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How to Setup OP (admin) on Your Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Server

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition provides a built-in system to set players as administrators of the server. Mojang has chosen the term OP (operator) for theirs.

Enable Cheats

An easy step to miss is making sure your server is enabled to use the special in-game commands Operators (OP's) will use, so let's take care of that first.

Managing OP in the Nodecraft panel

You'll want to navigate to the "Game Settings" page on the left-hand side, and "Gamemode" tab near the top. Check the box on the "Allow Cheats" setting.

Nodepanel Game Settings page for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

Managing OP in the file

If you don't have access to the "Game Settings" page, or you simply prefer to set OPs manually, you can enable cheats in your file. This can be found on the "File Manager" page and will be in the main directory. In the file, locate to allow-cheats and set it to true. contents for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

Managing OP Players

You can give players OP status through three methods: in the Nodecraft Panel, Console Commands, or in-game with commands from a player who is already OP'd.

Nodecraft panel

Navigate to the "Players" page on the left-hand side of your Nodecraft Panel, then click on the "Manage Permissions" tab.

Nodecraft's Control Panel for adding OP players to your Minecraft: Bedrock Edition server

Next, you'll want to use the search bar to lookup the names of the players you want to add to the server, and assign them Operator status via the dropdown menu. Don't forget to press the Save button and Restart your server afterward!

Adding a player as OP in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition in the Nodecraft control panel

Assigning OP in the console or with in-game commands

Using the command /op you can assign or remove ops.

/op <player: target> to add one or several players as OP status

/deop <player: target> to remove one or several players from OP status

When using the web-based console, such as the one on the Nodecraft panel, be sure to drop the / from the start of the command.

Entering the OP command in the Nodepanel Console for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

Permission Levels

There are three different permission levels for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition that allow you to give some control over what they are able to do on your server.

Level Highest Level of Access
Visitor Cannot build or craft
Member Default
Operator Admin

permissions.json file

If you wish, you can also add, remove, and edit what level of control players have on your server in the permissions.json file in your File Manager.

Each player will have three pieces of information: their name, xuid, and permission level.

Nodepanel's File Manager for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Contents of the permission.json file for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

Changing the default permission level when players first join your server

Another great way to customize permissions on your server, is changing what permission level players have when they first join your server. You can do so in either the Nodecraft panel or in the file.

To change it from the Nodecraft panel, navigate to the "Game Settings" page on the left side, then click on the "Player Settings' tab. Please note, if you haven't set any OPs yet, this option will not show up.

Default Permission setting in Nodepanel for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

To change it from the file, navigate to the "File Manager" page on the left side, then click on the square checkbox next to the file and press the "edit" button that appears. Add the permission level you want to default-player-permission-level.

Contents of the file for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

And that's it! You have OPs now!

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