Kali Linux Default Username and Password

Kali Linux Default root Password is toor

Default root Password

During installation, Kali Linux allows users to configure a password for the root user. However, should you decide to boot the live image instead, the i386, amd64, VMWare and ARM images are configured with the default root password – “toor“, without the quotes.  So the username = root and password = toor.

Hope this helps.

26 Comments on Kali Linux Default Username and Password

  1. that one, you said that the default password was toor, but you didn’t give the user name. sir/madam/master please, if you have the solution in this problem booting live linux and asking a username and password would you please help us.

  2. you guys that keep repeating the username and password is root and toor
    are missing the point, that combination is not working for everyone because it does not work for me neither. I do not see how it can be entered any differently. there must be something else involved or another username password combination. Has anyone figured this out?

  3. As others have noted, the defaults don’t work for all live images. The problem is that there is no password set for root yet. Press ctrl+alt+f2 or whatever to switch to a console. You will already be logged in. Type “passwd” without quotes and hit enter. It will ask for a password. You have to enter it Again when prompted. That is all! Now press ctrl+alt+f1 to return to the graphical interfAce and login with username root. Password is whAtever you chose. Questions, email me at elektroman2008@gmail.com

  4. The following user name and password didn’t work for me too.
    username: root
    password: toor

    I also tried the following passwords too:
    Passowrds: root, admin, pass, passwd, password, Pa$$w0rd

    So disappointing.

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