Group Manager Tutorial! (Permissions Plugin)

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Hello! This is yet another one of my server tutorial blogs, and today we will talk about Group Manager.
Group Manager is a extremely flexible permissions plugin, and easy to use. Its commands are simple and short, easy to remember. Unlike PEX.

How to Install GroupManager
Group Manager is run and updated by the Essentials Crew! here's the link:
Here's where you'll find the link:
Once you download that, you should receive a .jar file. Now, open up your server folder (I am showing pictures of my host, volt-host.com. Your files should be named the same, mine will just look prettier.)
So, open up your plugins folder:
Once your in there, copy and paste your .jar file into your folder. Or look for the upload button if you use a online host, like me. When you are done, it should look like this:
Then, reload your server (If you dont have bukkit, restart it. The command in bukkit is /reload and the alias is /rl.)
Now, you should have this:
Along with this:
If you have both of those, you have successfully installed Group Manager. Lets start making groups.
Ok, now we need to learn the commands of Group Manager.

Group Manager Meanings
Group Manager's command have simple meanings. Every command will start with /man for manager, basically the basic command of Group Manager. the letter following that, either u or g, stand for user and group. So, this means:
/manu (Manager, user)
then, after that is what you want to do. So if I did add, after /manu, we get this:
/manuadd (manager, user, add.)
This tells the manager to add the user to a group.
So we would use the command such as:
/manuadd derp123 Moderator
Time to show you the commands.

Group Manager Commands, and what they do.
The basic command for group manager is /manuadd. This lets you change which group a player is in. So,
/manuadd derpyderp moderator would add derpyderp to the rank Moderator.
"OK, cool. I can add players to the groups I don't have."
Actually, Group Manager add default ranks. One of the only commands that do not start with man, is /listgroups.
You should have: Owner, Admin, Moderator, Default, Builder, then alot of ones that are like G:(something here) those g:(somethinghere)'s are global groups. Basically, if you have a second creative world, that group will transfer over. These can only be used in inheritances, which I will show you in a minute.
The next important command is /mangadd this just creates a group. So, /mangadd Co-Owner would create the group Co-Owner. There really isnt much else to it.
"COOL! I got ranks that dont have titles or anything!"
Yup, on to our next important command. The variable command.
/mangaddv (stands for variable) (prefix/suffix)
*Notice, anything in '()' that are in a command, are not important to the actual command, its just nifty info.*
So, if we did /mangaddv Owner prefix &0&o[&4&oOwner&0] &f&o will give my personally favorite title for owner:
*Yes, I do own a server. It is currently PRIVATE while I build the map and do configurations.*
Now, for all you people who know latin out there, prefix means before the word/phrase, and suffix means after. So yes, you can add suffixes, but they do not look very good and I do not advise using them.
So lets make a list of what we know so far: (except for me, I know EVERYTHING, MUAHAHAHA)
Add players to groups,
Add groups,
Add variables.

Now earlier, I talked about inheritances. When you inherit something from someone, you inherit whatever they assigned to you, typically their title and wealth. In Group Manager, its commands. So lets say I have two ranks, Owner and Admin (And I did not give Owner star perms [*Star perms are permissions to everything...]) And Admin has all essentials permission and owner has every permission except for essentials. If I typed this:
/mangaddi (I for inherit) Owner Admin, all the commands Admins have will be given to the Owner also. This also lets you use the /manpromote and /mandemote command. (just follows inheritances. So if it went Member>Mod>Admin>Owner, and those all inherit the prior, then you could just type /manpromote noob [who is a member] and they would be made a moderator)
"Cool, I can add groups, make titles, add inheritances, and move members. But my groups dont have any permissions!"
All you need to do is /mangaddp (for permission) . And your done.

**Just a quick comment, I kinda took it for granted that you would understand the differences between U and G, del and add. If you did /manuaddp it would add a permission to a player, and then if you replace add with del, it will remove the permission/group/variable.**

These are just quick, easy nonessential commands that you may use:
/manglistp check if a group has a certain permission.
/manglistv " " variable
/mangcheckv(andp) checks if group has certain prefix.

These are all the important commands. Remember that you can switch out G for U in every command, and the same with add and del. You can now start your own permissions set up.

Ok. Your all set and ready to go. Just one last thing....

