Making yourself an admin on your Rust server will allow you to give yourself any item in the game and will grant you access to all in-game commands such as ban, kick, mute, godmode or noclip. It will also give you a green name in the in-game chat.
Check the Rust Wiki for all the commands.
There are two admin roles that you can use.
- OWNER – Has access to all server commands and can add or remove other admins.
- MODERATOR – Has access to all server commands but can’t add or remove other admins.
Making yourself an admin
First of all, you will need to get your steam64 id. You can find it here. Secondly, navigate to your server console and use the following command. Make sure your server is running.
“OWNERID STEAM64ID PLAYERNAME“
The “PLAYERNAME” doesn’t have to be the same as your in-game nickname. It’s just for you to know whose that 64ID is. Examples:
This command would give the player admin role on your Rust server.
This command would give the player moderator role on your Rust server.
If you are already connected to the server, you will have to reconnect for the command to take effect.
Hiding the admin role
If you use your admin rights to give yourself any items, the server will display this information in the in-game chat and other players will be able to see it. Your nickname will also be in a green colour instead of a normal blue one.
Players will usually leave your server if they see that you gave yourself any items as they will feel at a disadvantage. You don’t have to worry about this if you play just with your friends, but you should definitely hide your admin role if you have a public server.
If you are not sure how to install plugins on your server, you can check our plugin guide.