FAQ



What is AltDentifier

AltDentifier is a bot made to detect and verify people who might be alt accounts and spam accounts. People who are marked suspicious can automatically be asked to verify themselves with AltDentifier.


How does AltDentifier work?

AltDentifier works by verifying users with their Discord Connections. Users can connect third party services such as Steam and Twitter to their account. AltDentifier then uses the data from these accounts to verify the legitimacy of the account.


Does AltDentifier update automatically?

Yes. AltDentifier is fully managed by the developer, and thus you will never have to install any updates, these will just go out to your server automatically.


Why do setup and settings not respond?

AltDentifier has a timeout on listening to messages. This is about 1 minute. After this, it may seem like the bot stops working, but it has actually just stopped waiting for a response.


What is the Default Role?

A Default Role in this context means a role that is given to all members in your server when they join. This role gets taken away when a user needs to verify. As of recent, you can also reverse the working, so that it acts like a verification role instead!


What is AltDentifier

These are roles you can add to the bot that give access to permissions within the bot. Fundamentally they are near identical, with the only difference being that Admins can change the bot's settings, while Mods cannot. Keep in mind that Manage Server is still required for the web dashboard!


What are Bot and Warning channels and why are they required?

The bot channel is the channel where AltDentifier will inform staff of the status of people in verification. The bot needs a place to output, thus it is required. The warning channel is used to warn people when they have their DM's turned off, or optionally when they need to verify. This is required as well, as users with DM's off should still be able to verify.


Why are the permissions the bot asks for required?

AltDentifier requires Manage Roles, to be able to apply the Default Role, or remove it. It also lets us give the timeout role, and provide our autorole functionality. Kick and Ban permissions are required because we need to be able to support those actions for members who do not respond.


Why does accessing the web dashboard or bot setup require to see all my servers and connections?

To check if you are allowed to edit a server, we request to see all guilds. We can then perform a check to make sure you are allowed to edit settings. We also require connections for AltDentifier Auto. We need those at all times, because the store your authentication details for AltDentifier Auto!