If you were like me, using Kali 1.0.6 64bit VM, and tried to start beef-xss, you got a surprise.
I started it the new “normal” way:
Which then greeted me with no authentication area.
And apparently I’m not the only one with these issues: https://github.com/beefproject/beef/issues/988 and https://github.com/beefproject/beef/issues/979 and it should be fixed in the next kali: https://bugs.kali.org/view.php?id=1130
So how do we fix this? Well, the problem is that the /ui/web_ui_auth.js file is not created successfully (for whatever reason). The solution? Simply run beef from its home directory:
cd /usr/share/beef-xss/ ./beef -v
From there, you should be all set!