How to become an admin in ARK: Survival Evolved?

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Method 1

The following steps are necessary to promote an account to admin on an ARK: Survival Evolved Gameserver:

  • Start ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Connect to your Gameserver
  • Open the in-game console by pressing the "TAB" key
  • Enter enablecheats ADMINPASSWORD and press enter. The admin password can be viewed and changed in the "Settings->General" section of the Gameserver's Web Interface. To change your admin password you must stop your server first, change it, save the changes, and start the server. For the change to take effect.
    Ark Admin Passwort.png


Method 2

To permanently set yourself as an Admin on your ARK server, to save adding in the Password each play session.

  • Navigate to the Web interface of your server: How to Access your Web interface?
  • Stop your server
  • Navigate to your settings > general page
  • Scroll to the box labeled "Admins" as seen below.

Admins Box.png

  • You'll need to insert your STEAM_64_ID into it, which is a long number and can be found at this website:

Example: Steam64IDlookup.png

  • Once you have gotten your STEAM_64_ID insert it into the Admins Box as seen below, then click to save.

Steam 64 ID example.png

  • Start your server and you are now Admin.

Now you can use all the commands within the game and you will not have to enter the password to become an administrator every time you enter the server.


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