Using RCON with your 7 Days to Die Server

For an introduction to what RCON is, see this article.

Enabling RCON on your 7 Days to Die Server

Once you have your server created, there are only a few steps to enable and connect with RCON to send commands to your server remotely.

Open a Port for RCON

  1. Click "Manage" next to your server in the Command Center to open your server's page. Then click the gear tab at the top left and click "Port Forwarding".
  2. By default, there should be a port at the bottom with one number under public and "8081" under private.
  3. Remember or copy the Public port. You'll need it when you connect. This is your RCON port.

Enable RCON

  1. In Command Center, open your server and click on the "Files" tab.
  2. Navigate to and open /7-days-to-die/serverconfig.xml.
  3. Around line 33 is the "Telnet" section (which is a type of RCON).
  4. On the line that says <property name="TelnetPassword" value=""/> type your password after value, between the 2 quotation marks.
  5. Save the file.
  6. Start or restart your server.

That's it! RCON is now enabled and ready to use. To learn how to connect with RCON, see this article. For 7 Days to Die specifically, you will need to append -t telnet to the .\rcon.exe command when running rcon-cli. And as always, if you need any help, contact us with the chat bubble on the bottom right of the page.