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How to Set Admins on a Rust Server

Last modified on Jun 20, 2022 in Rust

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When owning a Rust server, adding admins is an important step for moderation. Whether to keep track or remove cheating players or simply configuring plugins using the in-game commands, having admin players is the best option to keep your Rust server in the best shape. With Apex Hosting, it is very easy to add admins, so today we will be showing you how to get started!

  1. Obtaining Steam ID:
  2. Navigate to the SteamID website.
  3. Enter the desired user’s Steam profile link.
    Rust admin steam ID
  4. Copy the steamID64 number from the page.

You are now ready to add the player as an admin!

Rust Admin Roles:

ownerid: Gives access to all commands, as well as adding or removing other admins.

moderatorid: Gives access to all commands, but cannot add or remove other admins.

Setting Admins

  1. Navigate to your Apex server panel.
  2. Access the console on the left-hand side.
  3. In the console box, enter [role] [64_bit_steam_id] [reason/user]
    Rust admin owner
    Replace the role with one of the aforementioned ones, enter the SteamID64 number, and select a reason or username.

    E.g. ownerid 76561198169700921 Daltondorf

  5. Enter the writecfg command into the console to save the changes
    If the player was on the server when adding admin access, the player must rejoin the server.


Removing Roles

To remove admins or moderators at any time, return to the console and execute the respective command similar to before:

removeowner [64_bit_steam_id]
removemoderator [64_bit_steam_id]

Following this, ensure you use the server.writecfg to save the changes and allow them to take effect in-game.


In the end, adding admins to a Rust server is a great option to ensure the server is constantly operating at its peak. You can also find a full list of Rust server commands here to see which can be used. To use any commands in-game, you can use F1 then enter any commands from the list. Whether configuring permissions, giving items, or activating in-game events, admin access has a lot of power, so use it wisely!

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