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Snap Package

"Snaps are containerised software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification." -


The official ZeroTier Snap package supports amd64, arm64, armhf, s390x ppc64el, and i386. It's generally pretty easy to install:

sudo snap install zerotier
sudo zerotier status
sudo zerotier join <nwid>


By default Snap will install packages from the stable channel. You can optionally install from other channels if you want a feature that hasn't made it into stable yet:

snap install zerotier --channel=latest/beta
  • edge, beta and candidate will immediately track each new tagged version
  • stable will only track versions that have been out for some time without known issues.


If you see the following:

authtoken.secret not found or readable in /var/lib/zerotier-one (try again as root)

Try re-issuing the command with sudo. If that doesn't work try using the interactive form sudo -i and then re-attempt:

user@host$ sudo -i
root@host# zerotier status
root@host# exit

On some Raspbian systems you may see the following:

ERROR: object '/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/' from \
/etc/ cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored.

This can safely be ignored. This is unrelated to the ZeroTier snap package. See this Snapcraft forum post for more context.

Special Thanks

Special thanks goes to the open source community for initially developing and maintaining this package.