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How to get the skinfile from a playername

A tutorial on how to get the link to the skinfile from a playername.

If you would like to get the skinfile of a player you can also do this the manual way:

1. Mojang API

Call the Mojang API with your desired playername.

Mojang API response on a playername

2. Mojang Session Server

Call the Mojang session servers with the id / uuid from the first call.

Mojang Session Server response on a player uuid

3. Base64 Decode the Value

Copy the value, go the the website and paste in the texture value to decode it. The url in the result leads to the skinfile you would like to have.

Base64 decode Minecraft value