bPerm none

bPermissions 2.x - now under new management

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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.

New blog!

We have a blog now on tumblr! Any news updates on bPermissions will most likely be posted there :)


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

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!

Example files

Do "/permissions helpme" to have the plugin print out some example files, or view commented examples below!

Promotion tracks

  1. Define tracks in tracks.yml (use the example file as a guide!)

  2. Give people the permission tracks.trackname -- it lets anyone with that node promote people along that track, they don't need bPermissions.admin

  3. Want someone to be able to use all tracks? Give them tracks.* -- it lets someone with that node promote anyone along any track name

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.
  • Watch these videos!

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 Digitalink2008 Digitalink2008 Mar 09, 2012 at 20:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @itsMEE2: Go

    Well what i was expecting to be able to do was test the result of an inheritance chain. An example would be a user having a permission that is nested three levels of inheritance up. I'd want to test if they are in face receiving a true or false as a final result. I think what the /user has tool does tho is only test the current container for the existence of the specified node though.

  • Avatar of itsMEE2 itsMEE2 Mar 09, 2012 at 20:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @Digitalink2008: Go

    Ah, sorry. I disunderstood that. With me, the /user tool doesn't work, too...

    I only use it when /user setgroup someone. By the way :

    Is there a SignRank- or ButtonRank-Plugin to have no need to do that myself ? :3

  • Avatar of Digitalink2008 Digitalink2008 Mar 09, 2012 at 19:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @itsMEE2: Go

    Oh that part is fine. The permissions even "seem" to apply correctly. I just am not sure if the /user has tool is testing in the way i thought it would. It looks to me like it may only test the container you are specifying instead of testing the inheritance chain.

    am i right on that devs?

  • Avatar of itsMEE2 itsMEE2 Mar 09, 2012 at 19:46 UTC - 0 likes


    I had the same problems when changing to bPermissions. You have to write a node like this :

    - any.node [The node the group/user has]

    - ^any.node [A child node the groupuser DOESN'T have]

    Hope it helps you ;)

    Last edited Mar 09, 2012 by itsMEE2
  • Avatar of Digitalink2008 Digitalink2008 Mar 09, 2012 at 19:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Need to clarify something quick here.

    ive a user Nug. He has the group default set. the group default has a node a.b.c. the node a.b.c. is defined in my permissions.yml file. It has a child node of d.e.f: true. when i use /user has a.b.c on Nug it reports true. when I use /user has .d.e.f. on Nug it reports false.

    am i misunderstaning how the superperms works here? Again, might be the transition from PB to bPerm

    thanks, D.

    Last edited Mar 09, 2012 by Digitalink2008
  • Avatar of rourke750 rourke750 Mar 09, 2012 at 12:19 UTC - 0 likes

    So it wont let me select a world because my world has a space in it. it is called Sand Island but when i do /world sand island it says too many arguments.

  • Avatar of LtZell LtZell Mar 09, 2012 at 09:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Why everytime i restart my server the permissions files clean out. What am i doing wrong? Also if you need me to post my Group and user stuff i can.

  • Avatar of codename_B codename_B Mar 09, 2012 at 07:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @Smileslikejoker: Go

    You need a chat plugin to format chat, here's one which works out the box


    insert signature here

  • Avatar of Smileslikejoker Smileslikejoker Mar 09, 2012 at 06:55 UTC - 0 likes

    First off.  Let me say that I was clueless on setting up permissions.  I followed guides and videos and tried various permission plugins configuring the files several times over with no luck.  I was determined to get it figured out one way or another.  This was the third plugin I tried.  I went step by step along with the videos pausing to make changes as he did.  Guess what?  Up and running correctly THE FIRST TIME!  For anyone reading this, literally follow the video step by step.  On a side note, there is no mention of Notepad++ which is what is used in the video and pretty much the default for these type of files.

    I do have one little tiny issue (very minor).  I added a prefix for myself and it doesn't seem to take.  I added it to user file directly, applied in-game (received confirmation), saved and reloaded in-game, and even restarted the server.  Still no luck...  Any advise?


  • Avatar of Digitalink2008 Digitalink2008 Mar 08, 2012 at 22:12 UTC - 0 likes

    @codename_B: Go

    :) you guys are on point. thanks much!


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