Setup a Whitelist for your Minecraft Server

Setting up a whitelist is a simple and effective way to limit your Minecraft server to players who you trust. It’ll prevent unauthorized users from connecting to your server and potentially damaging your world.

Turn on Whitelist

  1. Login to Command Center.
  2. From the server list, find the server you wish to modify, and click the Manage button on the right.
  3. From the server you selected, select the Console tab if you aren't already on the console page.
  4. Type: whitelist on into the console and then press enter.

Test the Whitelist

On your computer, start Minecraft and try to connect to your server. You should see, “You’re not whitelisted on the server!”

If you’re still able to join your server, you may need to manually turn on the white list:

  1. Login to Command Center.
  2. From the server list, find the server you wish to modify, and click the Manage button on the right.
  3. Click the Files tab above the console.
  4. Open server.properties.
  5. Find the line containing whitelist=.
  6. Change false to true.
  7. Save the file.
  8. Restart your server.

Adding Players to the Whitelist

In your console, type: whitelist add playername and press enter. Replace playername with the actual name of the player you wish to add to the white list.

whitelist add MinecraftPlayer123

Removing Players from the Whitelist

In your console, type: whitelist remove playername and press enter. Replace playername with the actual name of the player you wish to remove from the white list.

whitelist remove MinecraftPlayer123

View Players in the Whitelist

In your console, type: whitelist list and press enter.

Turn Off Whitelist

In your console type: whitelist off and press enter.


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