Project zomboid : i cant make myself and admin

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  • Drakexz

    Added the Label Project Zomboid
  • I'm having the same problem. I shut down the server, set my admin password, restarted the server and tried to log in as "admin" with my newly created password and it just kicks me back with an "incorrect username/password" error. I did everything the article says to do and its not working as described.

  • You can connect to your RCON and use the command 'setaccesslevel username admin' without the quotes and change the 'username' to the account username you used to join the server. Your RCON should be your server ip and server port and you can set the password for RCON in the servertest.ini file.

  • You can connect to your RCON and use the command 'setaccesslevel username admin' without the quotes and change the 'username' to the account username you used to join the server. Your RCON should be your server ip and server port and you can set the password for RCON in the servertest.ini file.

    is there a third party program I need in order to connect to rcon? Or is there a web interface?


    Edit: I was able to connect as admin using the method listed in the article, I just had to choose a password using numbers and letters, it wouldnt work using any special characters or symbols (like @ ! # $, etc)
    Would still like more info on how to connect via rcon though! Sounds super helpful to be able to feed commands directly into the server console!

  • I got mine to work by setting the admin password to something just lowercase letters, then logged into the game ad username: admin password: password, I literally just set the admin password to "password" and it let me log in as the admin. I know thats not secure but I'm only playing with some close friends and I know no one on the server will abuse it. Definitely not a option if youre hosting a public server, but that was how I got it to work

  • I got mine to work by setting the admin password to something just lowercase letters, then logged into the game ad username: admin password: password, I literally just set the admin password to "password" and it let me log in as the admin. I know thats not secure but I'm only playing with some close friends and I know no one on the server will abuse it. Definitely not a option if youre hosting a public server, but that was how I got it to work

    hmm well probably not going to work but i will give it a shot

  • I got mine to work by setting the admin password to something just lowercase letters, then logged into the game ad username: admin password: password, I literally just set the admin password to "password" and it let me log in as the admin. I know thats not secure but I'm only playing with some close friends and I know no one on the server will abuse it. Definitely not a option if youre hosting a public server, but that was how I got it to work

    well it didnt work

  • All I can say is it worked for me. Make sure you are fully shutting the server down before you try to update the admin password.

    Even after you hit the stop server button it takes like a minute for it to actually shut down, you see the "shutting server down..." message for a while before it actually goes offline. Then you type in a new admin password in the General Settings section, hit "save changes" at the bottom. Give it a few seconds to actually save and update before you start the server back up.


    when you get to the initial login screen here make sure you're logging in as "admin" with the simple password you chose


    this is the method that worked for me, logged in as good ol' Adam Admin :D