This article was created to help you understand and manage permissions on your Minecraft server.


🌲 Vanilla Servers 🌲

Most of the existing commands require you to be a server operator to use them!

If you have no idea what a server operator means, read our article How to: OP Yourself on Your Minecraft Server.

Nearly all existing commands can be used in the Multicraft console as many times as they do not require you to be logged in the server. For example, the /sethome command is working just in-game because the server needs your actual player location to set your home there (the x, y, z coordinates). Just remember that is not necessary to use slash / at the beginning of the command if you use it into your Multicraft console.


🔌 Plugins Servers (CraftBukkit, Spigot and Paper) 🔌

For server types like CraftBukkit, Spigot and PaperSpigot you still need to be a server operator to use commands on the server but this changes when you install a Permission Plugin which will provide more features.

If you want to give certain permissions to a specific user or let players use commands without them being a server operator, you need to use a permission plugin like PermissionsEx or LuckPerms:

- PermissionsEx Installation
- LuckPerms Installation


🔩 Modded Servers (Forge) 🔩

For modded servers, by default, you still need to be a server operator to use commands, but this can change, you have ways to manage the permissions.

For Forge server, depending on the version, you are able to use different methods to manage permissions:

For 1.5.2 Forge servers you can set up Voltz MCPC+ which will allow you to use Bukkit plugins and mods at the same time, so you will be able to install a permissions plugin and manage the permissions as for a plugins server.


For 1.6.4 Forge servers you can set up Cauldron which will let you use Bukkit plugins and mods at the same time, so you will be able to install a permissions plugin and manage the permissions as for a plugins server.

- How to Set Up a Cauldron 1.6.4 Server


For 1.7.10 Forge server the most stable is Thermos, which again provides the possibility to use Bukkit plugins and mods at the same time, so you will be able to install a permissions plugin and manage the permissions as for a plugins server.

- How to Set Up a Thermos 1.7.10 Server


For 1.10.2 Forge servers we suggest you use SpongeForge, which adds the possibility to use just Sponge plugins into your modded server. Then you can add the Sponge edition of LuckPerms and manage your permissions.

- SpongeForge Installation
- LuckPerms, the Sponge Edition


For 1.12.2 Forge server you can use SpongeForge, which provides a version for 1.12.2 also, Magma, or Mohist which offers both the possibility to use Bukkit plugins and mods at the same time, so you will be able to install a permissions plugin and manage the permissions as for a plugins server.

- Magma Installation
- Mohist Installation
- SpongeForge: Modded servers with Sponge Plugins


For Forge servers above 1.12.2 (1.14.4, 1.15.2, 1.16.2) there is no mod or server type that provides a stable way to manage your permissions.


⚠ NOTE ⚠: For 1.7.10, 1.10.2 and 1.12.2 Forge version you can also use the mod called ForgeEssentials, but it is not easy to use and also it may experience issues so we suggest you stick with the ones mentioned above.

- ForgeEssentials


📱 Bedrock Editions 📱

Depending on which of our Bedrock Editions are you running you are able to manage your permissions on your server.


Bedrock Dedicated

Most of the existing commands require you to be a server operator to use them. There isn't any way to manage your permissions more than that on a Bedrock Dedicated server.

If you have no idea what a server operator means, read our article How to: OP Yourself on Your Bedrock Server.


PocketMine

On PocketMine servers, by default, you still need to be a server operator to use commands, but you are also able to use plugins with this server type.

Setting up the PurePerms plugin into your server will allow you to manage your permissions much better on your server, gaining the opportunity to create groups, give them specific permissions and add players to them. Here is our guide for setting up PurePerms into your PocketMine server.


Nukkit

On Nukkit servers, by default, you still need to be a server operator to use commands, but you are also able to use plugins with this server type.

Setting up the LuckPerms plugin into your server will allow you to manage your permissions much better on your server, gaining the opportunity to create groups, give them specific permissions and add players to them. Here is our guide for setting up LuckPerms.

⚠ NOTE ⚠: Here you can find the LuckPerms edition for Nukkit.


We also provide the Permissions Setup and Support addon which is a one time addon. With it we will configure up to 6 groups and a maximum of 50 permission nodes for you for only $15. You can find more details about it here.


Useful links:

- Minecraft Commands and Permissions (Bukkit Gamepedia)
- How to install plugins
- How to install mods
- Vanilla Commands


If you find any issues setting up Permissions into your server please feel free to contact us via live chat or via the ticket system here.
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