how to get root access in kali linux 2020

Hi, In this blog i will be show you how to change root username in kali linux .Beginning with Kali 2020.1, the superuser account no longer exists, and the default user is now a standard, non-privileged user. If you would like to use root instead of the none superuser account on Kali Linux, here are the commands&instructions: Root login file is already made in kali linux. Now, we are just change password of kali linux 2020.2. (kali linux root password)

Kali linux Default 

The default user in Backtrack is the root. and after the Backtrack name changed into Kali Linux policy. Remain the same default name is the root where user login with root by default. But now Kali changes their policy and come to traditional default non-root user .model and introduced in the latest version of Kali Linux 2020.1. The live mode of Kali Linux will be running as a user kali password kali. No more root/toor. While we install the Kali Linux at that time we will create a non-root user .That will have administrative privileges ,(due to its addition to the sudo group). This is the same process as other Linux distros have.

kali linux root password

We know that Kali Linux 2020.2 by default we login as non-root users. and there we have to set the root password by our self. The first time we don’t know the root password so we can not login directly. that why we have to login as non-user which is created while we install Kali Linux 2020.2

Now, first of all, you have to open the terminal and type command sudo -i

Issue command “sudo -i”


Now type this command and hit enter ,see in picture this time i am login with raj user. when,I am entering my raj username password,then we are switch root user see

<Enter the password for kali user account>

Set the Kali Linux root password

Now you have verified the current login user. in the terminal is root so you have to type passwd command and hit enter, it is asking for a password so you have to enter the password. and then verify the password, and that it, you have set the root password using the terminal.

Issue command “passwd root”

<Enter the new password and retype that password again>

now your successfully change root password.Now login with your root password. Please comment if any problem.

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