Configuring SASL for Pidgin

If you have already added freenode 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 freenode account name as Username
  5. Enter your freenode 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. If this is a newly created Pidgin account, click Add and pidgin will begin to connect
  9. If this is an existing account, click Save, then restart Pidgin for the SASL settings to take effect.