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How to Set Admins on a 7-Days to Die Server

Last modified on Sep 2, 2022 in 7 Days to Die

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In the dangerous world of 7 Days to Die, many situations can arise which require the assistance of admin commands. When a player is set as an admin, they receive access to a variety of server commands. This can be useful for moderating the server and removing troublesome players or changing the world itself. Whether you give players items, adjust the weather, spawn creatures in, or more, this can all be achieved with admin access. When using Apex Hosting, our console tab provides easy modification of admins, so we have created this tutorial to guide you through these steps.

Locating a Steam ID Number

  1. Navigate to the SteamID I/O website.
  2. Using the text field, search for the desired Steam user.
    7 Days to Die Admin Steam Username
  3. Once a user is found, ensure the entered information appears correct.
  4. Locate the steamID64 section, then copy the full text string.
    7 Days to Die Admin SteamID64

You are now ready to proceed with setting the desired player as an admin!

How to Set Admins With ID

  1. Ensure the player is connected to your 7-Days to Die server.
  2. Navigate to the Apex Server Panel, then log in.
  3. In the left-hand menu, locate and select the Console option.
    7 Days to Die Admin Console
  4. Enter the following information into the text field:
  5. admin add Steam_[SteamID] 0
  6. Replace [SteamID] with the SteamID64 copied earlier.
    7 Days to Die Admin Command ID
  7. Submit the command to set the player as an admin.


How to Set Admins With Username

In some situations, using a SteamID may not work when adding an admin. In this situation, using the player’s username will work instead.

  1. Make sure the player has joined your 7-Days to Die Server.
  2. Navigate to the Apex Panel, then enter your server.
  3. Enter the Console from the left-hand menu.
  4. In the text field, enter the following:
  5. admin add [Username] 0
  6. Replace [Username] with the desired player name.
    7 Days to Die Admin Command Name
  7. Submit the command for the change to take effect.


Using Commands In-Game

7 Days to Die Admin In-Game Console

Once admin access is achieved, the in-game console can be used with the F1 key by default. This will open up a large menu on the top of the screen, allowing commands to be entered in the lower section.

7 Days to Die Admin Entering Command

Simply enter a command and its parameters, then press Enter to submit the command. If successful, a message with this information will appear in the console itself.

Notable Commands

Below are some of the best commands that may be beneficial. For a full list of commands, consider visiting the 7 Days to Die wiki.

giveself [Item ID] - Give yourself an item.
buff [Buff ID] - Give a buff to your character.
debuff [Buff ID] - Remove a buff from a player.
giveselfxp [Amount] - Give the desired amount of XP.
kick [Steam ID / PlayerName] [Reason] - Kick a specific player.
kickall [Reason] - Kick all players from the server.
ban [Add/Remove] [Steam ID / Playername] [Duration + Unit] [Reason] - Ban a player.
say [Message] - Broadcast a message to all active players.
saveworld - Saves the world in its current state.



After that, you now know how to set admins on a 7-Days to Die server and get started with server commands. Whether you use these to use the cheat commands or just to moderate, having this power is extremely beneficial. With so much power, it is important to only provide admin usage to players that you completely trust. If at any point you feel you need to remove an admin, this is simply done by using admin remove username, completely revoking their access. You can now make use of this newfound information and continue exploring the zombie-infested world of 7-Days to Die!

Helpful Links

7 Days to Die Command Wiki
SteamID I/O

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