Permissions for Minecraft is a backend plugin meant to be a placeholder until Bukkit DEVs include their own hook for permissions. On the outside it does nothing but when looking at the admin side you will see that it allows you to create groups that can perform specific things on the server. Let’s say you want donors to be able to utilize teleporters that you have set up. There is a permission for it!
- You need to know how to run a Minecraft server that lets other people join.
- You need to have a decent knowledge of file management and editing.
- You need a decent text editor such as Notepad++ or TextWrangler is you have a Mac.
If you haven’t installed Bukkit you need to before you can do anything else. You do this by replacing the default Minecraft_server.jar with whatever is the latest craftbukkit build that is recommended. Bukkit allows you to install plugins on your server and thus will make your server seem more appealing than a default one.
Choosing the right plugins is next. You can find almost everything you might be looking for on dev.bukkit.org or plugins.bukkit.org. When you find one you like, download it and place the file into the plugins directory. Don’t worry about the permissions plugin quite yet.
The next step is to edit your plugin configurations. To begin you need to start up your server and when it says done on the console you shut the server off and check your plugins foler. There will be a folder for each plugin file you downloaded, unless no configuration is needed. To customize;
- Visit a plugin page where there will be info on setting up the config.yml file.
- Using your text editor open the config.yml file and change the settings to whatever will fit your needs best.
Once you are finished doing this, you will be ready to set up permissions.
This is where you decide on which permissions plugin works for you. The two best options are generally bPermissions or PermissionsEx; other permissions plugins have been known to cause compatibility concerns.
After setting up your plugins and permissions you simply need to remember to keep them updated as Minecraft updates. This means repeating the process above each time, as well as re-downloading your plugins. This reduces the amount of server issues you will face.