SASL is a method, much like the legacy login-on-connect method, that allows you to automate logging into your account while connecting to the network, removing the need to manually supply N your credentials each time you connect. This feature also allows you to bypass most DNSBL scans and connection restrictions, which is useful for users of some ISPs.
We support the PLAIN and EXTERNAL mechanisms.
Below is a list of some clients that support SASL. Please refer to your client's documentation for information on how to setup SASL. Should you need assistance, feel free to ask in #help.
Information on how to create a client certificate and add its fingerprint to N can be found in the CertFP authentication guide.