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How to Add an Owner/Admin to an Unturned Server

Last modified on May 13, 2022 in unturned

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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

  1. Navigate to the SteamID I/O site.
  2. Search for the Steam account of the desired player.
  3. Once your account is found, locate the steamID64 field and copy the ID.
    Unturned Admin ID

Keep this ID nearby, as you will need it again shortly.

Adding an Owner

  1. Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. Proceed to the Config Files on the left.
  3. Locate and open the Commands.dat file.
    Unturned Admin Config Files
  4. On a blank line, add owner SteamIDHere.
  5. Replace SteamIDHere with the SteamID64 from earlier.
    Unturned Admin Commands Dat
  6. Press 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.

Common Issues

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.

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