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Please use the following process to download and install RTI Connext DDS.

Click here to access RTI Connext 6.0.0 files.

The installation files for the RTI Connext DDS Secure 6.0.0 evaluation are provided in a single compressed file (.tar.gz for Linux and macOS systems, .zip for Windows systems). Copy the archive file to a temporary directory and extract it to that location.

The archive decompresses into the following files:

    • rti_connext_dds-6.0.0-eval-<platform>.[exe/run/dmg]*
    • rti_security_plugins-6.0.0-eval-<platform>.rtipkg
    • openssl-1.0.2o-6.0.0-host-<platform>.rtipkg
    • openssl-1.0.2o-target-<platform>.[tar.gz/zip]*

* file extension depends on the platform type

  1. Install the Connext host development tools and platform target libraries by executing the host installer application.

    On Windows systems:

    On Linux systems:

    On macOS systems:

  2. After the installation is complete, start the RTI Launcher application, browse to the Configuration tab, and set the location of the trial license file that RTI emailed to you. 


    Upon completing this step, you are ready to evaluate Connext DDS Professional.  See below for Getting Started resources and tutorial.

    To install the RTI Security Plugins, continue with step 3.


  3. Install the RTI Security Plugins package and OpenSSL host package using the “RTI Package Installer” utility (also located on the Configuration tab in RTI Launcher).

    RTI Security Plugins:

    OpenSSL host package: 


    After installation, you can find the header files and security libraries under the include/ndds/security and lib/<target_architecture> directories.

  4. Extract the OpenSSL target package to your host machine. The location is up to you, but common options include:

    • /local/rti

    • <Connext_Install_Dir>/

    • C:\rti

  5. Get started with these great resources:



By downloading Connext DDS, you acknowledge that you agree to the RTI Software License Agreement.

If you are evaluating Connext DDS for use with ROS, please contact your local RTI representative or email for a compatible evaluation version of Connext DDS. 


 x86 64-bit  x86 32-bit
 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (kernel 4.x, gcc 7.3.0)  
 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (kernel 4.x & gcc 5.4.0)   Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (kernel 4.x, gcc 5.4.0)
 RHEL 7, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (kernel 3.x, gcc 4.8.2)   RHEL 7, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (kernel 3.x, gcc 4.8.2)
 RHEL 6 (kernel 2.6, gcc 4.4.5)   RHEL 6 (kernel 2.6, gcc 4.4.5)


Microsoft Windows

 x86 64-bit  x86 32-bit
 Visual Studio 2017 (Windows 10, Windows 7, Server 2016)  Visual Studio 2017 (Windows 10, Windows 7, Server 2016)
 Visual Studio 2015 (Windows 10, Server 2016, Server 2012 R2)  Visual Studio 2015 (Windows 10, Server 2016)



 x86 64-bit
 macOS High Sierra 10.13 (clang 9.0)
 macOS Sierra 10.12 (clang 8.0)


Other Platforms

If you would like to evaluate Connext DDS (including Connext DDS Micro) on other operating systems or CPU architectures, please contact your local RTI representative or email


Additional Notes

  • This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (
  • Securing a distributed, embedded system is an exercise in user risk management. RTI expressly disclaims all security guarantees and/or warranties based on the names of its products, including Connext DDS Secure and RTI Secure DDS Plugins. Visit for complete product terms and an exclusive list of product warranties.