JAVA: 1.19.1 Pre-Release 2

This latest pre-release has added new indicators for when modifications have been made to chat.  Read below to get the full details of what that entails.

Changes in 1.19.1 Pre-Release 2

We've added the ability to see the signing status of chat messages – this is so you can easily tell when a server is tampering with or removing the signing security of, their players' messages.

Chat Trust Status

  • Messages that are not signed with the Secure Chat system, or have been tampered with by the server will now be marked
    • Messages with missing or invalid signatures are marked as “Not Secure”
    • Messages that are detected as modified are marked as “Modified”
  • The trust status of messages is displayed with both a colored indicator and an icon
    • The colored indicator is always visible
    • The icon is only visible when the chat screen is open
  • Hovering over the icon will provide more information about the trust status
    • For modified messages, the original secure text will also be displayed in the tooltip

Technical Changes in 1.19.1 Pre-Release 2

Chat Types

  • Chat types added to the chat_types registry are now only used for player chat, and not system messages
    • The system and game_info chat types have been removed
  • Chat types have been simplified and are now only required to define chat and narration decorations
    • Chat types no longer support overlays
    • A system message should instead be used to display overlays

  • enforce-secure-profile is now defaulted to true for dedicated servers

Fixed Bugs in 1.19.1 Pre-Release 2

  • MC-253112 - The game output console is logged with warnings regarding chat packets with invalid signatures when using entity selectors within commands
  • MC-253121 - Entities and other non-player chat message sources appear as players on the Select Chat Messages to Report screen
  • MC-253493 - The descriptions of report categories can once again overlap the “Description:” subtitle
  • MC-253495 - Selection boxes of fields within the “Select Report Category” menu list don’t contain white outlines when selected using the TAB key
  • MC-253497 - Entities and other non-player chat message sources appear in the Social Interactions menu
  • MC-253501 - Long messages within the “Select Chat Messages to Report” menu can extend beyond selection boxes and past the scroll bar
  • MC-253517 - Online players cannot connect to offline server because “invalid profile public key signature”