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Become admin on a Nodecraft Rust server

This article will show you how you can become an admin on your Rust server hosted with us here at Nodecraft. This will grant that player powers to issue commands in-game, such as banning, muting, kicking players, and more. You can check out this wiki for a list of the various commands you will be able to do:

Install and Setup an RCON tool

Firstly, you will need to install an RCON program on your PC. We recommend RustAdmin for its ease of use. We have an entire guide on how to install and set this up, which can be found here:

Adding Admins to your Rust server

These are the currently available roles within Rust. Both are given access to all admin commands, but there's a slight difference between the two roles.

  • ownerid - Can add and remove other admins.

  • moderatorid - Can NOT add or remove other admin.

To add yourself in as the ownerid, in the Console tab of your RustAdmin enter the following commands:

These are three entirely separate commands, that need to be entered individually into your RCON, and then executed.

ownerid STEAM64ID "playername"

On the second command, you must replace STEAM64ID with a valid Steam64ID (such as 76561198047699606) which you can obtain using the following website:

To add moderators, you just need to change the 2nd command to:

moderatorid STEAM64ID "playername"

These commands basically write to the users.cfg file on your server found in the path: /server/default/cfg


If you add yourself to admin while on the server, you must re-log onto the server to access admin.

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