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Thread: Default Username and Pass in Kali live 2020.2

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    Post Default Username and Pass in Kali live 2020.2

    Hey Guys..
    I just downloaded Kali Live 2020.2 And installed it in a USB. I booted Live from it but Everytime i use the Live i get a login screen in front of me. I am not able to login using any of the mentioned combinations below. Please look into it and help me guys please...
    I tried; Kali Kali, kali kali, root root, root toor, kali <blank>,root <blank>.
    None of these worked please help!!!

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    Please try
    Username root
    password kali

    Make sure you have not CAPS LOCK on.

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    there are articles, the root user is no longer available as standard setting
    during the installation you create a user with a given password.

    if you want to execute commands with root rights you have to use the sudo command.

    if you really want the root user and want to login with / as root:

    at first set the password for root:

    sudo passwd root

    You will be asked for your User password (that You have given during the installation process)
    than you will be asked to set the password for root - and confirm that password

    next step is to install the root login:

    sudo apt install kali-root-login

    for most work you do not need the root user, everything you need you can do with your standard user,
    but for some work, the root user is better .
    my experience - installing a printer (hp-setup) does not work proper by using sudo
    under the user root it works fine

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    In my distro (2020.2) i use:
    Username: kali
    Password: kali

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    I just tried to started the live image 2020.2, but it has no user "kali" and no known password works neither for "root" nor "kali".

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    So I'm running 2020.3 and I've tried "kali" and "kali" without quotes for username and password and I got nothing I don't have a clue at this point I've also tried "root" and "toor"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri1979 View Post
    So I'm running 2020.3 and I've tried "kali" and "kali" without quotes for username and password and I got nothing I don't have a clue at this point I've also tried "root" and "toor"
    I had same problem and this tutorial helped me:

    https://linuxhint.com/reset_password_kali_linux_2020/

    After set new password use root as username

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