Only install CLI if you need to make a connection from the device to another device directly (Initiator connection). Most of the time you need a device package or the Desktop Application.

At this time Windows single board for IoT devices does not have a device package and you should install the CLI.

The CLI has slightly different behavior if you are running as a root user versus a non-root user. In general, you will want to run as a root user, though there are a couple cases where you don't. These will be made clear.

  • On Windows, you will need to open a "Command Prompt" as an Administrator and replace any example you see as sudo remoteit by remoteit.exe

  • On Mac and Linux, you must run any commands related to creating/managing a Device or Services as a root user (e.g. sudo)

  • OpenWRT is not available at this time

Quick Install & Registration

This quick install allows you to just paste a single command into the terminal of the target device. You must have the Desktop App or access to installed and a account created before proceeding.

Quick install only is available for Linux based systems such as Debian, Raspberry Pi OS, MacOS, and Linux at this time. If you have Windows, please refer to manual installation below.

The quick install script tries to determine the correct CLI package to download based on your system architecture. It then downloads the CLI package, installs it, and registers it to your account. You can do the same with the manual install instructions below as long as you pick the right CLI package to download and install.

1. Open the Desktop App or

If using the desktop app, it must be version 3.5.2 or greater.

2. Ensure that you are in the context of the account you wish to register the device. See Organizations as Members

3. Click add device, select your system, then copy the code.

4. Use the code in command to install the CLI

This command will automatically detect the platform and architecture of your device. It will install the CLI, register it to your account and set up the SSH service.

Replace YOUR-REGISTRATION-CODE with the registration code you copied from the Remote.It Add Device Page.


Your new device should register to your account using the device's Host Name and it is ready for use. See Usage.

If you have issues with registration, we want to hear from you. Please post on our community at

Manual Installation

We recommend using the quick install method above since it will download the package and install it automatically. You can use this method if you prefer to select the package and install it manually.

1. Download the Binary

Download the binary for the platform and Architecture/Distribution to the device. Find the binaries here:

Please be sure to download the correct package for your device.

2. Run commands

Place the file in /usr/bin and rename to "remoteit"

You will need to change permissions on the file to make it executable by opening Terminal

chmod +x /usr/bin/remoteit

After placing the binary and making it executable, you will need to install the agent using the following command

sudo remoteit install tools
sudo remoteit agent install

You can now start using CLI. See Usage for registration and connection information

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