The leader in modular sign based block protection


  • No databases. In-game signs only.
  • Super permissions support ONLY.
  • Protects any type of furnace, dispenser, chest, door, trapdoor, cauldron, enchantment table, or brewing stand.
  • Broadcast specific admin actions to those with ""
  • Denies explosions, pistons, and redstone from circumventing protection
  • Timed doors, [Timer:#], that toggle after a certain delay
  • Server-wide protected blocks, use [Everyone] on line 3 or 4
  • Modular plugin hooking system, add your own easily
  • Compatible with Lockette
  • Optional sign coloring
  • Localization support


As this is a Lockette-type plugin, also similar to Alerter or BlockLock, things may seem similar. This plugin was originally created as a continuation of Lockette by Acru to add trapdoor support and other recent developments. Portions of this project were reverse engineered from Lockette and the original idea for a sign-based locking system still belongs with Acru. Credit where credit is due. As this only supports super permissions, if you need a plugin that is more backwards compatible with older configurations, you may want to look at Lockette.

If you have another plugin such as Cenotaph or ChestShop3 that you have integrated with Lockette and would rather use Deadbolt instead, I have created a LocketteSimulator that will allow you to use Deadbolt.

Check GitHub for the most recent files, there is a slight delay in getting files posted here authorized by the staff.


Place a sign next to the item you want to protect and type in the following

  • Line 1: [Private]
  • Line 2: Your name will be automatically filled, users with "deadbolt.admin.create" can specify someone else.
  • Lines 3 and 4: You have a couple options for these lines
    1. Another player's name
    2. Unrestricted access via [Everyone] while preventing breaking
    3. Create an automatic timed door using [Timer:1] through [Timer:9]

Not enough room for all the names you need? Make another sign with the [More Users] on line 1
For ease of use in maintaining your signs without having to break them:

  1. Right click the sign to select it.
  2. Use "/deadbolt <line number> <text>" to directly modify that line. When placing signs, valid locations are to the NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, and WEST of the target block.
    Other valid blocks include:
  • Doors: The blocks above and below.
  • Trapdoors: The block that it is attached to (hinge-block) and directly above/below the trapdoor itself.
  • Fence gates: Any block horizontally adjacent to the gate itself.
    Use your imagination and hide those unsightly signs under walls.
    Also, color is now available! Just add "deadbolt.user.color" and use &1-9,a-f in your sign.


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Developer's Corner

DeadboltListener is a new system designed to incorporate your favorite plugin directly into Deadbolt.
To create your own or to view Deadbolt's static API, head over to the Developer's Corner

Currently available for download

  • PermissionsBukkit, PermissionsEx, bPermissions, GroupManager
  • SimpleClans
    [ClanName] [ClanTag]
  • Towny
[TownName] [NationName] (All residents)
+TownName+ +NationName+ (Assistant/Mayor only)
4 Config options: mayor,assistant,wilderness overrides.


Have a completed localization? Drop me a link to it and Ill add it to the repository.
Once added, it is available for automatic downloading by changing the "language" setting in config.yml.


The following issues are known:

  • Double timer doors are broken
  • Force coloring of Signs placed directly onto walls is broken.
  • Vertical trapdoor chaining has been removed because it was only half implemented

Visit github and open an new issue.
Alternatively, try and find me at

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  • Avatar of Wilbo1234 Wilbo1234 Nov 15, 2014 at 15:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I know you are really really busy right now, but this doesn't work with new 1.8 doors on the "latest" spigot and it's freaked out "normal" doors as well

  • Avatar of Pringui2 Pringui2 Aug 26, 2014 at 23:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, The fencegate's protection seems to not work. Can you fix it in the next update ? Thank you for keeping updating the great plugin that lockette is.

    Last edited Aug 26, 2014 by Pringui2
  • Avatar of X_angelz_X X_angelz_X Aug 17, 2014 at 22:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Seems that the GROUP systems for PermissionsEX isn't working as it should.

  • Avatar of BAI1 BAI1 Aug 03, 2014 at 22:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Normal hoppers can still be used to steal from chests on the latest version. This is causing an issue with glitch abuse on my server, is there a way already implemented into the plugin to prevent this from happening?

  • Avatar of madtomic madtomic Aug 03, 2014 at 15:19 UTC - 0 likes

    This work on cb1.7.2-r0.3?

  • Avatar of wrecktify80 wrecktify80 Jul 18, 2014 at 18:45 UTC - 0 likes

    When I set auto_expire_days: 30 , I can break off any players chest. It's not checking the date correctly. Using the latest deadbolt-18 with 1.7.9-r0.2 beta

  • Avatar of wrecktify80 wrecktify80 Jun 26, 2014 at 23:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Thats not true, palmergames is making lockette 2.0 , the same makers of Towny & Group Manager

    I would only assume md_5 would rewrite this one as well, as he's been active on the development page

  • Avatar of TheBoomer TheBoomer Jun 24, 2014 at 16:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Lockette and Deadbolt use a very simple, very straightforward, lightweight way to store lock information, as an alternative to a database driven soluiton. The mechanics that let them work will die with the namechanges, and both authors say "Screw it - whats the point" since it would require rebuilding the plugin to support databases one way or another. Basically, ADDING a whole new plugin into the existing system, not just updating something...

    As such, read the last few comments here - This is a no-point-in-continuing plugin, so consider it dead.

  • Avatar of ehewlett ehewlett Jun 12, 2014 at 19:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Looking to replace Lockette, which my server is heavily invested in... Is this continuation still active and under development? completely backwards-compatible with Lockette? compatible with the latest CraftBukkit beta (1.7.9-R0.2)?

  • Avatar of thu2468 thu2468 Jun 01, 2014 at 08:48 UTC - 0 likes

    how to use deadbolt with towny? do i need to add another plugin? or is it already built in?


Date created
Sep 03, 2011
Last update
Jun 23, 2014
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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