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Adding Admins to Your Valheim Server

Last updated: 02/19/21
written by  Nodecraft Staff

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

Adding Admins

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. One 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 Console

You 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

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 NodePanel

The adminlist.txt's contents for a Valheim server in NodePanel

Don't forget to Save your changes, and then Restart your server.

You can also use a tool such as SteamID.net to lookup and find these Steam64IDs.

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.

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
lodbias [number] Set distance lod bias. If empty shows actual lodbias. By default 1.5
info Print system info
save Issues a world save

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