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

The installation files for the Connext® Secure 6.1.0 evaluation are provided in a single installer.

Install the Connext host development tools, platform target libraries, and security bundles by executing the host installer application.

  • On Windows systems:

    On Linux systems:

    On macOS systems:

(If you are evaluating for Linux systems on ARM CPUs, additionally install the target rti_connext_dds-6.1.0-lm-target-<Linux_ARM_platform>.rtipkg after you install the Linux host above: start the RTI Launcher application, select the Configuration tab, and install rti_connext_dds-6.1.0-lm-target-<arm_Linux_platform>.rtipkg.)

After the installation is complete, start the RTI Launcher application, select 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®. Visit Getting Started with Connext DDS for great resources and tutorials, as well as the product documentation below:



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


 x86 64-bit
 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS/18.04 LTS (kernel 4.x, gcc 7.3.0), RHL 8
 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (kernel 4.x & gcc 5.4.0)
 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (kernel 3.x, gcc 4.8.2), RHEL 7


Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (kernel 5.x, gcc 7.5.0)


Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ARMv8 (kernel 4.x, gcc 7.3.0)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ARMv8 (kernel 4.x, gcc 5.4.0)


Microsoft Windows

 x86 64-bit
 Visual Studio 2017, 2019 (Windows 10, Server 2016)
 Visual Studio 2015 (Windows 10, Server 2016, Server 2012 R2)



 x86 64-bit
 High Sierra 10.13 (clang 9.0) Mojave 10.14 (clang 10.0), Catalina 10.15 (clang 11.0), Big Sur 11 (clang 12.0)



Other Platforms

If you are evaluating Connext (including Connext® Micro) on other operating systems or CPU architectures, please contact your local RTI representative or email Click here for information regarding using Connext with ROS 2.


Software Licensing and Use Terms

Visit for complete product terms and an exclusive list of product warranties. This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL® Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit ( If you are installing the free trial of Connext 6.1.0, your installation includes RTI Security Plugins and OpenSSL version 1.1.1k. The installer provides a prebuilt version of OpenSSL 1.1.1k. If you wish to build your own version of OpenSSL 1.1.1k, you can find the source code at the link above ( 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 Secure and RTI Security Plugins.