What do I do if I forgot my Kali Linux username?
- Reboot your Kali Linux system into the GRUB boot menu.
- Once you entered the GRUB menu edit mode you will be presented with the following window.
- Check RW permissions on root partition.
- At this point we are ready to reset the root user password.
- Reboot Kali.
What is my Kali username? Any default operating system credentials used during Live Boot, or pre-created image (like Virtual Machines & ARM) will be: User: kali. Password: kali.
How do I recover my username and password?
What is Kali Linux default 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.