When I installed OpenVAS, I was prompted for a password, however the prompt errored out. I have installed OpenVAS and it is working properly, however I cant get in as admin (I created a new user and that works fine).

I've tried googling how to reset admin password, recover admin password, change the access of a user to admin, but to no avail.

Greenbone Security Assistant is version 4.0. OpenVAS is version 6 I believe (I just installed it today)

Host OS is Kali Linux.


You can create a new administrative account with :

openvasad -c add_user -u your_new_login_here -r Admin

Then use this account to change the default admin's password.


Try this:

openvasmd --user=admin --new-password=new_password
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    This should be the accepted answer – Abdul Rauf Jan 5 '16 at 17:38

To change the web login :

openvasmd --create-user NEWUSER

It will automatically generate a password for the new user.

Use this new account to modify the admin password.

To remove the 'junk / false' account just enter

 openvasmd --delete-user=NEWUSER

or do so in the WebUI.


In Linux Mint you simply run "sudo /usr/sbin/openvas-adduser" and follow the prompts. A blank rule set

protected by Michael Hampton Aug 12 '16 at 6:23

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