I'm new to SpiderFoot tool and I have Kali Linux on my system and want to use SpiderFoot that has installed by default, for the first time. But I get an error:

Warning: passwd file contains no passwords. Authentication disabled.
Please consider adding authentication to protect this instance!

I just read the part about security and authentication in SpiderFoot documentation.

SpiderFoot will require basic digest authentication if a file named passwd exists in $HOME/.spiderfoot/passwd. The format of the file is simple – just create an entry per account, in the format of: username:password

But I don't know exactly what to do now. please help me.

1 Answer 1


You've found the answer in the documentation. Create a new user for SpiderFoot by creating/opening the file ~/.spiderfoot/passwd and insert a username and password combination like so:


Then restart SpiderFoot and login with those credentials

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy