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How To Set Up A Whitelist


A whitelist is very important if you are creating a private Minecraft server. This will only allow players that you add to the whitelist to connect to your server. Anyone else that tries to connect will not be allowed to access it keeping your server private and secure. This is great for safety because even though only you know the IP, sometimes friends will give it out to others who could potentially grief the server.

We always recommend that you add a whitelist to your Minecraft server. Here at Apex we give each of our users a unique IP, but there is not other protection than this. Whitelisting is the first line of defense to prevent unauthorized users from connecting to your server and potentially damaging your world. The quickest way to activate the whitelist is through the server console.

Setting Up Your Whitelist

  1. Access the server console of the respective server you want to enable the whitelist on.
  2. To activate the whitelist, enter in the following command: whitelist on
  3. Then enter in: whitelist add <player> replacing <player> with the player name you wish to add to the whitelist and thus access to the server.
  4. #In Game Admin Command
    /whitelist add AshKetchum
    
    #In Control Panel Console Command
    whitelist add AshKetchum
    



  5. Repeat step 3 until you have all the players you want added. You can review whose whitelisted by entering in: whitelist list
  6. #In Game Admin Command
    /whitelist list
    
    #In Control Panel Console Command
    whitelist list
    



  7. You can remove whitelisted players with: whitelist remove <player>
  8. #In Game Admin Command
    /whitelist remove AshKetchum
    
    #In Control Panel Console Command
    whitelist remove AshKetchum
    



  9. If you wish to temporarily open the server you can disable the whitelist with: whitelist off
  10. #In Game Admin Command
    /whitelist off
    
    #In Control Panel Console Command
    whitelist off
    

Once finished you get a green check indicating your all good and the servers up. From this point you simply need to open the respective launcher and connect to the server.

What You Need to Know About The Whitelist

  • Only OPs will be able to control the whitelist on the server.
  • Any OP will be able to connect to the server and will bypass the whitelist. You do not need to add OP’ed players to the whitelist.
  • If you are having trouble with the whitelist please make sure that you and your players are using the IP & PORT to connect to the server in the form IP:PORT.


Whitelist Commands For Your Minecraft Server:

#In Game Admin Command
/whitelist on
/whitelist off
/whitelist list
/whitelist add AshKetchum
/whitelist remove AshKetchum

#In Control Panel Console Command
whitelist on
whitelist off
whitelist list
whitelist add AshKetchum
whitelist remove AshKetchum