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Setup User

This page explains how you will assign root permissions to the server owner's steam id which grants special permissions, as well as protection from demotions or other potential abuse.
After the library is in working order; you need to register your steam id (server owner) as the root user on the server. In order to do this; you may select one of the two methods below and follow the instructions included.
Before picking your desired method; connect to your server using the steam account / id that is designated as the server owner.

❱ Method 1: Server-Side Console

Once you have launched garry's mod and joined your server; tab out of the game and access your server-side console. This typically will be located in your hosting providers' server control panel, or your srcds application window (if you're self-hosting on windows).
If you are unsure of how to access your server-side console; contact your host OR skip to Method 2.
Once you've located your server-side console, type the following command in:
console:
rlib.setup <playername>
For <playername>, do not include the brackets. You may also use your partial player name.
Example: If your in-game player name is John Doe; you may type the following in your server console:
console:
rlib.setup john
Once you've typed the command; you are free to press
After entering the command; you should see something similar to the following output in console:
example: server-side console
If you are presented with such a message; then you are done. You can either carry on with your normal business, or proceed to install the compatible addons for rlib that you've obtained from gmodstore.com.

❱ Method 2: In-Game

Launch garry's mod, join your server and open the in-game chat box by pressing the
key.
Type ?setup in chat and press
You should receive something similar to the following:
If you are presented with such a message; then you are done. You can either carry on with your normal business, or proceed to install the compatible addons for rlib that you've obtained from gmodstore.com.