How to make yourself an admin on your Rust Server

It is really easy to add yourself as an admin in your Rust server.

Step 1: Make your way to

Step 2: Click “Log In” on the top right

Step 3: Enter your server information

The server IP is your server IP

The port is your RCON port, not game port. This is usually 28016, but check first on the game panel.

The RCON Password is the password you were asked to create when making your server.

Step 4: Enter the following command:

“ownerid STEAM64ID "playername" (Replace STEAM64ID with your Steam 64 ID, this can be found at and replace playername with the name of the player

Step 5: Then run “server.writecfg” (This saves the ownerid to the config file)

Step 6: You can add moderators, by replacing the ownerid with moderatorid and following the template

Step 7: You will need to relog to get your owner/moderator tools.

You can add moderators/owners offline, by making your way to:


And either adding moderatorid or ownerid, following the same template as above

A full indepth guide can be found at

Thanks to @SpikyZA for this guide

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