I'm running a minecraft server, and I want players to be able to use commands like /spawn and /help without opping them. I've looked on MANY wikis and still, I have no idea how this thing works. i have downloaded group essentials, and I tried to set up the command, but it doesn't work. Here's the permissions I'm using for default players:

    default: true
    - essentials.spawn
    - essentials.helpop
    - essentials.help
    - essentials.rules
    - essentials.list
    - g:groupmanager_default
    - g:bukkit_default
    - g:essentials_default
    - g:towny_default
      prefix: '&e'
      build: false
      suffix: ''
  • Minecraft server permissions can be a mess. It would be great to have an updated, comprehensive answer to this question! So much of the information out there is either outdated, or too specific to be useful.
    – Josh B.
    Commented Sep 19, 2017 at 17:14

1 Answer 1


For the /help command, add the permissions minecraft.command.help and bukkit.command.help.

For the /spawn command, add the permission essentials.spawn.

If you want, here are the links to 2 wikis that list all the Essentials permissions and all the Minecraft permissions:

Default Minecraft Permissions

Essentials Permissions


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