Op a Player on a Minecraft Server

Read this tutorial to op yourself or a player on a Minecraft server that you have console access to. Giving a player op privilege allows him or her to run all Minecraft server console commands via in-game chat, such as /stop, /whitelist, and more. As op’ed players have great power, it’s critical that you only op players who you absolutely trust. Op’ing a player is different than giving someone in Command Center administrative access, which allows him or her to access our website to control your server.

  1. Login to Commmand Center.
  2. From the server list, find the server you want to modify, and click the Manage button on the right.
  3. From the server you selected, you should already be on the Console tab, but if not, select it.
  4. Type: op yourplayername in the console and press enter.

The changes should take effect right away, and you don’t need to restart or log back in.


The deop Command

If you need to remove Op from someone, you can use this command in the console: deop yourplayername


You may see an ops.json file on your server. Starting in Minecraft 1.7, Minecraft uses a special JSON file format to store the UUIDs of players. Unless you’re an expert who understands JSON, editing the file and listing player names one per line will no longer work.

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