How to make your Minecraft server private using the Whitelist

Follow these simple steps to enable and use Minecraft's Whitelist feature. This will make your server private so only you and your friends can connect.

  1. First, login to the SMpicnic Control Panel and navigate to your Server Manager page.
  2. Click on the Console tab.

SMpicnic server manager showing console tab location

  1. To enable the Whitelist, enter the command whitelist on. Your server is now only accessible if your Minecraft username is added to the whitelist.
  2. To add a Minecraft player to your whitelist, enter the command whitelist add USERNAME into the console. Replace USERNAME with the player's Minecraft username.
  3. To remove a Minecraft player from your whitelist, type the command whitelist remove USERNAME into the console and also replace USERNAME with the player's Minecraft username.

Whitelist commands being used from the SMpicnic Console


Alternatively you can enable or disable the whitelist in the server.properties file using SMpicnic.

  1. Navigate to your Server Manager page and click on the Settings tab.

SMpicnic Server Manager showing Settings tab location

  1. Near the bottom of the page, set the Whitelist to Enabled.

The Whitelist enable location from the Settings tab

  1. Click Save Settings.
  2. Navigate back to your Server Manager page and then restart your server. Once your server has finished restarting, the whitelist will be enabled.

Save Settings location from the Settings tab

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