Setting up the root account on Kali 2020

Starting with Kali 2020.1, there is no longer a superuser account and the default user is now a standard, non-privileged user.  In Kali Linux 2020.1, both the default username and password are “kali


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If you would like to use root instead of the none superuser account kali, here are the instructions to do so:

Issue command “sudo su”

<Enter the password for kali user account>

Issue command “passwd root”

<Enter new password and retype that password>

At this point you can log-off and re log-in or you can just switch the user and log in as root.


Let me know if this helped you.


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