How to Fix the "Failed to Authenticate Your Connection" Error in Minecraft
Many Minecraft players have reported encountering the "Failed to Authenticate your Connection" Error while attempting to join a Minecraft server. The error message blocks the gamers from being able to connect to the server. This is usually the result of a bug within the server itself.
This specific error is usually caused when the Minecraft servers are experiencing problems or your internet connection is unstable. Gamers must have a stable connection to successfully log in and play their favorite game. This means that the error could be caused by either your side or the Minecraft servers. Let's take a look at the possible solutions on your end.
Resolve the error by power cycling your internet router
Sometimes, the Failed to Authenticate your connection error happens when the internet cache that has been built up by the router is clogged, which blocks the player from establishing a secure connection with the Minecraft servers. The corrupted cache can cause the connection to timeout too. So we need to get rid of that cache by completely power-cycling the internet router. Here's how to do so:
- Unplug the internet router cable from the socket.
- Hold down the power button on the back of the router for a few seconds.
- Plug the power cord back in and press the power button.
- Wait for the internet access to be re-established and check to see if the error still happens.
Restart the Minecraft launcher
On some occasions the game will not launch correctly due to which some files will not be loaded completely or at all. This problem can also stop the game from connecting to a world. Here's how to restart the launcher:
- Right-click on the taskbar and select the "Task Manager" or simply press the "Ctrl" + "Alt" + "Del" key combination and select the "Task Manager" option.
- Open the "Processes" tab and scroll down and look for anything with "Minecraft" in its name.
- Once you find the right process, click on it, and select the "End Task" option to shut it down.
- Close the Task Manager.
- Restart the Minecraft launcher.
- Attempt to connect to a server and check to see if the issue is still there.
Use the Direct Connect option
Sometimes, instead of connecting through the server list we can use the direct connect feature in the multiplayer to connect to a server. Here's how:
- Open the Minecraft launcher and get into the server list screen.
- Press the "Direct Connect" option located at the bottom of the screen.
- Enter "stuck.[server name].net" in this feature and click on "Connect".
- Wait for the connection to be established and check to see if you are properly connected.
- If you manage to connect successfully then the problem lies with the Minecraft launcher which is somehow preventing you from connecting through the server list.
You'll have to use the direct connect feature, re-install the game, or wait until it's fixed.
Try to log in again.
Sometimes, you may not be properly authorized to enter the server due to a bug. Log out and try to log in again to see if that fixes the error.
- Open the Minecraft Launcher and press on the "Username" option on the top.
- Hit the "Logout" button and wait for the launcher to log you out.
- Enter your user credentials and log in to your Minecraft account again.