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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.