How To Use Flowdock with an IRC Client
Flowdock works as an IRC server. You can chat in your flows and even stay up to date with your team inbox using your favorite IRC client.
Note: Flowdock comes with many features such as threaded chat, a team inbox and rich integrations that are not supported by the IRC protocol. If you use Flowdock via IRC, you'll be missing out on many of Flowdock's benefits.
To connect to the Flowdock IRC server, follow these steps:
- Make sure that you have a Flowdock password. If you normally log in with your Google, Rally or Single Sign-On credentials, you'll need to go to your Login settings to create a password.
Connect to irc.flowdock.com using SSL via port 6697.
You may use your Flowdock username and password as a server password, in the format "email password".
If you didn't enter a server password, you need to identify yourself to NickServ:
/msg NickServ identify <email> <password>
You will be automatically joined to the IRC channels corresponding to your flows. Most clients should work, including:
- Irssi on Unix
- Colloquy, Textual, Adium on OS X
- mIRC on Windows
- Colloquy on iOS
- WeeChat on Unix (instructions)
If you have problems with your favorite client, first check that you're using port 6697 and SSL. If the problem still persists, visit our community page for support.
The IRC gateway is open source, and you're free to fork it, contribute, or run it yourself. See https://github.com/flowdock/oulu for more information.Back to integrations page