Configuring SASL for Pidgin

If you have already added Libera.Chat as an account, skip to step 5.

  1. Open Manage Accounts (open by default when no accounts are configured, or press CTRL+A)
  2. Click Add... button
  3. Select IRC in protocol dropdown, enter as Server
  4. Enter your Libera.Chat account name as Username
  5. Enter your Libera.Chat account password as Password and tick Remember password
  6. Click on to the Advanced tab
  7. Change Port to 6697, tick Use SSL and Authenticate with SASL
  8. Enter your Libera.Chat account name as SASL login name. This ensures that the correct username is used to login in cases where you have set Real name to something other than your Libera.Chat account name
  9. If this is a newly created Pidgin account, click Add and pidgin will begin to connect
  10. If this is an existing account, click Save, then restart Pidgin for the SASL settings to take effect

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