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How to grant yourself admin rights on CS:GO server

Last modified on 03 January 2024 in Counter-Strike
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Spartak Itskovich

Spartak Itskovich

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Why do you need administration?

A very straightforward question. Every server, even among friends, needs an administrator. For example, to change the map, game mode, or simply to experiment with various interesting and fun in-game commands. In the case of a public server, it is especially important because an administrator can monitor player behavior and promptly block cheaters. In this article, we will tell you how to grant admin privileges to yourself and your friends.


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How to grant admin rights on your CS:GO server?

1) You need to find out your SteamID. Open Steam, click on your account login in the top right, and select Account Details. In the new window, you will see your SteamID. Copy it.


SteamID is a unique identifier for each player on the Steam platform

2) Go to the folder with your CS:GO server and open the configs folder. It is located at the following path:


3) Find the admins_simple.ini file. Open it with Notepad or Notepad++.

4) In this file, enter the following line:

"Your SteamID" "access level" "password"


Access level 99:z grants the player the highest level of admin rights on the server. The last line is the password. If you don't want to use a password, do not include the third line with the password; only include your SteamID and the access level

5) Restart the server. Join it and try entering the command sm_admin in the console. If everything works, you will see the admin menu.

Now you know how to grant yourself administrator rights on your server, be careful. Make your Counter Strike server and play with GODLIKE

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