Inactive [ADMN/DEV] Permissions 3.1.6 - The Plugin of Tomorrow [935]

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    Permissions 3.1.6 (Yeti)

    Latest Stable (3.1.6) : Full Zip | Main Jar Only | SQL Interface Jar Only

    Previous Versions:
    3.1.5 (JAR|SQL) | 3.1.4 (JAR|SQL) | 3.1.3 (JAR|SQL) | 3.1.2 (JAR|SQL) | 3.1.1 (JAR) | 3.1 (JAR) | More older versions

    Feel free to comment and give suggestions.


    • Revamp commands
    Known plugins that cause IllegalAccessError(s):

    • Help (not fixed yet)
    Temp Fix for IAEs (open)

    1. Open Help's JAR with 7zip.
    2. Find MANIFEST.MF (it can be in the root folder or in the META-INF folder, or both).
    3. Open the MANIFEST.MF file in a text editor
    4. Look for a line that starts with "Class-Path:".
    5. Delete "Permissions.jar" from that line.
    6. Save the manifest.
    7. 7zip will prompt you to save changes back into the archive. Accept.
    8. Restart server.

    Plugin Authors: How to hook into Permissions

    Due to @TheYeti being busy in RL for now, I have created a new thread for Permissions 3.x. TheYeti is still part of the Permissions team.

    Permissions... Reborn.
    This is a continuation of the work that was originally done by Nijikokun. All original credit goes to them as without their work this plugin would not have been possible. This plugin does not provide any commands or additional functionality beyond what is described in this post. That means that you need another plugin to provide colored names, chat prefixes, and op commands such as /give and /time.​

    The Permissions Team

    The team consists of myself @rcjrrjcr and @TheYeti currently with contributions from @Nijikokun as well on occasion. There are also several other members of the community who frequently assist with providing code changes, bug fixes, patches, support, feedback, and beta testing. Special thanks to @flames and the Dynmap & Wormhole X-Treme teams for the hosting of Permissions on their Jenkins server.

    What's new in 3.x?

    Taken from the GitHub page:
    1. In-game commands. For a long time, users have been pestering, nagging, demanding and/or screaming for an way to manage Permissions via commands. Now, in 3.0, in-game commands are available to manage permissions and groups.
    2. SQL storage. This allows web interfaces to manage Permissions by updating the SQL database Permissions uses.
    3. Promotion/demotion tracks. With a simple command, users can be promoted/demoted along a preconfigured track, allowing RP servers with ranks to promote the player along a class track and other possibilities.
    4. Multigroup.
    5. Weightage. Plugins are able to compare users via their weight, which is inherited from their groups. For example, SlapPlugin can check if Player A is higher-weighted than Player B when A tries to slap B (Not IRL, obviously).
    6. Improved world mirroring. Config files are now split into a group file and a user file. Also, by editing storageconfig.yml, you can configure the mirroring of entire worlds, or just its users/groups. You also do not have to create files for worlds that mirror another world. Also, two different worlds can use different storage types, like YAML and SQL.
    7. Global permissions. Instead of having to resort to cross-world group inheritance, now all worlds inherit groups and users from the global permissions file. Also, the inherited groups/users can be overridden via editing the specific world's file.
    Upgrading from 2.x to 3.x

    I have written a guide on GitHub. This demonstrates how to convert 2.x-style configs to 3.0. The YAML-to-SQL converter are still in testing, but it can be downloaded from here. It's written in Perl. @Zgred has created a web version of the script located here. @omgneeq is working on an Web UI for SQL databases (Sorry about the previous statement that he was making a converter.)​

    Install (open)
    For the admins

    In case you missed the link above, the Setup Guide on GitHub will help you quite a bit

    Samkio has updated his tutorial for P3:

    First thing that you will need to do is download the plugin. Place it in your plugins/ folder and unzip it. This should create the folder Permissions and a Permissions.jar file in your plugins folder. Next, go into Permissions/ and create a folder named the same as your world. So if your world name from is Foo you will need to create the folder plugins/Permissions/Foo. You MUST rename it to whatever your world's name is or it will not work.