See, most people would just tell you the commands and then let you fail. But I won't :) If your completely new to this whole thing, heres a quick list of ranks that I would have along with prefixes. YW <3
Owner &0&o[&4&oOwner&0&o] &f&o
Co-Owner &0[&4Co&0-&4Owner&0] &f
HeadAdmin &4[HeadAdmin] &f
Admin &c[Admin] &f
TraineeAdmin &8[TraineeAdmin] &f
HeadMod &1[HeadMod] &f
Moderator &9[Moderator] &f
TraineeMod (I still have not found a very good name for this rank. Comment on any ideas?)
TraineeMod &b[TraineeMod] &f
Default &6[Default] &f

Quick Extra that someone requested:
How to find permission nodes.
Every plugin will list their permission nodes. I promise. It will just be on the front page. Here is a example; in the ScheduledAnnouncer2 plugin (located here: ScheduledAnnouncer2)
(Sorry for the length, but most plugins will have 20+ permission nodes.)
See how the permissions are shown? And what I circled shows you where the rest of them are.
SO: /mangaddp Admin announce.moderate gives the admin rank announce.moderate.

So there is what I would do. I would also recommend permissions, but I cant do everything especially since I do not know what plugins you will use. Thank your for reading this, I know it was long, and I tried to add pictures so you wouldnt be too bored. I hope I helped, PM me with absolutely any question (even if you need to know that Guanine is paired with Cytosine, and Thymine is paired with Adenine.) Haha. Bye guys.
Tags:GroupManager, Help, Plugin, Plugins, Pemissions, Tutorial

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Level 1
New Network
March 14, 2014, 8:29 pm

MY group manager wont work when i try
adding permisson like
/mangaddp default essentials.help

Level 41
Master Architect
April 14, 2014, 8:45 pm

Can you give me the specific error report? Sorry for getting back so late

Level 1
New Miner
February 28, 2014, 6:02 pm

doesent work for me it dosent say [Owner] Player name its just <Player Name>

Level 41
Master Architect
April 14, 2014, 8:46 pm

Did you directly copy anything? When I say <player name> I mean replace the whole bit "<player name>" with the player's name. So:

/manuadd <playername> <groupname>

will be this when you type it in:

/manuadd ZombehPig2 Default

Those are just example names/groups.

Level 1
New Miner
February 8, 2014, 9:34 pm

how do i get the jar i just get the folder not any jar?

Level 41
Master Architect
April 14, 2014, 8:46 pm

Are you on Mac?

Level 1
New Miner
January 29, 2014, 3:46 pm

when i do /mangaddp should i put a slash before the command or what?

Level 41
Master Architect
January 29, 2014, 4:23 pm

Depends. If you are doing this via the server console, it is just "mangaddp "

If you are doing this in the game (like if you are OP) it is "/mangaddp "

If you type that exactly (What is within the " " but not the actual ") then it will work.

The MC Krew
Level 1
New Explorer
January 16, 2014, 12:40 pm

What are the commands for deleting the prefix's?

Level 41
Master Architect
January 19, 2014, 9:37 am

/mandelv prefix

Level 3
Apprentice Modder
December 11, 2013, 11:44 am

What perms do admins get?

Level 41
Master Architect
December 11, 2013, 2:07 pm

Like I said in this blog, I wont be telling players the permission nodes that groups should have.
This is because of the large amount of variety between plugins, you can have many different plugins or none of the same with a list I produce.

Level 41
Master Architect
December 11, 2013, 2:08 pm

But generally admins would get all commands to kick, mute, ban, jail, teleport, change gamemode, maybe worldedit/voxelsniper, I mean its really up to you

Level 19
Journeyman Architect
November 6, 2013, 3:53 pm

is there any way i can give people like two prefixes? I would like donators to keep there ranks but still show that they are donator, so it might look like [$][Member]nammerbom when they are donator instead of just being [Member]nammerbom. is there a way i can do this?

Level 41
Master Architect
November 6, 2013, 5:11 pm

Sure, if you are using buycraft or another automated minecraft donation plugin, just have it execute the command /manuaddv prefix [$][Member]
What that will do is just replace their current prefix (So the member prefix) with that, resulting in them having the same rank yet with that little extra [$] infront of it.
Another way:
If you want to to be an actual group, lets call this group Donator.
Just /mangaddv Donator prefix [$][Member]
It will give the desired effect and you will have a whole nother rank to add permissions and such too.

