How to make Admins and Moderators on your Rust Server Print

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 The following basic guide will show you how to assign yourself and others admin\moderator permissions.
Rust Websocket Rcon:
To define someone as an admin in the modern iteration of the game, you normally need to either be on the same machine as it, or use the web-based Rcon option.

One such example would be the Rcon:IO tool we've made standard issue for services now, all you need to do is go to your commandline, and make sure it has +rcon.web 1 in there.


Once you've gotten that set, use the Rcon:IO button to get to the login page once your server has started.

Rcon:IO Login Page:

After you've logged in, you should see a screen with a console and some other stuff.


Now that you've managed a proper Rcon connection, time to add admins and moderators.

Run a steam-lookup for yourself and your admins to get your SteamID so you have the info on-hand for the next step.


Next on the agenda is to fire off commands and assign ranks, like I've shown below:

moderatorid 76561197960279927 "garry" <-- Moderators


ownerid 76561197960279927 "garry"  <-- Admins

writecfg <-- Saves the changes to the configs

Where the number is the 64bit steamid of the person you want to add, and the name is the name of the user.
The name is only used for your reference - it can be anything you want.
You can generate your Steamid 64bit code using this website, simply enter your steam account username, community id, steamid etc:
People added using ownerid will be able to define other moderators and owners. That's the only difference between the two right now.
Next time you join the server you will see that you have been made an admin, and you can send console commands to the server (F1) just like you were sitting at the console.
You will also be able to use admin commands (like inventory.give).
You will find as admin that by default you get some special abilities.. like instant/free craft.
At the moment these things are mandatory - but we will endeavour to make them optional in the future.
Note: Your users are stored in <identity>/cfg/users.cfg

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