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LocketteX Plugin

Last modified on Nov 23, 2022 in plugins

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Hosting Minecraft servers opens the doorway for potential issues, such as griefers and thieves. This can lead some owners to search for solutions, such as chest protection. This possible feature can prevent other players from stealing or destroying valuable items. Luckily, LocketteX has this exact functionality, made available to Paper, Spigot, and other Bukkit servers. Using this in-game is an easy task, as it only requires a sign to protect your chest. It’ll automatically assign the player to the container, rejecting anyone else attempting to access it. However, it’s possible to have multiple users on a protected chest. There are lots of settings to tweak, personalizing its features to your liking. Keeping this in mind, let’s learn how to install and use the LocketteX plugin on your Minecraft server in this Apex Hosting tutorial.


LocketteX released in 2019 on Spigot by Valentina_pro, which gathered over 19,000 downloads. Server owners can use this on Minecraft 1.12 to 1.19 versions, making it widely available. This is a popular chest protection plugin, offering a simplistic way to configure and claim them. There are hardly any commands to use, as the main functionality is controlled by signs. These are placed on chests and require specific formatting to initiate the protection feature. Additionally, there are settings to tweak that’ll support GriefPrevention and other plugins, such as economy-based ones.


  1. Navigate to LocketteX on Spigot and press Download Now.
    LocketteX Download
  2. Save this file somewhere easily accessible on your computer.
  3. Head towards your Apex server panel and near the top left, click FTP File Access.
    Minecraft FTP File Access

    Note: Make sure to use the correct server profile for this installation.

  4. Login with your password and continue into the plugins directory.
  5. In the top left corner, press Upload and drag the file into the respective area.
    LocketteX Installation
  6. Wait for this to reach 100%, then return to the main panel and Restart the server.
  7. Once it loads, join and execute the /plugins command to confirm LocketteX is working.
    Minecraft Plugins Command

    This should display the plugin in your list as green, meaning it’s enabled.


How to Use LocketteX

LocketteX Minecraft Plugin

Using LocketteX on your Minecraft server requires configuration before actual usage. This is due to the default settings possibly preventing protection on your world. Once everything is set and saved, you may start protecting your chests or other blocks if configured. It’s really simple compared to many other alternatives on Spigot, making this ideal for any type of Minecraft server. As one last note, there is hopper prevention to protect your chests from sneaky looters. With this said, let’s learn how to configure and use the LocketteX plugin.


Before using the plugin’s features, you must configure its file to make it work properly. In rare cases, this isn’t required if the world’s name was “world”. This is due to the default options from LocketteX, but if you have multiple maps, then it’ll be necessary to tweak the settings.

  1. Head towards the FTP File Access area from your server panel.
  2. Login with your password and enter in the plugins directory.
  3. Locate and enter the LocketteX folder, then press Edit to the right of the config.yml file.
    LocketteX Config.yml
  4. Inside of this file, change the enabled-worlds values to match your current one.
    LocketteX Enabled Worlds
  5. Additionally, edit the %owner%#%uuid% to %owner% at the bottom of the file.
    LocketteX Settings
  6. Proceed to tweak anything else you want, then press Save at the top.
  7. Return the main panel and Restart the server, or use /lockettex reload in-game.


Protecting Chests

  1. Join your Minecraft server and locate the desired chest to protect.
  2. Once found, craft a sign and shift + right-click the chest while holding it.
  3. Proceed to enter [Protect] or your custom sign-id-line value from the configuration file.
    LocketteX Sign
  4. After typing this on the first line, press Done at the bottom.
  5. Your chest is now protected, but you can confirm via the chat message.
    LocketteX Protection



By default, there shouldn’t be a need to set up permissions. However, if it’s required, then use a plugin like LuckPerms to manage them. Otherwise, become a server operator to use all commands. Review the list down below to learn what can be used in-game.

/lockettex reloadlockettex.adminReloads the configuration file into the server, applying recent changes.
/lockettex addlockettex.createAbility to add multiple players to a protected chest.
/lockettex removelockettex.createAbility to remove users from a protected container.
N/Alockettex.createAbility to create protect signs.


Common Issues

Plugin Isn’t Working
If LocketteX appears as red or doesn’t show after using /plugins in-game, then it’s disabled. You’ll want to double-check if your server’s version supports the plugin’s one. Remember, only Minecraft 1.12 to 1.19 can use this on servers. If this checks out, then it could be installed on the wrong server profile. This is when you have multiple instances of a server on a single panel, so make sure it’s uploaded in the right one.
Unable to Save File Changes
When accessing and editing the config.yml file, make sure to be following the setting formats. If you make and save an invalid option, then it’ll appear as if nothing happened. Once the issue is corrected, re-save the file and it should work as intended. However, in rare events the problem may arise from not reloading LocketteX or restarting the server. Make sure to be using the /lockettex reload command in-game or Restart from the main panel.

Useful Links

LocketteX on Spigot
How to Add Plugins to Minecraft Servers
How to Become a Server Operator

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