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.
SASL is intended to replace Login-on-Connect (LOC) which is considered deprecated at this time and therefore should be preferred over LOC whenever possible.
Some clients that support SASL are:
Information on how to create a client certificate and add its fingerprint to N can be found in the CertFP authentication guide.