How to add, edit or remove admins on your Rust server

The admin role allows you to use special actions that normal players can not use.

By adding the admin role to a player, you allow him to give objects, kick or ban other players, as well as modify the server settings via the Rust console. Unlike moderators, admins can also add, edit, or delete other admins or moderators. That's why it's important to add yourself as an admin on your server.

This article will show you how to add, edit, or delete the admin role to a player.

Each step is described in two forms, the first is the use of our custom admin panel, the second is the classic administration of a Rust server. If you like our admin panel, come and try for free our Rust Server Hosting.

Add an admin

With AwesomeServers

In the Settings menu click on Admins & Moderators. This page shows the admins and moderators currently configured on your server. During your first visit, this list will be empty.

Click Add to add a new admin. A new line is added to the table.

  • The field Type defines whether it is an admin (Ownerid) or a moderator (Moderatorid), it is mandatory.

  • The field Steam ID 64 bit represents the Steam ID of the player you wish to add, it is mandatory.

  • The field Optional Username corresponds to the nickname of the admin, this field is optional it is there to help you to identify your admins more easily.

  • The field Optional Reason is an optional field that allows you to add additional information.

To add an admin, please select Ownerid as Type. Then enter the 64-bits SteamID of the admin.

To find this value, you can use the SteamID Converter button located at the top right of the page. This module converts steam profile URLs, as well as other SteamID formats, to 64-bits SteamID.

You can then add values ​​in the optional fields if you wish.

Once you have completed the line, click Save. The addition is sent to your Rust server, once the addition is made, a notification appears to confirm.

Note: If your server is running, the change is applied directly, the new admin simply needs to reconnect to the server to benefit from its new rights.

Without AwesomeServers

To add an admin you can use the RCON connection to your server or directly modify the users.cfg file via an FTP connection. If you are a customer at AwesomeServers, see the previous section for a simpler method.

RCON

First of all please get the Steam ID 64 bit of the person you want to add as an admin. For this you can use a tool like our SteamID converter.

Connect to RCON to your server. Enter the following command:

ownerid STEAMID64 "optional username" "optional reason"

  • ownerid indicates the addition of an admin

  • STEAMID64 must be replaced by the value previously retrieved

  • "optional username" optional field to indicate the username of the admin. Characters " are required to execute the command.

  • "optional reason" optional field to describe the admin. Characters " are required to execute the command.

Then enter the following command to save the addition:

server.writecfg

The affected person must reconnect to the server to receive his new rights.

Users.cfg file

First of all please get the Steam ID 64 bit of the person you want to add as an admin. For this you can use a tool like our SteamID convertor.

Connect via FTP (or SFTP or FTPS) to your server. Browse your server folders to find the cfg folder.

Edit the users.cfg file in this folder. In this file, each line represents an admin or a moderator. They are in the format:

type STEAMID64 "optional username" "optional reason"

  • The field Type defines whether it is an admin (ownerid) or a moderator (moderatorid), it is mandatory.

  • The field STEAMID64 represents the Steam ID of the admin, it is mandatory.

  • The field "optional username" corresponds to the username of the admin, this field is optional it is there to help you to identify your admins more easily. Characters " are needed.

  • The field "optional reason" is an optional field that allows you to add additional information. Characters " are needed.

To add an admin just add a new line to the file using the ownerid type. Example:

ownerid 76561197960287930 "Gaben" "Half life 3"

You can then save the file and restart your server.

Edit an admin

With AwesomeServers

In the Settings menu, select Admins & Moderators. This page shows the admins and moderators currently configured on your server. During your first visit, this list will be empty.

To edit an admin, locate the line you want to edit using the Steam ID 64-bits field. If necessary, you can use the SteamID Converter button located at the top right of the page. This module converts steam profile URLs, as well as other SteamID formats, to 64-bits SteamID.

Once the line is found, make the necessary changes. Then click Save. The change is sent to your Rust server, once the change is made, a notification appears to confirm.

Note: If your server is running, the change is applied directly, the new admin simply needs to reconnect to the server to benefit from its new rights.

Without AwesomeServers

To edit an admin you can use a FTP connection. If you are a customer at AwesomeServers, see the previous section for a simpler method.

Users.cfg file

First of all please get the Steam ID 64 bit from the person whose you want to change admin data. For this you can use a tool like our SteamID convertor.

Connect in FTP (or SFTP or FTPS) to your server. Browse your server folders to find the cfg folder.

Edit the users.cfg file in this folder. In this file, each line represents an admin or a moderator. They are in the format:

type STEAMID64 "optional username" "optional reason"

  • The field Type defines whether it is an admin (ownerid) or a moderator (moderatorid), it is mandatory.

  • The field STEAMID64 represents the Steam ID of the admin, it is mandatory.

  • The field "optional username" corresponds to the username of the admin, this field is optional it is there to help you to identify your admins more easily. Characters " are needed.

  • The field "optional reason" is an optional field that allows you to add additional information. Characters " are needed.

To modify an admin, you only need to identify the line containing the Steam ID 64 bits that you have retrieved previously.

You can change the line as needed and then save the file and restart your server.

Delete an admin

With AwesomeServers

In the Settings menu, select the Admins & Moderators. This page shows the admins and moderators currently configured on your server. During your first visit, this list will be empty.

To remove an admin, locate the line you wish to remove using the Steam ID 64-bits field. If necessary, you can use the SteamID Converter button located at the top right of the page. This module converts steam profile URLs, as well as other SteamID formats, to 64-bit SteamID.

Once you have located the line, click on in the Actions column. Once the line has been deleted, click Save. The change is sent to your Rust server, once the change is made, a notification appears to confirm.

Note: If your server is running, the change is applied directly, but you must wait until the person whose rights has been deleted to disconnects from the server.

Without AwesomeServers

To delete an admin, you can use the RCON connection to your server or directly modify the users.cfg file via an FTP connection. If you are a customer at AwesomeServers, see the previous section for a simpler method.

RCON

First, please get the Steam ID 64 bits from the person whose you want to remove admin rights. For this you can use a tool like our SteamID convertor.

Connect to RCON to your server. Enter the following command:

removeowner STEAMID64

  • removeowner indicates the removal of an admin

  • STEAMID64 must be replaced by the value previously retrieved

Then enter the following command to save the deletion:

server.writecfg

However, the person concerned must disconnect from the server to be denied his rights.

Users.cfg file

First of all please get the Steam ID 64 bits from the person whose you want to remove admin rights. For this you can use a tool like our SteamID convertor.

Connect in FTP (or SFTP or FTPS) to your server. Browse your server folders to find the cfg folder.

Edit the users.cfg file in this folder. In this file, each line represents an admin or a moderator. They are in the format:

type STEAMID64 "optional username" "optional reason"

  • The field Type defines whether it is an admin (ownerid) or a moderator (moderatorid), it is mandatory.

  • The field STEAMID64 represents the Steam ID of the player you wish to remove, it is mandatory.

  • The field "optional username" corresponds to the pseudo of the admin, this field is optional it is there to help you to identify your admins more easily. Characters " are needed.

  • The field "optional reason" is an optional field that allows you to add additional information. Characters " are needed.

To delete an admin simply identify the line of the file that uses the previously retrieved value.

You can now delete that line then save the file and restart your server.