bPerm none

The future of bPermissions

As there is something of a mass exodus of most of the bukkit staff, I'd thought I'd share some words on the future of bPermissions.

Short term, it's looking as if new file approvals are going to take some time, so the best place to get an up to date bPermissions is to look on the jenkins server for unapproved builds.

Mid to long term, unless bukkit gets revived, I hope to port bPermissions to the sponge project once that's in a mature enough state to port a permissions plugin to.

Until there's more details on the future of bukkit / any bukkit alternatives / any bukkit forks, there's not a lot I can do except wait.

Welcome to bPermissions, a Superperms Manager for Bukkit! bPermissions focuses on being unique from the rest of the Permission managers. It's very simple to set up and use, it's lightning fast, fully featured, and has a great support team!

Since codename_B is now focusing on the new 3.x branch of bPermissions, he has handed over control over 2.x to me (rymate1234).

Some features:

  • bPermissions has a gui client specifically designed to make running a server so easy that you'll forget that you ever used any other permissions plugin. Get it here!
  • bPermissions has a unique command structure, never before seen in a permission manager. It's best used for adding lots of nodes to a user or group from the console or in-game, less typing!
  • bPermissions has everything you would expect from a Permissions manager. Prefix and suffix support, inheritance, per-player permissions, multiworld support, promotion/demotion tracks, and even group priorities for multi-group setups.
  • Note - bPermissions only defines prefixes and suffixes. You need a chat plugin such as bChatManager for them to show up in chat.

Video tutorial!

Thanks to james00000001 for the tutorial


Say you have a user called 'Bob' and you want to put him in the group 'admin' and give him the prefix 'awesome'.

  • /world yourmainworld - selects the world "yourmainworld"
  • /user bob - selects the user "bob"
  • /user setgroup admin - set bob's group as "admin"
  • /user meta prefix awesome - set bob's prefix to "awesome"

You can do the same with groups!

  • /world yourmainworld - again, selects the world
  • /group admin - selects the group "admin"
  • /group addgroup moderator - makes the admin group inherit from the moderator group
  • /group meta prefix &c[Admin] - sets the admin prefix to "&c[Admin]"

Some other commands are as follows

  • /permissions (or /bperms,/bp,/p) - general commands for bPermissions are prefixed by this
  • /permissions import pex - import a pex permissions.yml in the pex folder
  • /permissions reload - reloads your bPermissions files
  • /permissions save - if auto-save is false, this saves your perms
  • /permissions backup - backup your permissions
  • /permissions helpme - for the lazy among you, this spews out some basic permissions files into your folder.

In order to use these commands, you'll need the permissions node bPermissions.admin

Want more commands? We have some others over on the commands page. Check 'em out!

World mirroring

Worlds are mirrored like so:

world_mirroring_to: world_mirroring_from
world_nether: world
world_the_end: world

This duplicates the whole config for that world. Currently there's no way to have just the users or the groups mirrored, stay tuned for an update that adds this!

bPermissions and EssentialsChat

Allow me to put this issue to bed. Essentials Chat + bPermissions works for prefix and color.

This guide is for current users of EssentialsChat and want to use bPermissions along with it.

Players have colored rank prefixes and faction chat modes are also colored. All text can be colored by the players too using color codes such as &c.

bPermissions\world\groups.yml ( code snippet )

default: default
## Peasant ##
    - group.default
    - group.userannouncer
    - group.userauction
    - userannouncer
    - userauction
      priority: '100'
## Citizen ##
    - group.default
    - group.rank1
    - default
      priority: '200'

It has nothing configured for prefix but the group names are important (default, rank1)

Essentials\config.yml ( Code Snippet )

change-displayname: true
#add-prefix-suffix: false
  - chat.color
  - chat.format
  - chat.shout
  - chat.question
  radius: 0
    default: '&8&lPeasant &r&8{DISPLAYNAME}&7:&r {MESSAGE}'
    rank1: '&8&lCitizen &r&7{DISPLAYNAME}&7:&r {MESSAGE}'
    moderator: '&e&l[Mod] &r&3{DISPLAYNAME}&7:&r {MESSAGE}'
    admin: '&c&l[Admin] &r&e{DISPLAYNAME}&7:&r {MESSAGE}'

Please direct all other Essentials support to their official support networks.

How do I get support?

First, we highly recommend you go read the FAQ page. If the answer isn't there, there's a few options of support.

  • Visit the #bananacode irc channel on irc.esper.net. Just head there, as your question, and wait for someone to help you. It might be a while before you get an answer, so be patient!
  • You can file a ticket. This is recommended if you don't have the time to hang around in the IRC or you have a bug report. Be prepared to check back to the ticket though, and make sure you attach your bPermissions groups and users yml files to the ticket.
  • Comment on the bPermissions main page.

However you choose to get support, "pls dont use txt spk," and make sure you use actual grammar.

I'm a developer!

If you wish to hook your plugin into bPermissions, please see the Developer Page for more information! If you wish to contribute code to bPermissions, fork us on GitHub!


Development builds of this project can now be acquired at the provided continuous integration server. \o/ These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff, and are possibly buggy Use them at your own risk.

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  • Avatar of Madster456 Madster456 Dec 17, 2014 at 00:00 UTC - 0 likes

    @Pixiyo: Go

    I will look into this. As of now getting a working version for spigot 1.8 is my main priority.

  • Avatar of Pixiyo Pixiyo Dec 16, 2014 at 17:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Do you have any idea when you'll support UUID?

  • Avatar of bmandalia bmandalia Nov 09, 2014 at 02:17 UTC - 0 likes

    i was wondering if you can help me program this on my server if you have some spare time i would really appreciate it thanks

  • Avatar of ladyisabelle ladyisabelle Nov 07, 2014 at 20:10 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm migrating to this plugin from group manager and I was wondering if there was any short cut to it or if I have to do it all manually?

  • Avatar of mmuziek mmuziek Nov 05, 2014 at 21:21 UTC - 0 likes

    i get a yalm error after updating something about default value may not be null here is the error : http://pastebin.com/pCC5yWqB


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  • Avatar of sakura_blades sakura_blades Oct 29, 2014 at 22:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheBenX: Go

    You need a chat plugin to add them to chat, bpermissions alone cannot display prefixes without a plugin to put them there. Get something like HeroChat, TownyChat, EssentialsChat or similiar.

    @timutt: Go

    Do you have automatic saving turned on in the config?

  • Avatar of timutt timutt Oct 24, 2014 at 13:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Hallo, When I reload the server it resets the rank of everyone I was owner its resets me back to the default why my server reset it and what can i do greats timutt

    Last edited Oct 24, 2014 by timutt
  • Avatar of TheBenX TheBenX Oct 17, 2014 at 10:14 UTC - 0 likes

    bpermissions works for me but, when I add the groups to players the prefix never shows up.

  • Avatar of TheDreadbushMan TheDreadbushMan Oct 16, 2014 at 12:12 UTC - 0 likes

    How to download bpermission

  • Avatar of ferolt ferolt Sep 23, 2014 at 10:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Good day/night minecrafters!

    First of all i want to say that both bPerms and bPermsRank plugins are awesome.

    So i would like to ask if there is any possibility to give temporar (timed) ranks to a player? Using these plugins or even any additional plugins doesnt matter.

    Have a nice day, any answers are welcome.!


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