Quick Guide to Installing Bloodhound in Kali-Rolling


I have had a few people over the last couple of months asking me how to get Bloodhound up and running after I had sung its praise since seeing the “Six Degrees to Domain Admin” video from BSIDES Las Vegas. If you still haven’t seen the video I am referring to I suggest you take a peek before proceeding.

It really is such an awesome tool and I highly recommend it to not only info-sec professionals but to anyone who administrates an Active Directory environment.

The awesome news is that Bloodhound is now in the Kali Linux repository’s and is super easy to install and get up and running and I will show you how.


Ensure an up-to-date system.

Firstly, please ensure you’re running the latest and greatest by performing a dist-upgrade like so.

and then


Installing Bloodhound

You guessed it, simply run the following. Bloodhound depends on neo4j so that will be installed as well.


Change the Default Password for Neo4j

We really should change the default password for Neo4j, you know.. For reasons.

Let’s launch Neo4j

We now have a remote interface available at http://localhost:7474. Let’s head over there via a browser and change that default password. You will also see that it enabled Bolt on the localhost, we need this for later.

Login with the default credentials (below) you will then be asked to change the password :-

  • Username: neo4j
  • Password: neo4j

Go ahead and complete the password change and close the browser window.


Let the Hound See The Blood

Pop a new terminal window open and run the following command to launch Bloodhound, leave the Neo4j console running for obvious reasons.

As you can see, Bloodhound is now running and waiting for some user input. Earlier when launching Neo4j it also enabled Bolt on bolt:// You need to use this as your Database URL.

  • Database URL – bolt://
  • Username – neo4j
  • Password – your newly changed password

Hit login and you should be presented with the Bloodhound tool minus any data. You can now import your data and get analyzing.

Hopefully this was a nice and quick guide to help anyone out there having any issues getting up and running with the awesome tool that is Bloodhound.

I also want to take a moment to thank @_wald0@CptJesus, and @harmj0y for their continued hard work on this amazing project.

Cheers Guys!

James Smith

Security Researcher, Penetration Tester & Linux Advocate

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