How to Add RUST Moderators

Add RUST Moderators

Add RUST Moderators to a Server

If you find yourself looking to add RUST moderators, look no further.  Similar to removing moderators from a RUST server, adding them is a straight forward task.

When adding the RUST moderator status to a player that is actively connected, they will be required to reconnect to the server. Kicking them is often a quick way to ensure they reconnect. After you’ve granted a specific user the moderator role, they will connect by default under “auth level 1.”

The moderator role is nearly identical to the admin role, with very little difference. First, adding and removing moderators uses a different console command. Moderators also do not have the ability to add and remove other admins or moderators, but can use all server commands and user interface controls available when pressing the F1 key.

Here are 3 options for adding moderators to your RUST server:

  1. Using the in-game console
  2. Using a 3rd party RCON tool
  3. Manually updating the server’s user.cfg file

Add RUST moderators using the in-game console

There are 3 requirements for using the in-game console

  • You must be in game and connected to the RUST server
  • You must already have auth level 2 (admin) status
  • You must have the user’s 64 bit Steam ID

In order to add a RUST moderator using the in-game console

  1. Open the in-game console by pressing F1 on your keyboard
  2. Then type into the console the following command in and press enter moderatorid "64bit_steamid_here"
  3. Then follow up with this command to save the server’s user.cfg file server.writecfg
  4. If the user is online during this process, they must reconnect before their moderator abilities are available. A quick kick can help speed up the process!

Add RUST moderators using a 3rd party RCON tool

There are 3 requirements for using a 3rd party RCON tool

  • Your server must have enabled RCON
  • You must have access to the RCON command line
  • You must have the user’s 64 bit Steam ID

In order to add a RUST moderator using a 3rd party RCON tool

  1. Open and login to the RCON tool
  2. Navigate to the RCON tool’s command line
  3. Then type into the console the following command in and press enter moderatorid "64bit_steamid_here"
  4. Then follow up with the following command to save the server’s user.cfg file server.writecfg
  5. If the user is online during this process, they must reconnect before their moderator abilities are available. A quick kick can help speed up the process!

Add RUST moderators using the server’s user.cfg file

There are 2 requirements for using the server’s user.cfg file

  • Your RUST server must not be running, as the file will be locked and in use
  • You must have access to the server’s file system, whether through ssh, ftp or a web portal

In order to add a RUST moderator using the server’s user.cfg file

  1. Connect to your server’s file system in your preferred method.
  2. Locate the users.cfg file, found in /server/<your_servers_identity>/cfg/
  3. Open the file and add a new line item containing the following moderatorid "64bit_steamid_here" "optional_name" "optional_reason"
  4. Save the file and restart your server

In summary

Regardless of how you wish to add RUST moderators, there are a plethora of ways in which to do so. Many methods require using the user’s 64 bit SteamID, which is easily obtainable using https://steamid.io.

Happy moderating!