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Minecraft ‘Failed to Verify Username’ Error

Last modified on Aug 18, 2022 in Server Errors

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You may have tried to join your Minecraft server and been rejected due to the error “Failed to verify username” or “Invalid Session”. This issue occurs because the client’s launcher failed to authenticate with Mojang’s session servers, especially if you recently changed your username. Luckily, you can fix this error with just a few steps.

You may also be running a non-premium version of Minecraft. If you did not pay for Minecraft, you will not be allowed to join most servers due to the server running in online mode. However, it can be changed to offline mode fairly easily to allow non-premium players to join.

Validating Session

  1. Close the Minecraft application.
  2. Log off of your account from your Minecraft launcher
    Premium Log Out
  3. You will then be asked to type in your email and password again, please do.
  4. Once logged back in, you can then start your game and join the server!


Allow Non-Premium Players

  1. Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. To the left of the panel click Config Files and then click Server Settings.
  3. Locate Online Mode and set it to disabled, then click save.
    Online Mode Swap
  4. Head back to the Game Panel dashboard and turn the server back on. It should now let you join.


Common Issues

After restarting the launcher, players still can’t join
If you are using premium Minecraft and have already followed the steps on to resolve the error and still cannot join, try restarting the server.


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