Configuring SASL for KVIrc

If you have already added freenode as a network, open your servers window, select the freenode server, and skip to step five.

  1. Click Settings and then Configure Servers...
    KVIrc: Configure Servers

  2. Anywhere in the Servers window that appears, right click and select New Network...
    KVIrc: New Network

  3. Enter a name (perhaps freenode)...
    KVIrc: Add freenode as network

  4. Right click on the network you just added and click New Server...
    KVIrc: Add server

  5. Enter chat.freenode.net (or irc.freenode.net) as the server name, and then click Advanced...
    KVIrc: Open advanced settings

  6. In the Connection tab in the Server Details window, enter 6697 (or any of the listed SSL ports) for the port, then enable the "Use SSL protocol" checkbox.
    KVIrc: Connection Details

  7. Still in the Server Details window, select the Advanced tab. Enable the Query extended capabilities checkbox and the Authenticate via SASL checkbox. In the Sasl Nickname field you need to enter your primary nick. A grouped nick will not work. In the Sasl Password field, enter your NickServ password.
    KVIrc: Advanced Details

  8. Click OK until you have returned to the Servers window. Click Connect Now...
    KVIrc: Connect Now

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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