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.
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.
Managing OP in the
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
server.properties 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
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.
Navigate to the "Players" page on the left-hand side of your Nodecraft Panel, then click on the "Manage Permissions" tab.
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!
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.
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|
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.
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
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.
To change it from the
server.properties 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
And that's it! You have OPs now!