    Note, if you have your server maps all saved into a single directory then the initial setup will be somewhat different. Say your maps are arranged in the main directory like so: bukkit/mapfolder/world1, bukkit/mapfolder/world2, etc. Then inside of the plugin/Permissions directory you will need to create a folder called mapfolder and inside of that put the directories containing users.yml and groups.yml in there.

    Next, you will need to go in and add yourself to the users, just replace the user that is in there with your name. Make any other modifications that you need to. While making modifications make sure that you do NOT use tabs. These will break the YAML format and cause issues. Instead, each indent should be four spaces. If you want people who aren't in the Admin group to be able to reload the permissions plugin you need to give them 'permissions.reload' permissions within the config file.

    Permissions gives server admins great control, mostly in-game reloading. More info about commands can be found here.

    FAQ (open)


    [Q] What is with the version numbers? I can't keep up, it seems like every time I look there is a new version!
    [A] I use the GNU versioning system for my version numbers. So what this means is the version number should be read as Major.Minor.Revision. So for version 2.5.2 this would mean it is the 2nd Major version, the 5th Minor release in this version, and the 2nd revision. I tend to release bug fixes and anything that doesn't add functionality or will not break things as revisions. So generally you should be safe with just watching the major & minor numbers and only getting the revision if it fixes a bug specific to you. Technically 2.5.2 should have been released as 2.6 as it did add functionality, but this was below even a minor change so I released it as a revision.

    [Q] I am getting an error that it can't pass BLOCK_PLACED or BLOCK _BREAK events to Permissions. Fix it!
    [A] That's not a question. The reason why it can't place these is probably because the syntax of your Permissions file is all whacked out, or it is a different world and you don't have a config file for that world.

    [Q] What am I suppose to name the config file?
    [A] You need to name it the same as your world. So if you look in at "level-name" you will see a world name there. Rename your config file to the same thing as that. Make sure you keep the .yml extension at the end.

    [Q] Permissions are broken. Why can no one use commands? Why am I not an admin?
    [A] First off, make sure that your formatting is correct. Look at the format that the default config file uses. Yours should look like that. Do NOT use tabs. Use 4 spaces (IE. " " <-- Four of those things.). Also, whichever group you give the permission '*' to, do not have that group inherit permissions from anyone else. That is called overloading and it will break things. Also, this.

    [Q] Which one am I suppose to download and unzip to install this?
    [A] Download the main package, not the JAR only. Unzip the ZIP file. The JAR only downloads are simply there for people who are UPGRADING and do not need the default config file.

    [Q] I have done all of this and this doesn't work! I'm going back to GroupManager!
    [A] Well, there is probably the problem. Make sure that you delete EssentialsGroupManager.jar and EssentialsGroupBridge.jar as these don't play well with Permissions and will cause headache.

    [Q] When are you going to add <blah> <feature/command> into this already? You suck! Do what I want NAU PL0X!
    [A] Feature requests should be posted on the GitHub tracker. Stupid suggestions like adding teleportation functionality and other less ludicrous stuff will be rejected.

    • 3.1.6
      • Major fixes.
      • Simplify tracks
    Changelog (open)

