How to Remove RUST Admins

Remove RUST Admins

Remove RUST Admins from a Server

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

When revoking a RUST admin’s status, you must kick them off the server before their access to administrative functions takes effect. This includes using the menu items found when pressing F1, as well as console commands. RUST admins default to “auth level 2” when connecting to a server. When the admin status is removed, they will automatically lose their auth level upon reconnecting.

Here are 3 options, which are agnostic to how you’ve setup your RUST server hosting:

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

Remove RUST admins 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) or auth level 1 (moderator) status
  • You must have the admin user’s 64 bit Steam ID

In order to remove a RUST admin 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 removeowner "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 admin abilities are revoked. A quick kick can help speed up the process!

Remove RUST admins 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 admin user’s 64 bit Steam ID

In order to remove a RUST admin 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 removeowner 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 admin abilities are revoked. A quick kick can help speed up the process!

Remove RUST admins 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 remove a RUST admin 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 remove the line item containing the admin user’s 64 bit SteamID
  4. Save the file and restart your server

In summary

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