Configuring SASL for EPIC5

EPIC5 has the sasl_auth script built-in. Mikhail contributed this explanation of how to use it.

  1. Open your EPIC5 configuration file, ~/.epicrc or ~/.ircrc, in your preferred editor.

  2. Add the following lines:

    load sasl_auth sasl_auth *.freenode.net plain username password

    Replace username with your primary nick. The password may be replaced with your password or omitted, in which case EPIC5 will prompt for the password when it connects.

    You may change *.freenode.net to something more specific if desired, but the * means SASL authentication will be attempted for any freenode.net server.

    Only plain is supported as the authentication mechanism. You may want to use SSL to protect your password.

  3. If everything has been configured correctly, the next time you connect you should see the message:

    SASL authentication successful

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