Please please someone help me , Whenever I try to connect to a multiplayer server on minecraft it says : Failed to login : The authentication are currently down for maintenance PLEASE HELP!!! I NEED TO PLAY
Sometimes the authentication servers go offline as it says in the error message. It varies when they go back up. I recommend using http://xpaw.ru/mcstatus/ to check if they are really are down or if it is just you. Hope that I helped! :)
The error says the authentication servers are down for maintenance. Authentication refers to the process of recognizing your username and password and making sure you are an authentic user. This is something only Mojang can do, as they are the ones who administered your password.
Other multiplayer game servers may still be online, but these servers are not the same as authentication servers. If a game server is online and you try to log in while the authentication servers are down, you will not be able to play because Mojang will not be able to verify that you are a registered user. You will have to wait until the servers are back online before you can log in (this is usually not very long as Minecraft is in high demand).
This has nothing to do with servers going offline. This is something to do with the firewall on your computer - something is blocking minecraft from working properly.
Servers go down for like 5 minutes at a time, but during this time NO one can join. Since your friends are online, that shows that there's something going on with your computer.