Configuring player information forwarding

Velocity supports forwarding information about your players to your servers, such as IP addresses, UUIDs and skins. Velocity supports two different methods for forwarding player information to your servers, which are described in the appropriate sections.

Configuring modern forwarding

modern forwarding is a Velocity-native format. It forwards all player information in an efficient binary format and employs a MAC code to make it much more difficult to trick the server into impersonating your Velocity proxy. However, it is only available for Minecraft 1.13 or higher.

To use modern forwarding with any supported server implementation, set the player-info-forwarding setting in velocity.toml to modern. You then need to ensure your server is properly configured to use velocity forwarding by following the steps in the appropriate section below:

Caution! Modern forwarding, while more secure than the legacy BungeeCord forwarding scheme, is incompatible with Minecraft versions below 1.13, Minecraft Forge (both versions for Minecraft 1.12.2 and below and for 1.14 and above), and ProtocolSupport. If you support or rely on any of these, you will need to use legacy BungeeCord-compatible forwarding instead.

Configuring Paper

You will need build 377 and above for Paper 1.13+ to use modern forwarding.

To allow Paper to understand the forwarding player data, in your paper.yml, set settings.velocity-support.enabled to true and settings.velocity-support.secret to match the secret in your velocity.toml. You must also set to the online-mode setting in your velocity.toml. Once you're done editing paper.yml, reboot your server.

Configuring Fabric

A mod called FabricProxy allows you to use Velocity modern forwarding with a modded server using Fabric.

Configuring legacy BungeeCord-compatible forwarding

legacy forwarding is the player information forwarding protocol that is used by BungeeCord when enabling IP forwarding from BungeeCord. Due to this, it is ubiquitous and well-supported by most server implementations. It has excellent compatibility (supporting version sas old as 1.7.2, released in 2013) and will work with Forge if you also install SpongeForge on your modded server and configure it correctly. However, it is not as secure as the Velocity forwarding.

If you need to use BungeeCord-compatible forwarding, simply set your player-infor-forwarding setting in velocity .toml to legacy. You will also need to make sure your server is properly configured to understand the data sent by Velocity.

Caution! Legacy forwarding is fundamentally insecure. If you must use it, you should understand how to secure your server properly. That page reviews all the possible options to secure your server so that nothing aside from the proxy can connect to your server.

Configuring Spigot / Paper

To make Spigot or Paper understand the data forwarded from Velocity, set settings.bungeecord to true in your spigot.yml and then reboot your server.

Configuring Sponge

To configure Sponge to understand the data forwarded from Velocity, set modules.bungeecord to true and bungeecord.ip-forwarding to true in your config/sponge/global.conf file, and then restart your Sponge server.

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