Since Patch 179.0 it’s posible to name administrators for your ARK: Survival Evolved Server. Those people are able to use administrative commands (e.g. the Cheat-Commands) without having to enter the server-password first. This short tutorial will show you how it works.
Create the file
\ShooterGame\Saved\AllowedCheaterSteamIDs.txt (or open the file if it already exists). Each line of the file represents one player who is recognized as admin. So, if your file was to contain this text:
It would mean that the Users with the SteamID’s 76561197995589012 and 76561197995589013 are admins.
If you’re unsure what the SteamID of the person you’re trying to add is, simply use
cheat ListPlayers to display a list of all online players and their SteamID’s. Better still, consult our guide on how to retrieve SteamID’s online to save you from having to ask everyone to come online.
To revoke their admin-privileges simply remove their name from the file and restart your server.
It’s as easy as that! If you’ve got any questions, please let us know in the comments.
11 thoughts on “Adding Server Admins”
What am i do a player? )
I dont really understand your question.
Can you please add video? 🙂
does this work for local servers?
doesn’t seem to work on non dedicated servers or at least i don’t seem to be able to get it to work
This still work. Do you need to restart the game. can it be done with non dedicated servers etc Thanks
Can comments be added to this file? If so whats the comments syntax?
It didnt work we write
SallananKafa 76561197995589013 and saved but it didnt made me admin we tried with 76561197995589012 also it didnt work can you help me ?
Hey, im trying to run a non dedicated server and when i create this file it doesnt work to allow my friends access to admin commands, is there another way to whitelist people within the non dedicated server? i wasnt prompted to set up a password for cheats either so is there perhaps a default password players could use to log in as admins?
it worked first time. Brilliant explanation.
I put the ID’s in one per line as shown and it Didn’t work for me on my Un-Official Server.