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  1. #1
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    Kali 2020.1 - Root no access

    Hi,

    Kali 2020.1 installed and have set up my own under account during installation. I have since changed the root password but cannot seem to log in. I have checked the passwd file and it's set to bin/bash. The shadow file appears fine to and the account doesnt appear to be disabled.

    Everytime I log on I get the message "Sorry that didnt work".

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    Root Access still possible

    Quote Originally Posted by Maldop View Post
    Hi,

    Kali 2020.1 installed and have set up my own under account during installation. I have since changed the root password but cannot seem to log in. I have checked the passwd file and it's set to bin/bash. The shadow file appears fine to and the account doesnt appear to be disabled.

    Everytime I log on I get the message "Sorry that didnt work".

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
    Hope this information answers your question.

    https://www.kali.org/news/kali-default-non-root-user/

    Tools that we identify as needing root access, as well as common administrative functions such as starting/stopping services, will interactively ask for administrative privileges (at least when started from the Kali menu). If you really don?t care about security, and if you preferred the old model, you can install kali-grant-root and run dpkg-reconfigure kali-grant-root to configure password-less root rights.

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