Configuring SASL for HexChat

These instructions were originally contributed by BlueShark. Thanks!

HexChat is a fork of XChat has in-built SASL support. It doesn't require any additional scripts for that purpose. The setup procedure is simple.

  1. Open the Network List (Ctrl + S).

  2. The freenode network (perhaps written as FreeNode) may already exist; find it in the list, and click on Edit.
    HexChat: Network List

  3. In the Username field, enter your primary nick. A grouped nick will not work.

  4. In the SASL password field, enter your NickServ password.
    HexChat: Edit Server

If everything was configured correctly, you should see a SASL authentication successful message when you connect. You will already be identified, so you don't need to do this again.

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