By Lord Ptolemy
Microsoft Account support is now available on the launcher's Beta Stable branch. Please see the update on 5/22/21 for more information. Please see the blog post https://www.technicpack.net/article/support-for-microsoft-accounts-is-now-available.165
If you've read the recent MC account migration (https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/java-edition-moving-house) and you use Technic Launcher (or any other custom launchers), then do not migrate your account (to a Microsoft account) or you will be unable to use the launcher.
The new auth system that Minecraft uses after this migration isn't support by any MC launchers other than the vanilla launcher, nor do we currently have any information about it so we can implement it.
When? According to Mojang, you'll be forced to migrate your account starting in early 2021. We hope to have support for their new auth system by then. The migration is currently not ongoing.
What if I create a new Minecraft account? Minecraft accounts created on December 1st, 2020 and later, are bound to Microsoft accounts already, and won't be able to use the Technic Launcher, or any other third-party launcher, until Mojang/Microsoft create a solution we can use.
By Tom in Boston
It's 51-yr-old Dad here, trying to install the latest mod that the kids want. It's not the usual process of copying ZIPs and JARs to the proper folders - a piece of software is going to do that for me. OK, the kids really want this mod, so we'll install Technic Launcher as seems to be required. OK, installed. Please enter Mojang ID and password. Nope! Why should I give Technic Launcher my Mojang ID and PW? I'd love to read about why this is necessary. Is there a one-page about this software and what it does? Screenshots? The About page has history and bios. The Wiki doesn't seem to be written for beginners like me. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you!
So I'm having a problem with Technic. I'm trying to log in through the launcher but when I use the same password and username/email I use for my standard minecraft/mojang account it won't let me log in. Honestly this is really making me frustrated and I would really appreciate someone helping me out.
The password for my regular Minecraft/Mojang, Technic and Technic Forums is the exact same, so I don't know what the issue is. Same goes for the username (P41G3).