Why does everyone use LuckPerms?

It’s unrivaled. We recommend the LuckPerms plugin for your server.

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LuckPerms is hands down the best permissions plugin for Minecraft servers. Created and maintained by developer lucko, its introduction in 2016 was a literal game-changer. Predecessors such as PermissionsEx and GroupManager contained several limitations or bugs which made picking a permissions plugin a lot like choosing between crippling contracts. Suddenly, trading better wildcard support for improved tab completion was no longer a concern.

LuckPerms did it all, and better.

Don’t let its simplistic logo and easy-to-read presentation fool you: the quality of code behind LuckPerms is among the best in its class. Its file size is kept small due to downloading dependencies for MySQL and some of its other 13 storage types while your server is running (source). You can even import other permission data if you made the unfortunate choice of using a competitor prior to LuckPerms. This information and more is readily available in the documentation on its official website, with questions answered in their thriving Discord server.

Larger communities and multi-server networks will have no trouble using LuckPerms as it was designed with these situations in mind. If you’re concerned about managing a significant amount of data then fret not, as the secure web editor makes this an absolute breeze. One thing to keep in mind is that Fabric servers cannot use LuckPerms with vanilla commands and some mods. The default group new players are assigned to is also a point of controversy – which is recognized in its own wiki page – but solutions are available if this behavior isn’t to your liking.

  • Presentation: 5/5
  • Documentation: 5/5
  • Usefulness: 5/5
  • Code quality: 5/5
  • Support: 5/5

This post was last updated February 13, 2022 11:10 pm EST

6 thoughts on “Why does everyone use LuckPerms?”

  1. What’s Happening im new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It absolutely useful and it has aided me out loads. I hope to contribute & assist other users like its helped me. Great job.

  2. Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked
    hard on. Any recommendations?


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