Sanctions Interface

Manage punitive actions taken against your users including temporary or permanent bans from gameplay or communication.

The Sanctions Interface requires using SDK 1.11 or higher.

The Sanctions Interface manages punitive actions taken against your users. Actions may include temporary or permanent bans from gameplay or communication bans that limit the social aspects of your product for a particular user. You define the disciplinary actions for your product to handle negative behavior based on your use cases.

The Sanctions Interface only tracks and coordinates punitive actions. You are responsible for defining and implementing your disciplinary system.

Client Credentials and Policy Configuration

Before using the Sanctions Interface, you must configure your client credentials. To protect your users' data, select the appropriate Client Policy Type from the available options to minimize granted permissions.

Establishing User Identity

To begin working with the Sanctions Interface, you must first establish your users' identities with the Connect Interface.

Querying Active Player Sanctions

To query for active sanctions against your users, use the following functions:

Note: Calling EOS_Sanctions_QueryActivePlayerSanctions resets cached data. After a successful function call, you may decide to access and copy the returned data before querying another user.

Managing Sanctions in the Developer Portal

The Sanctions Interface can be found in the Developer Portal by selecting the specific product you want to manage, clicking the Player Moderation section in the side-panel navigation bar, and selecting Sanctions.

From here, you can:

  • Add new sanctions

  • Remove any active or pending sanctions

  • Activate a pending sanction

  • Update the details of a sanction

To add a new sanction, select the Add New Sanctions button near the top of the Sanctions UI.

Once selected, a modal slides open to reveal input fields including sanction action, type, justification, tags, and player IDs.

Sanctions may be permanent or for a temporary duration of 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, or 30 days.

Tip: By selecting a sanction listed in the UI, you can see all the sanctions placed on the associated user with justifications and the option to modify (remove, activate, or update).