    • 3.1.5
      • Fix several minor bugs.
      • Autoconvert 2.x/GM format (only works if you split them into groups.yml and users.yml, but leave the rest untouched)
    • 3.1.4
      • Fix YAML locking bugs.
    • 3.1.3
      • Fix another SQL data and inheritance issue.
    • 3.1.2
      • Fix SQL data issues.
      • Added user/group name autocomplete
      • Separated SQL interface into separate plugin
    • 3.1.1
      • Fix prefix/suffix issues.
      • Added ON UPDATE CASCADE to the SQL foreign [/SIZE]
    • 3.1
      • Tons of fixes.
    • 3.0.6
      • Fix SQLite issues due to misimplementation of methods.
    • 3.0.5
      • Fix cache-related NPEs
      • Fixed quoted worlds (thanks again @Jeyge !)
    • 3.0.4
      • Fix LinkageError caused by ServiceManager not unloading the PermissionHandler class.
      • Added cache
      • Fix index not being incremented when promoting (thanks @Jeyge !)
    • 3.0.3
      • Fixed another getGroup bug.
    • 3.0.2
      • Fixed getGroup bug.
    • 3.0.1
      • Fixed some NPE bugs.
    • 3.0
      • Total overhaul of Permissions. Adds many new features (see What's new in 3.0?).
    • 2.7.4
      • Added overload of has() and permissions() for plugin devs
    • 2.7.3
      • Fixed negate node add/remove bug.
    • 2.7.2
      • Fix for small subtle bug introduced in last minor version.
    • 2.7.1
      • Commit by DThielke to fix several bugs with programmatic modifications of user permissions.
    • 2.7
      • Further commits by rcjrrjcr
        • Removed negatedNode checks
        • Temp fix for NULL issue
        • WorldConfigurationModification to save only modified configs
        • Fix for cache problems

    Credits (open)

    Nijikokun - Without their original work this plugin would not be possible.​
    All of the members of the community that regularly provide support in this thread for Permissions​
    Rigby, Kainzo, DThielke, GoMySQL, sk89q, RightLegRed - For hanging out with me in IRC, tons of testing, and pushing me to improve on the code constantly and make changes to make this plugin constantly better and better, and in general being entertaining.​
    Everyone else on here and in IRC who provides support, feedback, assistance, plugins that have continued to support and integrate this, and in general makes my life a bit easier, THANK YOU!​

    I would like to thank Joy , jamesg and omgneeq for staying in #permissions for long periods of time to test out 3.0, and help me find many coding mistakes I made, patiently waiting for the next build while I fixed the bugs. I appreciate SvenBrnn 's and GoMySQL(Geoff Winans on this forum) 's help that allow me to design and code the SQL interface, and the HeroCraft coding team for providing support and some priceless IRC quotes (Dgco). Also, I would like to thank Lycano for helping me in many different aspects. Last but not least, I would like to thank Nijikokun and TheYeti for developing P2, which was one of my core plugins when I was still a 14-year-old server admin that didn't understand Java, and was the base for 3.0. Without these people, 3.0 would never be possible.​

    If after reading through all of that you are still having issues do one of two things. If it is a provable bug, and you have things like screenshots or copies of startup, steps to reproduce, your craftbukkit build and the version this is running along with your config files then submit the bug on the issue tracker. If it is general help or support you are needing then post a reply to this thread and someone will try to help you.

    Old thread: Permissions v2.7.4
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    is it sometimes some plugins dont work with it?
    what do u use for protection? or what do you recommend?
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    if you're both admins, your user files shouldn't have the extra - '*' permissions. It doubles up the permissions you get from being in the admins group and negates everything. I'm not sure if this would also effect building in general, but try that to begin with. Do you have any errors popping up in the console when trying to run permissions?
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    Yeah, there is errors. So get rid of the '*'?
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    protection? like... people blowing stuff up with TNT or Creepers? or just so no one messes with your stuff?

    if it's explosions I'd recommend HigherExplosives. you can manipulate all the explosion properties fairly easily. make sure to read all the posts, as some of the information hasn't made it into their OP yet. You can also merely set TNT/Creeper explosions to not damage terrain and leave it at that.

    if it's general 'dont mess with this', I'd say WorldGuard, although that takes alot of learning to get working from what I've read. I plan on eventually adding WorldGuard to my server, as it's a very powerful tool, I just haven't given myself enough time to try it out yet.

    edit: I skipped answering the first part of your question, sorry. Not all plugins use permissions, it's up to them if they want to. any plugins that do use permissions can be negated though, so if there is a node they talk about that does something, and you don't want certain people to have it, you can do so.

