How to Become Admin and Enter Commands on Your Project Zomboid Dedicated Server
There are two different ways you can easily use admin commands on your server. You can directly enter commands in your server console or you can create an admin character in game. This guide will explain how to set up both for your dedicated server.
Setting Up the Nodepanel Console
When you first deploy a new Project Zomboid instance and start the server immediately you may see the following message in your server console.
Either enter an admin password in the console and then enter it once more to confirm, or stop the server and enter an Admin Password in your Game Settings tab.
Once the server is green and fully online you’ll be able to enter any available commands. For a list of commands that can be used type
help in the console.
Creating an Admin Character
While the server console will give you some measure of control, it is better for some commands to be used in game. First, create a character and join your server.
Change Your Character’s Access
Once you have joined you can immediately set your characters admin level by entering the following command in your server console with your character’s Account Username.
setaccesslevel Account_Username admin
You will immediately notice a change in game with a new title being added to your character.
Entering Commands and the Admin UI
In game, all commands are entered through the chat box on the bottom left-hand side usually with a
/ beforehand. Type
/help to get the list of commands.
You will also see a new button in your bar on the left-hand side giving you more info about your server.
Different Admin Access Levels
setaccesslevel used earlier also has other administrative titles that can be given to set up a hierarchy of access levels. In order of the most administrative powers you have:
For more information on the specific differences between the roles and to discuss these levels we recommend checking out The Indie Stone’s pinned post on their forum.