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Installing Browser Based Kali Linux from Azure Marketplace

This section describes how to launch and connect to Browser Based Kali GUI Linux from Azure Marketplace.

  1. Open Browser based Kali GUI Linux VM listing on Azure Marketplace


  1. Click on Get It Now
  • Select a Resource group for your virtual machine
  • Select a Region where you want to launch the VM(such as East US)


  • Make sure to use Security Type as Standard .


  • Optionally change the number of cores and amount of memory.

Select the Authentication type as Password and enter Username as ubuntu and Password of your choice.


  • Optionally change the OS disk type.


  • Optionally change the network and subnetwork names. Be sure that whichever network you specify has “ports 22 (for ssh) and 443 (for HTTPS)” exposed.



  • Optionally go to the Management, Advanced and Tags tabs for any advance settings you want for the VM.
  • Click on Review + create and then click on Create when you are done.
    Virtual Machine will begin deploying.
  1. A summary page displays when the virtual machine is successfully created. Click on Go to resource link to go to the resource page. It will open an overview page of virtual machine.


  1. To access the Kali Linux GUI via browser, Copy the Public IP address of the VM from the VM’s overview page and enter the address as https://vm_public_ip/vnc.html in the browser. Hit enter.

Note: Please use https and not http in the URL when accessing Kali Linux GUI, e.g. https ://


  1. While accessing GUI via browser, ssl certification warning will be shown. Click on Advanced and then select Accept the risk and Continue


  1. After accepting the ssl certification warning it will show you the below screen. Please click on Connect button.


  1. Now you are connected to out of box Kali GUI Linux environment via Browser.

Note: If your Kali Linux GUI environment is not comming or you are getting timeout error in browser then please follow from Step 11 onwards to restart the kali-linux container from terminal.


  1. After your first login, Open terminal and run below command to change the root user password.
x11vnc -storepasswd


  1. Once the passwd is set, reboot the vm and re-login with root user and new password. - /img/gcp/kali-in-browser/passwd.png

  2. Now your are connected to out of box Kali GUI Linux via browser which comes with preinstalled kali tools and apps. /img/gcp/kali-in-browser/applications.png

  3. To connect to the VM via SSH, Open putty, paste the Public IP address and click on Open.


  1. login as ubuntu and provide the password for ‘ubuntu’ user


  • To connect to Kali command line, run below command
  sudo docker exec -it kali-linux /bin/bash


  • If above command returns “Error response from daemon:” error or if you see docker command not found error as shown below then wait for few minutes and run below commands to start the kali container then run above command again.


sudo docker start kali-linux
sudo docker exec kali-linux /entrypoint.sh &



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