How to Change an RCON Password in Counter-Strike 1.6

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RCON is used to remote-control all aspects of your "Counter-Strike 1.6"-dedicated server. Without your RCON password, you cannot have any management control over your server. As with any other program, it is good to regularly change your password for optimal security.

  • Log in to the CS Control Panel at the official "Counter-Strike" website.

  • Click on the "Game Servers" link on the top-left of the control panel page.

  • Click on the "Default Config Files" link and click the edit button next to the "server.cfg" file. Your server configuration file now loads on your screen.

  • Look for your RCON password within the configuration file. It is usually one of the first few entries at the top of the configuration file. It will be in the same format that you use to type it into the console: rcon_password "CurrentPassword."

  • Erase the current password and type in the new one. Remember that the password is case-sensitive. Click on "Save" and then close the control panel.

  • Restart your "Counter-Strike 1.6"-dedicated server for changes to take effect.

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