TeamSpeak 3


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Prepare Your Settings

In your auth project’s settings file, do the following:

  • Add '', to your INSTALLED_APPS list

  • Append the following to the bottom of the settings file:

# Teamspeak3 Configuration

CELERYBEAT_SCHEDULE['run_ts3_group_update'] = {
    'task': '',
    'schedule': crontab(minute='*/30'),

Download Installer

To install, we need a copy of the server. You can find the latest version on the TeamSpeak website. Be sure to get a link to the Linux version.

Download the server, replacing the link with the link you got earlier.

cd ~

Now we need to extract the file.

tar -xf teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64-3.13.7.tar.bz2

Create User

TeamSpeak needs its own user.

adduser --disabled-login teamspeak

Install Binary

Now we move the server binary somewhere more accessible and change its ownership to the new user.

mv teamspeak3-server_linux_amd64 /usr/local/teamspeak
chown -R teamspeak:teamspeak /usr/local/teamspeak


Now we generate a startup script so TeamSpeak comes up with the server.

ln -s /usr/local/teamspeak/ /etc/init.d/teamspeak
update-rc.d teamspeak defaults

Finally, we start the server.

service teamspeak start

Update Settings

Set your Teamspeak Serveradmin password to a random string

./ inifile=ts3server.ini serveradmin_password=pleasegeneratearandomstring

If you plan on claiming the ServerAdmin token, do so with a different TeamSpeak client profile than the one used for your auth account, or you will lose your admin status.

Edit the settings you added to your auth project’s settings file earlier, entering the following:

  • TEAMSPEAK3_SERVERQUERY_USER is loginname from the above bash command (usually serveradmin)

  • TEAMSPEAK3_SERVERQUERY_PASSWORD is password following the equals in serveradmin_password=

  • TEAMSPEAK_VIRTUAL_SERVER is the virtual server ID of the server to be managed - it will only ever not be 1 if your server is hosted by a professional company

  • TEAMSPEAK3_PUBLIC_URL is the public address of your TeamSpeak server. Do not include any leading http:// or teamspeak://

Once settings are entered, run migrations and restart Gunicorn and Celery.

Generate User Account

And now we can generate ourselves a user account. Navigate to the services in Alliance Auth for your user account and press the checkmark for TeamSpeak 3.

Click the URL provided to automatically connect to our server. It will prompt you to redeem the serveradmin token, enter the token from startup.


Now we need to make groups. AllianceAuth handles groups in teamspeak differently: instead of creating groups, it creates an association between groups in TeamSpeak and groups in AllianceAuth. Go ahead and make the groups you want to associate with auth groups, keeping in mind multiple TeamSpeak groups can be associated with a single auth group.

Navigate back to the AllianceAuth admin interface ( and under Teamspeak3, select Auth / TS Groups.

In the top-right corner click, first click on Update TS3 Groups to fetch the newly created server groups from TS3 (this may take a minute to complete). Then click on Add Auth / TS Group to link Auth groups with TS3 server groups.

The dropdown box provides all auth groups. Select one and assign TeamSpeak groups from the panels below. If these panels are empty, wait a minute for the database update to run, or see the troubleshooting section below.


Insufficient client permissions (failed on Invalid permission: 0x26)

Using the advanced permissions editor, ensure the Guest group has the permission Use Privilege Keys to gain permissions (under Virtual Server expand the Administration section)

To enable advanced permissions, on your client go to the Tools menu, Application, and under the Misc section, tick Advanced permission system

TS group models not populating on admin site

The method which populates these runs every 30 minutes. To populate manually, you start the process from the admin site or from the Django shell.

Admin Site

Navigate to the AllianceAuth admin interface and under Teamspeak3, select Auth / TS Groups.

Then, in the top-right corner click, click on Update TS3 Groups to start the process of fetching the server groups from TS3 (this may take a minute to complete).

Django Shell

Start a django shell with:

python shell

And execute the update as follows:

from import Teamspeak3Tasks

Ensure that command does not return an error.

2564 access to default group is forbidden

This usually occurs because auth is trying to remove a user from the Guest group (group ID 8). The guest group is only assigned to a user when they have no other groups, unless you have changed the default teamspeak server config.

Teamspeak servers v3.0.13 and up are especially susceptible to this. Ensure the Channel Admin Group is not set to Guest (8). Check by right-clicking on the server name, Edit virtual server, and in the middle of the panel select the Misc tab.

TypeError: string indices must be integers, not str

This error generally means teamspeak returned an error message that went unhandled. The full traceback is required for proper debugging, which the logs do not record. Please check the superuser notifications for this record and get in touch with a developer.

3331 flood ban

This most commonly happens when your teamspeak server is externally hosted. You need to add the auth server IP to the teamspeak serverquery whitelist. This varies by provider.

If you have SSH access to the server hosting it, you need to locate the teamspeak server folder and add the auth server IP on a new line in query_ip_allowlist.txt (named query_ip_whitelist.txt on older teamspeak versions).

520 invalid loginname or password

The serverquery account login specified in is incorrect. Please verify TEAMSPEAK3_SERVERQUERY_USER and TEAMSPEAK3_SERVERQUERY_PASSWORD. The installation section describes where to get them.

2568 insufficient client permissions

This usually occurs if you’ve created a separate serverquery user to use with auth. It has not been assigned sufficient permissions to complete all the tasks required of it. The full list of required permissions is not known, so assign them liberally.


To use and configure this service, users will require some of the following.


Admin Site

Auth Site



Can Access the TeamSpeak Service


Can Add Model



Can Change Model



Can Delete Model



Can View Model