Discontinuing Mibbit Use on Cuff-Link

We have only made one decision in the past regarding outright disallowing a client to be used on Cuff-Link, but the time has come to disallow a second.

On November 15, 2019, it will not be possible to connect to Cuff-Link via Mibbit. While we have several reasons for this, the main two are:

  1. Mibbit cannot keep their TLS/SSL certificate in place consistently, which poses a security problem. Traffic between Cuff-Link and Mibbit is insecure, which is in direct contrast to our mandate of maintaining privacy, security, and safety for all users. Since we can only control our own systems, we are removing Mibbit as a client option.
  2. Removing spam bots.

If you require a web based client that allows you to just put in a nickname and connect, you can use KiwiIRC.

Registered Users

https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/auth.cuff-link.me/#cuff-link

1. Enter your NickServ user account name (usually your primary nickname)
2. Check the "I have a password" box
3. Enter your password
4. Click Start.

Unregistered Users

https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.cuff-link.me/#cuff-link

1. Enter desired nickname
2. Click Start

Tips

You can add additional channels like this in the URL:

 Registered: https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/auth.cuff-link.me/#cuff-link,#example1,#example2
 Unregistered: https://kiwiirc.com/nextclient/irc.cuff-link.me/#cuff-link,#example1,#example2

These URLs can be bookmarked, so all you’ll have to do is enter a nickname and, if you are registered, your password after loading your custom bookmark.

Alternate Clients

If you need web based, but would like a means to store logs, use IRCCloud.

If you want a desktop client or mobile app, take a look at our post regarding that can handle higher level authentication properly: https://blog.cuff-link.me/2017/02/21/auth-server-settings/

Please /join #help if you have any additional questions.

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