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 codename_B codename_B Apr 18, 2012 at 10:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @DeadIntermediate: Go


    I see a version there that says 1.2.5

    I mean what even makes you ask this question? :/ "does 1.2.5 mean it's compatible with 1.2.5?"

    You may as well ask like... "is this a bukkit plugin?" or "does this use java?"

    Just... what makes you ask something like that?

    insert signature here

  • Avatar of DeadIntermediate DeadIntermediate Apr 18, 2012 at 10:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it compatible with 1.2.5?

  • Avatar of Blazex224 Blazex224 Apr 18, 2012 at 01:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @codename_B: Go

    Thanks, Really helped! :D

    Server Owner at EutopiaCraft


  • Avatar of codename_B codename_B Apr 17, 2012 at 21:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @Blazex224: Go

    Sure - you assign the relevant permission nodes to the group those players are in!

    For each plugin there will be a list of nodes and what they do: since it sounds like you don't know what you're doing and you can't build my diagnosis is you are using essentials.

    Here is a list of all commands and the relevant permission nodes for them.


    Just fyi - it's likely to be essentials.build to build - bPermissions doesn't handle antibuild.

  • Avatar of Blazex224 Blazex224 Apr 17, 2012 at 21:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, I am having a few problems with bPermissions, and would like some help. First off, I was wondering if there was a list of nodes anywhere, and that says what the nodes do. Second, (This is my biggest concern) I set up all of the groups and permissions for them, but when I activate the plugin, No one can build anywhere, and no one can do any commands, only server Ops can use commands and build. Could anyone tell me how to let players to build and use the commands I set for them?


  • Avatar of cakenson cakenson Apr 17, 2012 at 17:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @Entow: Go

    Thanks for the reply. I think you were right about the spacing but when I go to promote a user using /promote <user> <rank> I get That track (Corporal) does not exist. Could it be something in my track.yml?

  • Avatar of Entow Entow Apr 17, 2012 at 16:23 UTC - 1 like

    @cakenson: Go

    I looked at your groups.yml and noticed you have the "default: true" set for default, but do not need it there since you have "default: default" at the top. I don't know if that would cause a problem or not, so change that if this other thing doesn't work (delete EITHER default: default OR "default: true")

    It seems that the admin,default, and moderator groups are two spaces in when starting, and those are the default groups... and seeing as how your custom groups are only ONE space in, I'd assume that there is your problem. If something like spacing is off, the plugin won't load at all, or at least it didn't for me until I fixed the spacing issue. To fix it, simply edit your groups file and make sure all groups are two spaces in before stating the group name.

    To put it simply, just format EXACTLY like the default groups... even more simply would be to copy one of them fully, then just delete the unwante copied permissions, and change the name... thats what I did and I have these groups in my server, all fully functioning : (admin, moderator, default, citizen, noble, VIP, royalguard,).

  • Avatar of Entow Entow Apr 17, 2012 at 03:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @codename_B: Go

    nope, no global permissions. I have three worlds (world, Exploria, Faerenwell) and both Exploria as well as Faerenwell are inheriting all permissions via the "mirror" feature from the "world" plugins files. So I guess technically I am not using a global setup, but all worlds are mirroring one main world.

    PS, sorry for the late reply, I didn't think you would respond so fast so I went to bed, and I have been sick, so I slept all throughout today.

    Last edited Apr 17, 2012 by Entow
  • Avatar of cakenson cakenson Apr 16, 2012 at 21:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Trying to set up multiple ranks but having issues any help would be appreciated.

    group.yml located C:\minecraft\plugins\bPermissions\world


    tracks.yml located at C:\minecraft\plugins\bPermissions


  • Avatar of ryvix ryvix Apr 16, 2012 at 06:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there,

    I'm having a problem and was hoping someone could shed some light on it.

    I have bPermissions setup to use single mode. Lets say I have some groups and multiple tracks setup and I set some groups to be allowed to promote along certain tracks.

    However if someone tries to promote someone else who is in a group not in the tracks they are allowed to promote to, such as a higher rank, the user they try to promote will go into the first level of the track they entered, regardless if the user they tried to promote was in a higher rank or a different track.

    This can be used to demote people in higher ranks to the tracks the lower ranks are allowed to use.

    Am I doing something wrong or is this how it works for everyone and just some flaw in bPermissions? How can I prevent this?

    Thank you!


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