If you want to have a private Rust server, you will need to enable a whitelist by using an Oxide plugin. This is because Rust's built-in whitelist feature is not functional. If you are unsure of how to install Oxide plugins, you can find our Oxide plugin installation guide here. If you do not know how to install Oxide, you can follow our Oxide installation here.
Installing the Oxide Whitelist Plugin
To enable a whitelist on your server, you must upload the Oxide Whitelist plugin to your server files.
- Download the Whitelist plugin by Wulf, located here
- Access your control panel and Stop your server.
- Access your server files via FTP, we recommend using FileZilla.
- Navigate to
- Upload Whitelist.cs to your
- Start your server.
- When in-game, press F1 and use the following syntax:
oxide.grant user 1234567890 whitelist.allowand replace
1234567890with the SteamID of the player.
Important: To allow a player to connect, you will need to know their SteamID. If you do not know what it is or where to find it, you can follow this guide here.
Note: By default, server admins do not require this permission to be allowed to join.
If you followed these steps correctly, your server should block all players without whitelist permission from connecting to your server.
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