (to manage printing),
  • password-manager-service (to use gnome-keyring)

enter this in a terminal:

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 # gnome-keyring

Snap packages are automatically updated, and include both the latest FreeRDP Git, and the latest libssh 0.7 release (for better security).

From PPA

Ubuntu ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next

To install, copy and paste the following three lines in a terminal:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp libfreerdp-plugins-standard

By default, the RDP, SSH and SFTP plugins are installed. You can view a list of available plugins with apt-cache search remmina-plugin

If you want to connect to more securely configured SSH servers on Ubuntu 16.04 and below, you have to upgrade libssh to 0.7.X. This can be achieved by adding the following PPA by David Kedves, which contains libssh 0.7.X and then upgrading your packages:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kedazo/libssh-0.7.x
sudo apt-get update

Fedora and Red Hat

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

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

~~On Red Hat, you can enable the EPEL repository:~~

Remmina is now in EPEL.

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

Arch Linux based

Install remmina-git from AUR.


Remmina is in the official repositories for all openSUSE distributions. In case the version in the released stable branch of openSUSE is too old, you can install the latest one from the devel project via:

zypper ar -f obs://X11:RemoteDesktop/remmina remmina
zypper ref
zypper in remmina

For users with a distro that supports Flatpak, including Ubuntu

Development snapshot

Download this Flatpak and install it as per:

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

Last stable official build on Flathub

Run the following commands:

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

If you use an SSH agent (

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

Just be aware that Flatpak stores data for installed applications (the XDG config/data folders) under $HOME/.var For instance, if you previously have 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

External not supported plugins

There are also some external, unsupported plugins, provided by Muflone:

From the source code

Follow the guides available on the wiki:


Just select Remmina from your application menu, or execute Remmina from the command-line:

Remmina also supports the following options:

-a, --about Show the "About" dialog
-c, --connect=FILE Connect to a .remmina file
-e, --edit=FILE Edit a .remmina file
-n, --new Create a new connection profile
-p, --pref=PAGENR Show preferences dialog page
-x, --plugin=PLUGIN Execute the plugin
-q, --quit Quit the application
-s, --server=SERVER Use default server name
-t, --protocol=PROTOCOL Use default protocol
-i, --icon Start in tray
-v, --version Show the application version
-V, --full-version Show the application and plugin version
--display=DISPLAY X display to use


You can configure everything from the graphical interface, or editing by hand the files under $HOME/.remmina or $HOME/.config/remmina


See for a better overview.

If you want to contribute code:

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new merge request

If you want to contribute in other ways, get in contact on IRC (#remmina on freenode), or send an e-mail using the form provided on the website.


If you want to contribute to Remmina by sending money, you are more than welcome. More info about this on Remmina website donation page.

See the file for a list of all supporters.


Remmina is maintained by:

See the [AUTHORS](AUTHORS) for an exhaustive list. If you are not listed and have contributed, feel free to update it.


  • Website
  • IRC room on, in the #remmina channel, you can also use a web client.


Licensed GPLv2+.