This article will show you how to enable Offline Mode in your Minecraft server.


❓ What Is the Offline Mode ❓

Usually, you need a purchased version of the game Minecraft to join a server, but this is happening because normally a server is running with the Online Mode enabled. You can disable the online mode and allow users to connect without having a legal Minecraft account. This is generally not recommended for security reasons.

So playing in Offline Mode will allow players with cracked/ pirated versions of Minecraft to join your server.

Changing to Offline Mode will make the server see each player as a new one as they will not be counted anymore by the UUID since they do not have a purchased edition of the Minecraft game but by the IP and Offline UUID.

The Offline UUID is the UUID code that the server is assigning to players when it is running in Offline Mode. If you want to get the UUID of a player for a server that is running in Offline Mode we recommend using the following tool.


⚠ Important Notes ⚠

Please note that changing to Offline Mode will make the server see each player as a new one, so all player levels and inventories will be reset. So please all you players to note their items and levels before changing to Offline Mode so you can give them back after via console commands.

If you change to Offline Mode your old whitelist will not work anymore as players will not be identified by their UUID anymore. You will have to create your whitelist again after changing to Offline Mode using console commands to add players that are online at the moment, otherwise, it will not work.

If you are going to have a server in offline mode, it’s highly recommended that you use a plugin such AuthMe to protect your account and all your player's accounts. Please check our AuthMe Reloaded Installation article.


🔄 How to Enable the Offline Mode 🔄

To enable the Offline Mode you can either use the Multicraft panel, either do it manually by modifying the server.properties file.


💠 Enable the Offline Mode via Multicraft

To enable Offline Mode please do the following:

Log in to your Multicraft panel here and stop your server.


Click on Files, then on Config Files.




Click on Server Settings.




Change Online Mode to disabled, then click on Save.




Start your server.

Now you just enabled the Offline Mode via the Multicraft panel.


💠 Enable the Offline Mode Manually

To enable to Offline Mode manually you need to:

Log in to your Multicraft panel here and stop your server.


Click on Files, then on FTP Files Access, and log in.




Click on the server.properties file, then click on Edit.




Find the online-mode= and change it to false, then click on Save.




Start your server.


If you find any issues enabling the Offline Mode on your server please contact us on live chat or via the ticket system.


❕ Useful Links ❕

- Enable Hardcore Mode
- Troubleshooting Minecraft Server Errors
- How to Add an Icon to Your Minecraft Server
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