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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Root credentials for Latest Kali Linux [ver 2020.1 & later]

August 06, 2020 Posted by jaacostan , ,
Kali had changed to a non-root user policy by default since the release of 2020.1.Which means, the old  root/toor credentials won't work by default.
When some one login to the Kali linux using the new default credentials kali/kali , they wont be having the root privileges. Even unable to view the IP Address using the ifconfig command.

kali linux command not found

So the command not found, due to the lack of privileges.

kali linux sudo root

To solve this, you can run the command in sudo.
#sudo ifconfig will give you the result. But executing all commands with sudo is bit inconvenience.
So let''s activate the root user.
#sudo su
and then reset the password using #passwd root
Enter your new password for the root user.
Restart Kali or switch user, and then login with root and the new password that you've set.

activate kali linux root user