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Permission level is used to describe permissions of a player or an command executor.

For example, in Bedrock Edition, /setmaxplayers can't be executed in a command block, because this command requires executor to have permission of level 3, while command blocks have permission of only 1 level.

Effect[]

Java Edition[]

level 1 - Player can bypass spawn protection.
level 2 - Player or executor can use more commands (see Commands) and player can use command blocks.
level 3 - Player or executor can use more commands.
level 4 - Player or executor can use all of the commands.

Bedrock Edition[]

In different levels, the corresponding command can be used by the player. All levels inherit commands from levels before them.

Definition[]

Java Edition[]

In Java Edition, permission level can be 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

  • A command block or a minecart with command block has permission level of 2.
  • The console of a server has permission level of 4.
  • A function has permission level of 2 (but it can be changed in server.properties).
  • For a player:
    • If the player is an op in dedicated server, their permission level is specified in ops file, and its default value is specified in server.properties.
    • If the player is in a singleplayer world or is the owner of a LAN world, and cheat is enabled, permission level is 4.[needs testing]
    • If the player is in a cheat-allowed LAN world, permission level is 4.
    • Otherwise, permission level is 0.

Bedrock Edition[]

In Bedrock Edition, permission level can be 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

  • A command block or a minecart with command block has permission level of 1.
  • The console of a server has permission level of 4.
  • A function as well as a script in Add-ons has permission level of 1.
  • For a player:
    • If in dedicated server, the player's "Operator Commands" option is enabled in the "Player Permission" screen, their permission level is 1 by default (which can be changed in server.properties).
    • If in a singleplayer world or a LAN world, the player's "Operator Commands" option is enabled in the "Player Permission" screen, permission level is 3.
    • Otherwise, the player's permission level is 0.[needs testing]

Note that permission level differs from level in pause menu screen and "Player Permission" screen in Bedrock Edition, which includes Visitor/Member/Operator/Custom. However, operator in singleplayer world must have command permission level of 3, because its Operator Commands is enabled. Similarly, visitors and members have a permission level of 0.

History[]

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Java Edition
1.14.4Pre-Release 4Added function-permission-level option that controls what permission level functions have.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Permission level" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

See also[]

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