How to Add an Owner/Admin to an Unturned Server
By Dalton Whalen
When playing Unturned, you may develop the need to moderate your server and use commands while in-game. Luckily, Unturned provides the ability to add players as admins in order to achieve this goal. Once enabled, players will be able to use server commands to ban, kick, or modify the game if cheats are enabled. Adding a player as an admin on an Unturned server can be confusing if you are unfamiliar with the steps required, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the configuration process.
Locating the Player ID
- Navigate to the SteamID I/O site.
- Search for the Steam account of the desired player.
- Once your account is found, locate the
steamID64field and copy the ID.
Keep this ID nearby, as you will need it again shortly.
Adding an Owner
- Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
- Proceed to the
Config Fileson the left.
- Locate and open the
- On a blank line, add
SteamIDHerewith the SteamID64 from earlier.
Save, then restart when prompted.
Your server should now restart, giving the entered player admin commands on the server! If you wish to add any more admins to the server from in-game, you can use the /admin [SteamID64] command.
The commands still aren’t working:
There are many reasons why this may occur, however the first is to check the Commands.dat file and ensure that it is typed correctly with the correct SteamID64. Once you have confirmed or retyped it, save and restart the server once more to try again.
I can’t use commands like /give:
Some commands require server cheats to be enabled in order for it to work. This can be achieved by returning to the Config Files, then editing the Commands.dat file once more. On a blank line, add
Cheats Enabled. Once this is done, save, then restart the server.