beef-xss missing authentication

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:

beef

Which then greeted me with no authentication area.

beef no authentication

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!

beef made auth

beef authentication

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