How to Enable a Whitelist on a Rust Server
Last modified on Sep 2, 2022 in Rust
By Dalton Whalen
Rust is a very social game, with all servers being available to the community at all times. Whether someone joins through an IP or finds the server in the community list, there are times where you may prefer to keep the server private. With the Whitelist mod by Wulf, you can now adjust the server to only allow specific players to join and play. With Apex Hosting, enabling a whitelist on Rust is very easy, so today we’ll show you how to do it.
- Download the Whitelist Rust mod.
- Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
- Scroll down to “Enable uMod Support”, make sure it is checked, then press “Save”.
- Proceed to the “FTP File Access” on the left, then log in.
- Navigate to the “Oxide” folder, then the “Plugins” folder.
- Press ‘Upload’ in the top-left, then drag + drop the downloaded mod.
- Once at 100%, return to the main server page, then start the server.
Setting Up Whitelist:
The whitelist mod should now be loaded up on your server when it finishes the restart. Now you will need to add players to a whitelist.
- Access the Steam.io website, then search for a desired player to whitelist.
- Copy the SteamID64 number, then return to the Apex server panel.
- Access the “Console” tab on the left, then enter:
oxide.grant user SteamIDHere whitelist.allow
replacing the SteamIDHere with the SteamID64 number from earlier.
With that, your Rust server should now have the whitelist enabled, so only the approved players are able to join. By default, any player given admin through the Oxide commands are able to join even when unwhitelisted. If any unauthorized player tries to join, they will be kicked and told they need to be whitelisted. Whether you are using this to work on the server yourself, keeping it private for select people, or anything else, the Whitelist is a great way to achieve this.