I have a server and I want to be able to add people to my whitelist from inside the server so that I dont have to restart the server though when I type in what I have to:

/whitelist add username_of_person_to_add

It just says that I dont have permission even though I am a level in the OP.json file

I have tried changing the level that I am an OP though it hasn't helped

  • You need to add yourself as op from the server console or ops.txt (I think) before you can use commands like /whitelist
    – MBraedley
    Apr 19, 2014 at 14:32
  • Are you using any permissions plugins or vanilla Minecraft? Some more detail about your server setup would be very helpful and assist in getting the question answered.
    – Ian Lewis
    Apr 25, 2014 at 16:28

2 Answers 2


One thing you can do is type in console is "whitelist add username"

If you can not do that,


Create a group,

    default: false
    build: true
    - '*'

If you create a group set it to false If you want only certain people to have it or true if anyone can have it.

In console type "pex user add [USERNAME] group add Admin"

If you do not have that try /reload


I managed to do it with the same code though in the gui

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