Adding Admins (AMX Mod X)

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Admins (non-SQL)

Adding an Admin

First, open the amxmodx/configs/users.ini file with your favorite text editor. Scroll to the bottom. Admin entries are stored with four options: Authentication, Password, Access Right, Connection Properties.

In the early days of Half-Life 1 it was common to have admins authenticate by name. However, now it is recommended to auth by steamid. An example of a typical admin entry is:

"STEAM_0:0:123456" "" "abcdefghijklmnopqrstu" "ce"

Entries are one-per-line, and each of the four options are space separated, contained in double-quotes. This one means:

  1. The user has SteamID STEAM_0:0:123456
  2. The user has no password (steamid-authentication)
  3. Access rights are levels a through u
  4. The user is a steamid ("c") and has no password ("e")

It is also possible to authenticate by username:

"BAILOPAN" "mypass" "abcdefghijklmnopqrstu" "a"

To authenticate, BAILOPAN would put this in his client's autoexec.cfg, where "_pw" is the value of "amx_password_field" in amxx.cfg.

setinfo "_pw" "mypass"

For information on what access levels mean, see [#Access Levels]].

Note: Note: It is important that you do not use the 'z' flag for admins.

Removing an Admin

Find the admin's entry in your amxmodx/configs/users.ini file, and put a semicolon in front of it. For example:

;"STEAM_0:0:123456" "" "abcdefghijklmnopqrstu" "ce"

That will prevent the entry from being read.

Admins (SQL)

AMX Mod X lets you store admin accounts in a MySQL database. This is ideal if you have multiple servers with common administrators.

Configuring Server

First, make sure you have configured your server for SQL by reading Configuring AMX Mod X#SQL. Then, enable the admin_sql.amxx plugin instead of admin.amxx, by opening amxmodx/configs/plugins.ini. You should change the first two entries to look something like this:

;admin.amxx ; Disabled 
admin_sql.amxx ; SQL admins

Maintaining Admins

Once the server loads for the first time, it will automatically create the table specified with amx_sql_table.

You can either add an admin through an SQL tool like an SQL Console or phpMyAdmin, or you can add an admin using amx_addadmin.

If you choose to use SQL directly (or an interface), you must learn the table layout. There are four columns, each corresponding to one of the four properties listed above in #Adding an Admin. For example:

INSERT INTO admins VALUES("STEAM_0:1:23456", "", "abcdefghijklmnopqrstu", "ce");

Note: Note: It is important that you do not use the 'z' flag for admins.

For information on what access levels mean, see AMX Mod X Access Levels.