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How To Create A Starbound Admin Account

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Becoming An Admin

Now that you've set up your Starbound server, you'll want to create an Admin account. It's not as hard to do as it seems, and if you follow this guide you'll have your admin account up and running in no time. 

The first step is to log into your GameServerKings Server Management Panel by using your TCAdmin login information provided to you within your verification email. Then, go to "Game Services" located in the navbar on the left hand side of the screen nested under "Game & Voice Management." From there, select your File Manager.

Server Management Panel

Editing Your Configs

Once there, locate the file "starbound_server.config" within the "Storage" folder on the left. Now click on the type marker button next to the file "starbound_server.config". When it asks you what you want to change the name of the file to, just add ".txt" to the end of the file name. We do this to temporarily change it to a text file so it's easier to edit. Now you'll be able to edit it by clicking the pencil next to the, now titled, "starbound_server.config.txt" file.

Rename your file!

From there, scroll to the bottom of your text editor and locate the "serverUsers" section. Alternatively, you can use Ctrl+F to enter "serverUsers" and jump to the correct section. Now we're going to add a username for an admin account. Add "admin: true," then, "password: "Your new password"" exactly as shown in the snippet below.

 "admin user name" : {
      "admin" : true,
      "password" : "admin account's password"

Here, you can see an example on my server. As you can see, I also have two normal user accounts as well.

Admin account

From there, save the file, and once again, rename it. This time, remove the ".txt" extension to return the file to the original "starbound_server.config" state. Finally, return to "Game Services" using the navbar and restart your server. You can now login with your admin account on your Starbound Server.

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