bPerm none


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!

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

For configurable /promote and /demote tracks, you'll want to use permissions tracks. To read about those, visit this page

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.

Note that as there's only one (slightly inactive) maintainer at the moment, any support queries may take some time.

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. 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 ThisUsernameIsMine ThisUsernameIsMine Jan 30, 2014 at 00:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @geekyservers: Go

    Same dir as where the jar resides ;-)

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  • Avatar of geekyservers geekyservers Jan 28, 2014 at 23:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Has anyone found a way to get the "default" group specified on the top of the group.yml from disappearing. This bug is seriously killing my server population... all new players can't do anything. I frequently have to overwrite with a good group.yml file to get the "default" good line to stay.

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  • Avatar of aliensqueakytoy aliensqueakytoy Jan 25, 2014 at 19:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, I would like to know if there is a command to add a permission to one person ingame. Thank you.

  • Avatar of geekyservers geekyservers Jan 24, 2014 at 08:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @Thatfoxguy30: Go

    If you still need help, give me your contact info - chat on Skype or something. I run a successful server that has been using bpermissions for over a year.

  • Avatar of geekyservers geekyservers Jan 23, 2014 at 12:53 UTC - 0 likes

    @Mysticforce12345: Go

    Where is the default backup location anyway?

  • Avatar of alberts1boy alberts1boy Jan 22, 2014 at 00:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @CommodoreAlpha: Go

    i know that people are having very different issues. I am one of them. when i had it in my server it just crashed on me midday and i was never able to get my perms back to working. and i even lost my world due to a corruption on the backup when it went down. the auto update comment was about a older version of bpermissions that I was trying to see if it would allow me to go back to using bpermissions. I have used bpermissions for close to three years with little to no problem till the issue arised back with the 1.7.2 update with bukkit. and b/c of that issue i am unable to use the permissions that I have honed over the course of two servers and have lost alot of staff positions due to limitations with pex. I didn't want to leave bpermissions but it was either keep it on and no one beable to do anything or create a set of back up permissions using something else like pex. Trust me I much rather be using bpermissions b/c i am more familiar with it than pex and find it easier to work with than pex. And pex is so limited on how many groups you can use with it were i had atleast ten groups in my groups file on bpermissions. I would love to see him continue the work. I don't want it to die and would be very unhappy if it were to do so.

  • Avatar of arriej arriej Jan 21, 2014 at 20:07 UTC - 0 likes

    been using bpermissions for over two years now. Only had problems once with it. and that seems not be there anymore ;) Great plugin. love it!

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  • Avatar of rymate1234 rymate1234 Jan 21, 2014 at 09:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @Eaythan2: Go

    groups.yml please?

  • Avatar of CommodoreAlpha CommodoreAlpha Jan 21, 2014 at 00:34 UTC - 0 likes

    @alberts1boy: Go

    Despite reduced motivation, and problems arising, rymate (as the optimist he is) said he isn't giving up. Here's a quote from a few comments down:

    Quote from rymate1234:

    I'm not giving up. Not yet. I just need to get shit sorted school wise. Just don't expect a 1.7 build anytime soon.

    The big issue here, is that some people are getting serious issues with bPermissions rather than no one or everyone. This means that the issue(s) at hand will be hard to track down and correct. If everyone (frequently) had the issue, it would be easy to find. If no one had the issue... well, this one is fairly obvious.

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  • Avatar of alberts1boy alberts1boy Jan 20, 2014 at 21:06 UTC - 0 likes

    it is a possibility that it auto updated on me. I never had any major issue with bpermissions. I am having more and more issues with pex than i ever did with bpermissions. I loved how easy it was to work with unlike pex. I can not even add a new group to my pex perms or it will not work. it is frustraiting as all get out as i had a very unique set up for my staff and had very specific ranks that i am not able to use b/c the limitations of the pex style system. I would love it if you could/would continue your work on bpermissions as it is the only permissions system i would rather use. and is by far in my opinion the best one out there for servers like mine that use a fairly elaborate hierarchy.


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