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Group Manager Tutorial! (Permissions Plugin)

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CGBrothers avatar CGBrothers
Level 53 : Grandmaster Lego Builder
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.

1 Update Logs

Permissions : by CGBrothers 10/17/2012 8:58:29 pmOct 17th, 2012

Added how to find permissions.

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11/14/2017 6:26 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Artist
bluefur10cat avatar
Everytime I do /list it says that even tho im in the group "Owner" it pops up as admin on /list?? Can you help with that
05/25/2016 2:41 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
Kharku avatar
instead of traineemod it should be Trial-Mod
04/30/2016 10:53 am
Level 1 : New Miner
abf avatar
thx!!! helped so much :)
07/03/2015 12:28 am
Level 1 : New Miner
I_Luv_Pie avatar
I try to Use /mangaddv Owner prefix [Owner] (to test) but When I say Testing, it only shows my name. How can I get it to show the Prefix?
07/03/2015 6:56 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Lego Builder
CGBrothers avatar
There could be a chat formatting issue going on. Check the Essentials Chat config incase it is not showing group prefixes. If that isnt the issue, I would need a plugin list to see if you have any possible compatability errors.
07/03/2015 7:28 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
I_Luv_Pie avatar
Also, When I logged in when I had Essentials, It said Essentials was running in Emergency mode... Wut?
07/03/2015 7:19 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
I_Luv_Pie avatar
I think it's cus my Essentials Chat wasn't working so I got rid of Essentials and uploaded Royal Commands. Would it work with Royal Commands?
07/05/2015 11:37 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Lego Builder
CGBrothers avatar
I am not sure. Essentials and GroupManager are written by the same crew, so they work the best together. Make sure you are downloading a pre-release build from Essentials - one that works on 1.8.7, and not something older. You may of downloaded and installed a much earlier version of essentials, forcing it to run in the emergency mode. Sorry for the late reply.
07/06/2015 8:17 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
I_Luv_Pie avatar
I got it to work, thx :)

I just have a minor problem with permissions :l
08/22/2014 1:41 am
Level 25 : Expert Architect
geothermal007 avatar
do you have all of the perms that you download into the Permissions folder, I once had all the perms but I deleted them etc. 
Thank you for your time
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