Operators (aka “ops”) are players with advanced server permissions. Operators typically will have access to stop the server, kick/ban players, switch gamemodes or difficulties, clear inventories, teleport, summon items/blocks, and even op/deop other players. When used alone and unmodified, operator permissions are very broad. With access to all of these advanced commands, operators can easily grief the server or “cheat”.

Therefore, we do not recommend opping every player on your server; you should only op trusted players.

It is also important to note that, whether or not players are opped, griefing can still occur on your server. If you wish to prevent unwanted/unknown players from joining your server, you'll need to enable whitelisting. Operator permissions are only intended to give certain players additional permissions.

Using Operator without conflicting plugins or mods

Giving operator permissions

This can be done three different ways:

  1. Have the player you wish to op connect to your Minecraft server while you are logged into Prisma. Once they have connected, click on the "Op" button next to their Minecraft username in the "Connected Players" box (you'll find this on the "Overview" tab).

  2. If you are not opped on the server already, you're connected to the server, and/or if you prefer to go through Prisma, visit your server's console by selecting "Console" from the top navigation bar in Prisma. Where it says Type a command... , enter in the command used for opping Minecraft players: op player_name
    Be sure to replace player_name with the Minecraft username of the player you wish to give operator permissions to. When executing this command in the console, do not enter a slash symbol (the console does this for you!).

  3. If you are already opped and you are connected to your server, you can execute the operator command (or any other operator-level commands) in-game. From your Minecraft chat in-game, executive the command /op player_name
    Be sure to replace player_name with the Minecraft username of the player you wish to give operator permissions to.

Removing operator permissions

This can be done three different ways:

  1. Have the player you wish to deop connect to your Minecraft server while you are logged into Prisma. Once they have connected, click on the "Deop" button next to their Minecraft username in the "Connected Players" box (you'll find this on the "Overview" tab).

  2. If you are not opped on the server, and/or if you prefer to go through Prisma, visit your server's console by selecting "Console" from the top navigation bar in Prisma. Where it says Type a command..., enter in the command used for deopping Minecraft players: deop player_name
    Be sure to replace player_name with the Minecraft username of the player you wish to revoke the operator permissions from. When executing this command in the console, do not enter a slash symbol (the console does this for you!).

  3. If you are opped and you are connected to your server, you can execute operator commands (or any other operator-level commands) in-game. From your Minecraft chat in-game, executive the command /deop player_name
    Be sure to replace player_name with the Minecraft username of the player you wish to revoke the operator permissions from.

View currently opped players

If you need to check to see a list of players with operator permissions on the server, navigate to "Customize" then "File Manager" in Prisma. From there, you'll want to open the permissions.json file (if you're using an older version of Minecraft, this may be ops.txt) and you'll find a list of players there. Do not edit this file directly as doing so will result in a corrupted file, preventing your server from operating properly.

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