InspIRCd v2 is coming to the end of its lifetime!

Fixes for security vulnerabilities will be provided until 2021-01-01 but after this date v2 will no longer be maintained.

InspIRCd v3 contains many new features including full support for all currently ratified IRCv3 extensions and WebSocket connections.

InspIRCd v3 installation instructions are available here and a list of breaking changes is available here.

The "sasl" Module


This module provides the IRCv3 sasl client capability.


To load this module use the following <module> tag:

<module name="">


The <sasl> tag defines settings about how the sasl module should behave. This tag can only be defined once.

Name Type Default Value Description
target Text None If defined then a glob pattern for the server to route SASL requests to. This should usually be set to the name of your services server.

Example Usage

<sasl target="">


Name Parameter Count Syntax Description
Allows clients to authenticate against a services account.

Client Capabilities

Name Description
sasl Enables support for SASL authentication.

Special Notes

The /AUTHENTICATE command should generally not be executed by users. It is intended to be an entirely internal feature which is executed automatically by clients.