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Can you lock it?

Some things in the world of Wurm can't be locked and some things can. This guide will show you which is which.

Permissions and security are a complex subject. Knowing if an item can or cannot be locked can eliminate needless frustration in your journey towards crafting your perfect security setup.

Generally, anything that can be locked is a container but not all containers can be locked. Simply put, a container is an item that can hold other items inside. The backpack you were given when you entered the World of Wurm was your first container, (and is an example of a container that can't be locked.) The table below attempts to list every type of container available to you, if you can lock it and how. Vehicles, boats, structures, rooms in structures, fences and mines are considered containers for the purpose of this guide as they all can hold something else inside which you may wish to secure.

How do I lock a container?

With an appropriate type of lock selected in your inventory, right click the container and click Attach lock in the menu.

There are a number of reasons why you may not see the menu option.

  1. The container may already be locked
  2. You may have an incorrect lock type selected
  3. You may not have deed permissions to attach locks
  4. You may not have appropriate structure permissions to enter or modify items in the structure


How do I unlock?

For most containers, right click the item and highlight the item name on the menu that appears. An option will pop out labeled Unlock. This removes the lock from the item and places the lock in your inventory. For structure doors, Unlock is available directly on the right-click menu. Unlocking a structure door does not remove the door lock. It simply unlocks the door. Mine doors cannot be unlocked. Permission settings must be used to remove any access limits.


Why would I want to?

  1. Without a lock, control of (and access to) individual items cannot be managed for groups or individuals. The type of control and access you can grant or deny depends largely of what type of container you are working with.
  2. Permissions on items that have a lock override most other permissions like deed and structure permissions and settlement roles.
  3. Deed and structure permissions and settlement roles are generalized "all or nothing" types of permissions such as "may pass gates" or "pickup planted". Locks allow for management and control of individual items.
  4. Locks are required to enable the Quality lock feature of bulk containers that provide that capability.
  5. Some items like boats and vehicles can be commanded away by anyone who passes by. All your hard work lost for lack of a simple lock.

A Warning

Removing a lock using the Unlock command removes ALL permissions that have been set for the item being unlocked. Even if you do nothing and simply reattach the same lock all permission settings will default back to the original as if you were attaching a lock for the first time. If you wish to retain existing permission settings but change a lock to a different one on an item, use the Replace lock command instead! Using Replace lock preserves any permissions settings already present for the item.


Legend

The followng symbols are used in the table below to indicate different lock types and the various permissions that can be managed on locked items.

Lock types
Symbol Lock Type
B Boat lock
D Door lock
G Gate lock
L Large padlock
S Small padlock
Permissions
Symbol Permission Symbol Permission
C Embark as Commander R Embark as Passenger [ride]
G Drag D Deny All
H Access Hold P May pass [through]
M Manage Item Q Enable Quality Lock
O Open Item U May use


Containers - (Can you lock it?)