If you have any more questions, PM me. If we cant get it working over PMC, I will log onto your server to help you if necessary. Good luck

Level 19
Journeyman Architect
November 7, 2013, 1:40 pm

sweet thanks :D

Level 41
Master Architect
November 7, 2013, 3:22 pm

Of course! If you need any more help, feel free to ask :)

Level 1
New Miner
November 1, 2013, 1:33 pm

I'm a bit confused, when I created the groups, they automatically came with their own prefixes in just a gray colour, is there any way I can delete these default prefixes to add my own? please respond

Level 1
New Miner
October 11, 2013, 4:53 am

QUOTE: TraineeMod (I still have not found a very good name for this rank. Comment on any ideas?)

What do you think about "JuniorMod", "SeniorMod" and so on?

BTW, nice tutorial...

Level 41
Master Architect
October 11, 2013, 5:50 am

Thanks! Thats not a bad suggestion.

Level 1
New Miner
August 14, 2013, 11:35 pm

people cant talk on my server with out op can someone help me and these are the plugins i got i also got a omgserv free server.
AutoMessage ChestShop Essentials EssentialsAntiBuild EssentialsChat EssentialsGroupBridge EssentialsGroupManager EssentialsProtect EssentialsSpawn Factions Jobs Lockette LogBlock Modifyworld WorldBorder WorldEdit WorldGuard iConomy
[size=small]i really need help so someone tell he what to do.[/size]

Level 1
New Miner
October 21, 2013, 2:13 pm

Hey man try this,

- modifyworld.*
- modifyworld.chat

you probably already have the - modifyworld.*
but - modifyworld.chat is needed for people to speak.
Make sure you look through your config files to find something that talks about OP and set it to false.
I can not remember exactly what it says but I do believe it is in essential config

Farseer Caltair
Level 5
Apprentice Engineer
July 29, 2013, 9:25 pm

I think ModInTraining would be good!

Level 1
New Miner
June 20, 2013, 2:38 pm

Hey i have a Server do you think you can set it up for me the groupmanager ? plz relpy or if you see this email me [email protected]

Level 1
New Miner
March 9, 2013, 5:47 am

super helpful man! thanks! could you make a tutorial with permissions you would have for certain groups? that would be amazing.

Level 41
Master Architect
March 12, 2013, 7:21 pm

What, like for example that Owner would have '*' (All permissions)
And like admin would have most of essentials commands and stuff? I would love too, but the only problem is plugins. For example, your server might have a plugin (For example, Heroes) but if I did a tutorial I would not include Heroes permissions. Another problem, with heroes it comes with customizable permission nodes. But I can do it for the basics, like World Guard, World Edit, Essentials, Factions? Is that what you want?

Level 1
New Miner
March 17, 2013, 6:50 pm

yeah that would be amazing. i can handle the tiny commands with most smaller plugins, but i dont feel like setting up a ton of commands, as i dont have the time with all the homework i've gotten recently.

Level 11
Journeyman Archer
January 31, 2013, 5:10 pm

Thx for tutorial :) Really helped Check out my mod ---> http://www.planetminecraft.com/mod/mitebone-stuffmod-forge-147/ Thx Again! (i also gave u a diamond)

Level 5
Apprentice Explorer
December 4, 2012, 6:27 pm

TestMod would be nice :)

Level 41
Master Architect
December 5, 2012, 3:52 am

Kinda has a rough sounding name though... Thanks for the suggestion!

Level 5
Apprentice Explorer
December 5, 2012, 2:01 pm

NP :)

Level 33
Artisan Dragonborn
October 17, 2012, 5:30 pm

Hey great work i will diamond but could you look at my tutorial?


Level 41
Master Architect
October 17, 2012, 5:43 pm

I liked it, and added a little comment :P For your 'plugin guides' part, you should link it here. Mainly because their tut is just them putting down commands. Mine shows detailed uses, etc.

Level 33
Artisan Dragonborn
October 17, 2012, 5:56 pm

Level 41
Master Architect
October 17, 2012, 6:04 pm

Ill look into those in a second, I am tackling the Essentials Installation and Configuration tutorial.

Level 1
New Miner
October 15, 2012, 6:27 pm

I read this for the lulz although I already know how to work GroupManager.
I expected this to be crappy along those other tuts.
I can tell you put a lot of effort into it.
Diamonds for you.

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