Common to purple based clients

Pidgin, Empathy and other libpurple based clients store the CA certificates in a common place.


Next, add the IRC server to your client:

Manage Accounts

Click "Add" in the "Manage Accounts" dialog and enter the following information in the Basic tab:

Add Account

Now, we need to tell Pidgin that we want to have an encrypted connection. Make sure you change the port number to 6697 and check the SSL checkbox.

SSL Settings

If you get the following message box, the installation of your CA certificate store went wrong.

Invalid Certificate

In that case, click "View Certificate", which will bring this information window:

Invalid Certificate

Copy the information and then click OK and accept and contact a staff member to help solve the problem.