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.

In Kali Linux 2020.1, both the default user and password will be “kali


username: kali

password: kali

Kali Linux invalid password root toor for version 2020.1

More information here.

Hope this helps.

51 replies
    NEED HELP says:

    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. helpless begginer
    helpless begginer says:

    it did not worked . i think because of wrong user name.so plz help me by postig username

  3. Savvas Aslanidis
    Savvas Aslanidis says:

    Downloaded from site, installed and inserted info above. Doesn’t work, i can’t login. FALSE INFO GIVEN BY KELLEP

  4. Stardog5555
    Stardog5555 says:

    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?

  5. ELektroman
    ELektroman says:

    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

  6. Chang Broot
    Chang Broot says:

    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.

  7. Mark
    Mark says:

    If the Kali image came from osboxes.org and it’s v2019.3 then the li/pw is root/osboxes.org I believe most of the osboxes.org Kali logins are the same.

  8. francois
    francois says:

    root toor wasn’t worked for me neither
    after lot of time loosed, i saw in the settings of Kali VM the tab “General” > “Description” :
    Username: kali
    Password : kali
    Maybe you will find the same info on yours

  9. Satya
    Satya says:

    Kali linux after Jan2020 gives only normal user access with user name kali and password kali.. in order to enable root you need to run below mentioned command (With out quotes)
    “sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y kali-grant-root” and after succesfull update run the command sudo passwd root and set your password..


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