Enabling TLS on HexChat

Step 1

Open HexChat and press Ctrl + S to open the network list.

Step 2

Select the network you want to enable TLS for and press Edit.

HexChat network list

Step 3

If the server address ends in /6667, remove that part by double-clicking the address field, deleting /6667, then pressing enter to save your changes.

Check “Use SSL for all servers on this network” and make sure “Accept invalid SSL certificates” is unchecked.

Edit server screen

Step 4

Now close the edit server dialog and reconnect to the IRC network. TLS should be enabled. You can verify that TLS is enabled by doing /whois <your nickname> and making sure <your nickname> is using a secure connection appears.

The same menu with step 3 applied