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  • Supports: 1.11
  • 12,695,119 Total Downloads
  • Updated Dec 15, 2016
  • Created Aug 25, 2011
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)
  • Newest File: PermissionsEx v1.23.4
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About PermissionsEx


PermissionsEx (PEX) is a new permissions plugin, based on Permissions ideas and supports all of its features. But PEX is more! It offers different backends, powerful ingame management, fine grained restrictions for world modification.

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Documentation (wiki)

Please use forum for help/discussions.


Current features

  • Support for UUIDs as of version 1.21
  • Several backend support. Currently bundled backends is File (YAML) and SQL (MySQL, SQLite). Also it's possible to add your own.
  • YAML backend, with new, fully rethinked, config schema. Now all user, groups and their permissions are stored in one file - permission.yml. File name can also be adjusted.
  • SQL backend, most delicious. Currently MySQL and SQLite supported, but other DB (like Postgre) are possible too. PEX deploys the DB scheme (tables and initial data) automatically. This means, that you only need to provide data on how to connect to the db, everything else PEX will handle by itself.
  • Flexible architecture and API - you can change a lot programmatically.
  • Rich chat/console command interface. You can do almost everything ingame. Command list below.
  • Modifyworld - Permission-based restrictions mechanism (we call it "modifyworld"), which provides the possibility to control players abilities, such as destroying/placing blocks, riding carts/boats or even getting spotted by mobs and much more. Available from its project page
  • Multigroup inheritance. User, as well as Group, can be member of several groups. And inherit their permissions, options and prefix/suffix.
  • Permissions based upon Regular Expressions. This mean you can use regular expressions. Example: modifyworld.blocks.(destroy|place).(3|12) - this permission allow place or destroy only sand (12) or dirt (3) blocks. There is still limitation on dot usage in your regexps - dots are escaped by default. Raw regex flag is also available and explained on the wiki.
  • Multiworld permissions. Just don't specify world and permission would work in any world.
  • Multiworld inheritance. You can inherit different groups in different worlds.
  • Perfomance friendly. Low-level caching helps a lot when you have 100+ online users
  • Promotional/Demotional system. You can assign ranks to groups and promote/demote users to higher/lower ranked group. NEW: new you can make serveral ranking ladders.
  • World-inheritance - permissions/option of one world can be inherited by another world.
  • Timed Permissions - you can give user permission only for some amount of time.
  • As of version 1.21.1, PermissionsEx automatically updates to keep you up to date with the latest bugfixes and new features. The automatic update functionality will only perform updates between minor releases (for example only 1.21.1->1.21.2, not 1.21.3->1.22). To disable it, set the updater option to false in plugins/PermissionsEx/config.yml.
  • Bukkit Permissions (SuperPerms) compatible.

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To disable error reporting, create a file called `report-disable` in the plugins/PermissionsEx folder. Note that enabling this option means you WILL NOT get any support for errors because the information published (permissions file, configuration, and versions) is essential to resolving issues.

Modifyworld is NO LONGER distributed with PermissionsEx. Download it from its project page

This release is only compatible with 1.8, 1.9 and above forks of Bukkit (but not SportBukkit due to major internal changes there). Tested using the Spigot 1.8 update.


  • Improve performance at the cost of removing per-user debug mode
  • Fix issue with UUID lookup in /pex user <user> group set <group>


  • Revert earlier changes in CachingData to fix some people's issues


Special thanks to PikachuEXE for their contributions to this release!

  • Fix timed groups check + possibly concurrent modification exception
  • Fix a few CMEs, other bugs
  • Fix rank ladder fetching
  • Preserve group position when swapping groups


  • Improve the error message presented when running this release on incompatible servers
  • Prevent duplicate attachments from being added to Permissibles -- fixes server lockups when repeatedly calling /pex reload
  • Correct error handling when commands present errors
  • Several performance tweaks
  • Improve compatibility with older versions of MySQL


  • Update for Guava changes in Spigot 1.8

- This release is not compatible with versions of Minecraft prior to 1.8
- Per-user debug mode is no longer supported

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