Description

  • Modern features brought to IRC. Push notifications, link previews, new message markers, and more bring IRC to the 21st century.
  • Always connected. Remains connected to IRC servers while you are offline.
  • Cross platform. It doesn't matter what OS you use, it just works wherever Node.js runs.
  • Responsive interface. The client works smoothly on every desktop, smartphone and tablet.
  • Synchronized experience. Always resume where you left off no matter what device.

Default port

By default thelounge listens on TCP port 9000.

Create users

After installing run the following in a terminal/console:

sudo thelounge add $USER

Replace $USER with your preferred Lounge username. You will be prompted to add a password once you've authenticated for sudo. When you have added your username navigate to http://localhost:9000/ (replace localhost with your server IP or hostname if you are on a different machine) and login with your new username and password.

Enable https

For this to work, port 80 on your device must be Internet accessible.

Run the following in a terminal/console:

sudo thelounge.cert-generate

Enter your email address, agree to the terms of service and enter your domain when prompted.

Update the https stanza in thelounge configuration, replacing example.org with your domain.

sudo nano /var/snap/thelounge/current/home/config.js

The https stanza should look something like this:

https: {
    enable: true,
    key: "/var/snap/thelounge/common/letsencrypt/live/example.org/privkey.pem",
    certificate: "/var/snap/thelounge/common/letsencrypt/live/example.org/fullchain.pem",
    ca: "",
},

Restart thelounge to enable https.

sudo snap restart thelounge

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