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SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a method of encrypting your connections on the Internet, so that your connections are still safe if they are being "eavesdropped" on.

Rizon also supports Nickserv identification via SSL certificates with CertFP.

Setting up your client for SSL


mIRC's official documentation can be found here.


SSL can be used via mibbit by clicking on the "Server" link on the connection dialogue. or by using "+6697" as the port. Note also that if you wish to use SSL with mibbit, you may also wish to use https ( instead of


Rizon's QWebIRC automatically uses SSL when connecting via https.


XChat, irssi and other IRC clients tend to have SSL support bundled in already.


To make sure Irssi verifies the authenticity of the certificate you need to enable certificate verification. You can do this by connecting using the -ssl_verify flag. Users of version Irssi >= 0.8.21 are encouraged to use -tls_verify instead.

Connecting with SSL

Typically, your client will have a connection dialogue which may ask you if you wish to connect with SSL as one of the options, allow you to pass a -ssl argument as part of the connect command, or use a "+" in front of the port number. (i.e. "/server +6697", "/connect -ssl 6697")

Currently all Rizon servers have SSL support on port 6697 and 9999 (some servers also having other ports open for SSL).


RizonBNC allows SSL connections via port 12345 only.