Permissions Cog Reference¶
How it works¶
When loaded, the permissions cog will allow you to define extra custom rules for who can use a command.
If no applicable rules are found, the command will behave normally.
Rules can also be added to cogs, which will affect all commands from that cog. The cog name can be found from the help menu.
Rules set for subcommands will take precedence over rules set for the parent commands, which
lastly take precedence over rules set for the cog. So for example, if a user is denied the Core
cog, but allowed the
[p]set token command, the user will not be able to use any command in the
Core cog except for
In terms of scope, global rules will be checked first, then server rules.
For each of those, the first rule pertaining to one of the following models will be used:
Text channel (parent text channel in case of invocations in threads)
Roles, highest to lowest
Server (can only be in global rules)
In private messages, only global rules about a user will be checked.
Setting Rules From a File¶
The permissions cog can also set, display or update rules with a YAML file with the
[p]permissions yaml command. Models must be represented by ID. Rules must be
false for deny. Here is an example:
COG: Admin: 78631113035100160: true 96733288462286848: false Audio: 133049272517001216: true default: false COMMAND: cleanup bot: 78631113035100160: true default: false ping: 96733288462286848: false default: true
[p]play command to approved server(s) as a bot owner:
[p]permissions setdefaultglobalrule deny play [p]permissions addglobalrule allow play [server ID or name]
[p]play command to specific voice channel(s) as a serverowner or admin:
[p]permissions setdefaultserverrule deny play [p]permissions setdefaultserverrule deny "playlist start" [p]permissions addserverrule allow play [voice channel ID or name] [p]permissions addserverrule allow "playlist start" [voice channel ID or name]
Allowing extra roles to use
[p]permissions addserverrule allow cleanup [role ID]
[p]cleanup from being used in channels where message history is important:
[p]permissions addserverrule deny cleanup [channel ID or mention]