Container Lockable Lock
type
Locked at
creation
Permissions
enabled
Notes Class
Backpack
Red-x.png
Storage
Bulk container unit
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D,Q Each shelf (4) separately lockable with small or large padlock Storage
Bulk storage bin
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D,Q Storage
Coffer
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Storage
Coffin
Red-x.png
Storage
Cupboard
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Storage
Explorer tent / Starter tent
Green-check.png
S,L Yes M,O,D Storage
Huge tub
Red-x.png
Storage
Large barrel
Red-x.png
Storage
Large chest
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Storage
Large magical chest
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Storage
Large crate
Red-x.png
Storage
Large pottery amphora
Red-x.png
Storage
Large storage unit
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Storage
Military tent
Green-check.png
S,L Yes M,O,D Storage
Pile of items
Red-x.png
Storage
Quiver
Red-x.png
Storage
Satchel
Red-x.png
Storage
Small barrel
Red-x.png
Storage
Small chest
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Storage
Small magical chest
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Storage
Small crate
Red-x.png
Storage
Small pottery amphora
Red-x.png
Storage
Water skin
Red-x.png
Storage
Alchemist's cupboard
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Item group
Amphora rack
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Item group
Armour stand
Red-x.png
Item group
Bow rack
Red-x.png
Item group
Crate rack
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Item group
Creature cage
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Item group
Feeding trough
Red-x.png
Item group
Fishing rod rack
Red-x.png
Item group
Food storage bin
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D,Q Item group
Fountain (any type)
Red-x.png
Item group
Hitching post
Green-check.png
S,L Small padlock M,O,D,U CAUTION! - Use allows unhitching of ALL animals / No key supplied Item group
Huge oil barrel
Red-x.png
Item group
Larder
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Open allows player to eat contents but not remove contents Item group
Pet bowl
Red-x.png
Item group
Planter rack
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Item group
Polearms rack
Red-x.png
Item group
Rack for empty bsbs
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Item group
Saddle rack
Red-x.png
Item group
Shield rack
Red-x.png
Item group
Small barrel rack
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Item group
Small magical chest
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Item group
Trash heap
Red-x.png
Item group
Wagoner container
Green-check.png
S,L Small padlock M,O,D No key supplied on creation Item group
Wardrobe
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Item group
Weapons rack
Red-x.png
Item group
Well
Red-x.png
Item group
Wine barrel rack
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Item group
Altar
Red-x.png
Tools
Beehive
Green-check.png
S,L No M,O,D Tools
Campfire
Red-x.png
Tools
Cauldron
Red-x.png
Tools
Forge
Red-x.png
Tools
Fruit press
Red-x.png
Tools
Kiln
Red-x.png
Tools
Measuring jug
Red-x.png
Tools
Oven
Red-x.png
Tools
Pottery flowerpot
Red-x.png
Tools
Press
Red-x.png
Tools
Small bucket
Red-x.png
Tools
Baking stone
Red-x.png
Cooking / Eating
Cake tin
Red-x.png
Cooking / Eating
Frying pan
Red-x.png
Cooking / Eating
Pie dish
Red-x.png
Cooking / Eating
Plate
Red-x.png
Cooking / Eating
Pottery bowl
Red-x.png
Cooking / Eating
Pottery cup
Red-x.png
Cooking / Eating
Pottery flask
Red-x.png
Cooking / Eating
Pottery jar
Red-x.png
Cooking / Eating
Pottery mug
Red-x.png
Cooking / Eating
Roasting dish
Red-x.png
Cooking / Eating
Saucepan
Red-x.png
Cooking / Eating
Door {on/in structure]
Green-check.png
D No M,P,D Access
Gate [fence]
Green-check.png
G No M,E,D Access
Mine door [wood/metal]
Green-check.png
D Yes M,P,D Door lock required to create Access
Mine door [stone]
Green-check.png
Internal Yes M,P,D Created with mysterious internal lock / not replaceable Access
Creature transporter
Green-check.png
S,L Small padlock M,H,G,D No key supplied on creation Vehicle
Small raft
Red-x.png
Vehicle
Ship transporter
Green-check.png
S,L Small padlock M,C,H,G,D No key supplied on creation Vehicle
Small cart
Green-check.png
S,L Small padlock M,G,H,D No key supplied on creation Vehicle
Large cart
Green-check.png
S,L Small padlock M,C,R,G,H,D No key supplied on creation Vehicle
Wagon
Green-check.png
S,L Small padlock M,C,R,H,D No key supplied on creation Vehicle
Rowing boat
Green-check.png
B Boat lock M,C,R,G,H,D No key supplied on creation Vehicle
Small sailing boat
Green-check.png
B Boat lock M,C,R,G,H,D No key supplied on creation Vehicle
Corbita
Green-check.png
B Boat lock M,C,R,G,H,D No key supplied on creation Vehicle
Cog
Green-check.png
B Boat lock M,C,R,G,H,D No key supplied on creation Vehicle
Knarr
Green-check.png
B Boat lock M,C,R,G,H,D No key supplied on creation Vehicle
Caravel
Green-check.png
B Boat lock M,C,R,G,H,D No key supplied on creation Vehicle