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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.
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.
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.