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 may already exist; find it in the list then click on Edit
  3. In the username field, enter your primary nick
  4. Select SASL (username + password) for the Login method field
  5. In the SASL password field, enter your NickServ password

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