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I think it's a bit annoying to open up config.yml for permissions every time I want to add someone to the server. As default, no one has permissions to do anything, they need to be in the user group. Is there a way to do this through the in game console?

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You can use the following command to set a player's group with PermissionsBukkit:

/permissions player setgroup <player> <group>

So, this would set a player named Bob to the 'user' group:

/permissions player setgroup Bob user

Just make sure that you have the permissions.player.setgroup permission node set to true. You can also just use permissions.player.* or just permissions.* to get that permission as well.

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Maybe merge the two answers to create a 2 way solution? – Wijagels Oct 18 '12 at 1:45

I use a plugin called setrank to achieve this. There are two versions, one for PEX here

and one for bukkitperms here

(I think you want the second one)

It's quite easy to set up and use and if you want to let users buy ranks it can be configured (they use the /promo command)

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I have tried to use /permissions player setgroup, but it didn't work on my server. I suggest using /promote <player> for smaller servers. I also had to remove my whitelist/blacklist to make this plugin work.

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