I have a virtual machine hosted on Microsoft Azure that is running Ubuntu 18.04. I setup a Valheim dedicated server on it using LinuxGSM. According to this guide, you need to create an "adminlist.txt" file and add the Steam 64 ID of the users you wish to be an administrator on the server. The guide then says the file needs to go into the root directory of the server, but I can't figure out where exactly this is.

I tried placing the text file in /home/<serverUsername>/ as well as /home/<serverUsername>/serverfiles, but I was still not an admin within the game (this is after restarting the server as the guide claims). Where does the text file need to be placed on a Ubuntu installation of a Valheim dedicated server?

  • To edit your server's root directory, you will have to set an admin password, login as admin, then change directory to /-this is the root directory. Try putting the adminlist.txt file there.
    – user79161
    Mar 5, 2021 at 19:45
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    @user79161 I think when the guide said "root directory of the server", they mean the base directory of the Valheim Server, not root of the machine, which I believe is what you are suggesting.
    – Timmy Jim
    Mar 5, 2021 at 21:22

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It goes in the default install directory for your server, which on Linux is /home/${username}/.config/unity3d/IronGate/Valheim/

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