blackbyrd84 Jan 4 @ 10:28pm
Problems with authentication on dedicated server
I am trying to setup a dedicated server using the Dedicated Server tool via steam and everything is working as it should, minus one important aspect. I can't connect to the server. I get error "Client connecting (192.168.0.2)
Error: Failed to send user connect and auth, can't authenticate player
DisconnectReason_AuthenticationFailed cause #2
Client disconnected (192.168.0.2) Authentication failed. If other multiplayer St
eam games do not work either, then Steam could be down, or your firewall is bloc
king it."

I have forwarded 27015, 27016 and 8010 "webadmin" and I am able to connect/see webadmin portal, but I am unable to connect to the server.

Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Whole startup log:

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Build 262
Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit (build 7601)
Error: PhysX: Invalid Cuda context!
Setting breakpad minidump AppID = 4940
Connected to Steam servers
Web server running at 192.168.0.8:8010
Downloading mods
VAC Enabled
Finished downloading and installing mods
Mounting mod from C:/Users/Administrator/AppData/Roaming/Natural Selection 2/Wor
kshop/m706d242_1387035195/
Loading Shine config...
Loading extensions...
- Extension 'basecommands' loaded.
- Extension 'votesurrender' loaded.
- Extension 'unstuck' loaded.
- Extension 'ban' loaded.
- Extension 'mapvote' loaded.
- Extension 'motd' loaded.
Completed loading Shine extensions.
Loading Shine users...
[Shine] The user data file is not valid JSON, unable to load user data.
Shine failed to start. Check the console for errors.
Loading config://ServerConfig.json
Loading config://ServerAdmin.json
Error while opening ServerAdmin.json: no valid JSON value at line 14, column 2
Loading config://BannedPlayers.json
Loading config://MapCycle.json
Loading config://ConsistencyConfig.json
Hashed 1 game_setup.xml files for consistency
Hashed 861 *.lua files for consistency
Hashed 37 *.hlsl files for consistency
Hashed 30 *.shader files for consistency
Hashed 18 *.screenfx files for consistency
Hashed 135 *.surface_shader files for consistency
Hashed 3 *.fxh files for consistency
Hashed 3 *.render_setup files for consistency
Hashed 2 *.shader_template files for consistency
Hashed 12 *.level files for consistency
Hashed 5772 *.dds files for consistency
Hashed 77 *.jpg files for consistency
Hashed 43 *.png files for consistency
Hashed 897 *.cinematic files for consistency
Hashed 2239 *.material files for consistency
Hashed 3906 *.model files for consistency
Hashed 105 *.animation_graph files for consistency
Hashed 201 *.polygons files for consistency
Hashed 2 *.fev files for consistency
Hashed 22 *.fsb files for consistency
Skipped 363 ui/*.dds files for consistency
Skipped 120 *_view*.dds files for consistency
Skipped 54 *_view*.material files for consistency
Skipped 123 *_view*.model files for consistency
Skipped 17 models/marine/hands/* files for consistency
Hashed 0 lua/entry/*.entry files for consistency
Reserved slot amount set to 2
Saving config://ServerConfig.json
Loading 'maps/ns2_summit.level'
Cooked mesh with 27333 faces, 19955 vertices
Cooked mesh with 37664 faces, 26429 vertices
Cooked mesh with 6679 faces, 5512 vertices
Cooked mesh with 3442 faces, 2087 vertices
Cooked mesh with 4 faces, 4 vertices
Cooked mesh with 4 faces, 4 vertices
Building pathing mesh for level maps/ns2_summit.level
Finished loading 'maps/ns2_summit.level'
Error: Couldn't open file 'models/effects/frag_metal_01.model'
Client connecting (192.168.0.2)
Error: Failed to send user connect and auth, can't authenticate player
DisconnectReason_AuthenticationFailed cause #2
Client disconnected (192.168.0.2) Authentication failed. If other multiplayer St
eam games do not work either, then Steam could be down, or your firewall is bloc
king it.
sv - Admin - 0: : STEAM_0:0:0: sv_status
sv - Admin - 0: : STEAM_0:0:0: sv_statusip
sv - Admin - 0: : STEAM_0:0:0: sv_status
Client connecting (98.214.75.140)
Error: Failed to send user connect and auth, can't authenticate player
DisconnectReason_AuthenticationFailed cause #2
Client disconnected (98.214.75.140) Authentication failed. If other multiplayer
Steam games do not work either, then Steam could be down, or your firewall is bl
ocking it.
Client connecting (192.168.0.2)
Error: Failed to send user connect and auth, can't authenticate player
DisconnectReason_AuthenticationFailed cause #2
Client disconnected (192.168.0.2) Authentication failed. If other multiplayer St
eam games do not work either, then Steam could be down, or your firewall is bloc
king it.


Any help would be much appreciated.
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Swarley Jan 4 @ 10:55pm 
i tried to use the steam deticated server tool and it didnt work out for me. i used this
http://wiki.unknownworlds.com/index.php/Dedicated_Server
^^ this site has all the info you need to set up server

you will need to dl steam cmd follow steps and you should be good to go
blackbyrd84 Jan 4 @ 10:57pm 
That is what I was following. I just used the dedicated server tool. So that doesn't work and I have to use SteamCMD?
Swarley Jan 4 @ 11:07pm 
i tied the dedicated server tool...... wasted a lot of time on it couldnt get it to work... just used steamcmd... so actualy followed the guide lol.. and it worked fine. i now have 3 servers set up and ready to go 1 reg. 1 combat and waiting for fade game type dl :P not a single issue
blackbyrd84 Jan 4 @ 11:10pm 
Cool. Thanks!
Swarley Jan 4 @ 11:26pm 
there are some really good videos on youtbue some are step by step i found that website page to not have enough info at some points personaly
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