    yes, get rid of the - '*' in the users.yml file under your 2 names.

    post the errors and lets see what they are. they should be in your server.log in your server's folder.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 9, 2018
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    Everything worked when I recompiled the new, fixed version from github with #928, even YAML. I have SQL fully working, and if anyone wants to know what to do or needs help, I'm willing.
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    will this work on 860?
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    This is definately going to be of great use to me, thanks for all the effort put into this! I just wanted to know if there was a remote way of editing player permissions, like a mod, or command?
  9. Can someone post here a working link of the latest version ?
    The main link is not available anymore.
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    Hi I just wanted to say that I want to make up a new server and I cant download the permissions folder as the domain has expired -.- can u please do somethin about this
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    That did not fix it, yes i deleted GlobalGroups and GlobalUsers, im still getting same stupid error, Unable to load permissions ...
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    Suddenly stopped working for me, I think #928 has broken it :/
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    928 broken it yes
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    Can somebody please post a users config yml they use? global i mean. i am trying to get this running on my server and the instructions say "look at the default layout of the config and follow that" however, every single file except users yml are blank, and users yml just contains {}

    The old version of permissions was different so i can't use it the same way and i am really getting frustrated with this, as there is no visible help!

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    Btw, if you update to b933, permissions commands (e.g. the /permissions -.reload all) and all these things work again.
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    Where? I don't see it on the wiki...
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    Cant download it
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    Please, upload on dropbox or something better!
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    Thanks a ton. 933 is working great.
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    @Xom nice!! that working ! thanks you man, just searching about that before the out of permissions 3.x !
    Do you know the permission node to let moderators do that ?

    I was not asking for tracks on 928, im on 860. Just confirm to others, that dont work with it and yaml ^^
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    An old version works (not the commands but groups works)... It don't know wich version it is, but the date of the file is dated of 23 June...
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    933 !!! :D YAY!
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    hi f0lks

    first post, and well i am a bit stuck here... :/
    forgive me if i got something wrong in general!

    i did install exactly as the tutorial /video and github.
    in the first place when i joined my "local" server i had no permissions.

    actually.. i know its not meant to be like it, but it just works only this way, my GlobalGroups looks like

    in my "world" folder directly under permissions

    and users.yml

    installed plugins:


    i join my server and i am NOT able to use any command:

    BUT working commands are:
    all worldedit related stuff
    even the selction tool is working (client sided GUI)

    if i got it right EVERYTHING should work because of the '*'
    but if i just add '*' to my user (docsen) nothing works at all, i even cant simply mine sand nor place a block (like no building rights).

    if i add the
    - worldedit.*
    - dc*
    - '*'
    it works. for worldedit commands.. *like i wrote above* but not for the minecraft basics.

    where might i understand something wrong?!?!?
    sorry.. i try to work it out for some days now..

    just started over again with a "clean" server and these two plugins, and just world and world_nether.

    ANY advice would be nice ;)

    ps: the formatting gots lost with quotes.. i am using YAML parser to countercheck everything.. just for info ;) no errors in parsing so far
  27. Permissions creates group.yml and users.yml in /plugins/permissions/
    however, the help file only mentions the ones in the worldname dirs and the global ones...
    also, I symlinked every single instance of groups and users to the global ones... but users in the default group still can't do nothing... and only Admins can use, despite the groups.yml (in which it's listed at Default)

    what am I doing wrong?
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    the domain where you put your downloads has been expired yesterday, please re-upload it somewhere else?

    thank u :)
  29. see the reposts above, please
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    At the moment of posting, GitHub wasn't showing activity.
    There was only a minor change a few days back, and another weeks back.
    There's no need to get your panties all in a twist whenever someone asks a question.

    It's very reasonable to ask about the status of a project when it's showing significant inactivity.
    Fortunately it seems some progress is being made in the last 24 hours.
    Let's hope some of the big outstanding issues will finally be addressed.
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    I get this weird error on start up.
    Might not be able to read it much >.<
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