To prevent vault hijacks, NWN multiplayer was designed to depend on a server operated by Bioware called the Master Server. This server verified multiplayer logins against the password registered with Bioware. That server ceased operations on June 29th, 2011. Shortly afterwards an alternative server called Alpha was stood up. We do not have access to the authentication data kept by Bioware so we have to collect it again for our own records.
The Alpha service provides vault authentication for all of CoPaP (Avlis, Tairis, Hala and Arkaz). You only have to register once per NWN login for all of CoPaP. If you're a returning player, please register with a world you have characters on and preferably with a board account that has made IG posts associated with the requested ID. New accounts can register anywhere.Applying to Avlis
Please fill out the following form. The form must be sent as a single PM that includes the following people in the To: field:TripleAught, refminion, Plethora
Please put Alpha request
in the subject line.
I am applying for an Alpha registration. I am a (new/returning) player and my MSID is ___________
You will be sent further instructions to complete your registration.FAQWhat is the Alpha Server?
Alpha is a replacement Master Server that authenticates NWN multiplayer logins to select NWN servers. It does not decrypt Premium modules and never will. Since we do not have access to the Master Server database, we need to collect authentication information from you before you can play.GOG.com keys
Please be aware that when you purchase NWN from GOG.com that it comes with a set of default keys. Even though the MasterServer is no longer operational, the NWN server software requires that all players connecting to it must have a unique set of keys. We have blocked the default keys to prevent issues.
GOG will supply their customers with a unique set of keys suitable for multiplayer use. Please visit this page to request new keys: [link]
.Your servers keep telling me "Your player name has been refused by the server"
On June 28, 2011 Bioware's Master Server was taken offline and has not been restored or replaced. The Master Server provided authentication services for NWN multiplayer servers. Some form of MSID authentication is necessary to prevent account hijacking.Who are Avlis' Alpha Admins?TripleAught, refminion, PlethoraI've never logged into Avlis before what do I need to do?
New players may use any ID they wish that does not match one that we have on file.I've logged into Avlis before what do I need to do?
If you want in you need to register your NWN multiplayer login and password with a web form. We don't ask for this lightly and we understand that's going to be uncool with people, so there will be other options in the future. If this doesn't scare you off read on.
If you had logged in between June 19th and June 29th of 2011 you only need to visit visit https://world.avlis.org:20443/alpha/
to register your multiplayer password.
Please clearly state what your MSID is when sending in requests even if it matches your board id. Making the Administrators guess who you are will lead to significant delays in handling your request. Please do not
send your multiplayer password or cdkeys. We will not ever ask you to PM those.
We are not blindly handing out registrations. Before they're approved, the Administrator has to verify that you have rights to that MSID. The best way for us to do this is if the board account you are PM'ing from has posted as at least one of the characters linked to the MSID prior to June 29, 2011. If you already have a verifiable established account that this MSID is an alt for we can try to match your cdkeys, but you will need to send your request from the primary.My browser is complaining about your certificate.
The certificate is for avlis.blackdagger.net and needs to be regenerated for world.avlis.org. The SHA Fingerprint is:
SHA1 Fingerprint=F4:C4:85:03:00:2A:E0:D2:3B:08:D9:0E:16:56:41:58:EE:6D:A1:09The registration form keeps rejecting my login and password
If you have Remember Password ticked in your client, look in your nwnplayer.ini file for a line that says Password=yourpassword and make sure that what you're typing into the form matches that. If you're still having trouble please send your multiplayer ID (only, no passwords
) to our Alpha administrators (see above).Is this secure?
The password is transformed by a one-way function. This means there is no function to take the result and produce your password. This is not perfect, it only makes it harder to break. Before I save the result, it is encrypted using a two-key system. The website only has the encryption key and cannot decrypt the data.
While I have taken pains to harden the servers I will not and cannot claim they are perfectly secure. Anybody who does make such a claim is lying, stupid or both.Who else is using Alpha?
Avlis, Tairis, Hala (includes Ysgard) and Arkaz (includes Nuvar, Toloria and Iron)