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Adding Admins to Your Valheim Server

This article will guide you through the process of adding admins to your Valheim server.

Adding Admins

Find their Steam64 ID number

First, you must find the player ID of the player you want to admin. These are in the common Steam64ID format, and there are a few places where you can easily find this.

The one we recommend the most is using a tool such as to lookup and find these Steam64IDs.

Another will be in your server's Console - when a player joins the server, you will see two lines that will provide their ID.

Finding the Player Id for a Valheim server in the NodePanel ConsoleYou can also get their ID in-game by pressing the F2 key on your keyboard. In the lower section "Players", you will see their in-game name and their player ID, which we have crossed out in the screenshot.

Valheim's in-game GUI to get a Player ID number

Adding to the adminlist.txt file

Now you need to add that number to the adminlist.txt file located in /.config/unity3d/IronGate/Valheim in the "File Manager" section in your Nodepanel.

The adminlist.txt file location for a Valheim server in NodePanelThe adminlist.txt's contents for a Valheim server in NodePanelDon't forget to Save your changes, and then Restart your server.

Add the -console startup argument to your client

In order to use the admin menu in-game, you'll need to add a startup argument to your client.

In your Steam Library, right click on Valheim, and select Properties.

Then in the General tab, enter -console into the Launch Options field and then close it.

Entering the -console startup argument to the Valheim Steam clientBe sure to Restart your game client if you haven't already.

Admin Commands

Now you'll be able to use commands in-game! To bring up the in-game console, press the F5 key on your keyboard.

While not all the commands can be used, here are some useful ones:

Command Description
help Lists all the commands you can use
kick [name/ip/userID] Kick the user
ban [name/ip/userID] Ban the user
unban [ip/userID] Unban the user
banned Shows a list of banned users
ping Send a ping to the server to get your latency
save Issues a world save
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