My company requires SSL for our IRC server and the current hudson ircbot does not
provide this option.
As the IRC library which is used by the plugin (PircBot) doesn't support SSL,
it's unlikely that this will happen soon.
There's a couple of patches for PircBot to get it ssl capable.
Here's one I found:
If you can convince the author of the SSL patch to have his changes included in PircBot itself and/or deploy it to Maven central, I promise to take a look at it.
It looks like the most recent work has been done by users DeadEd and itaray. Looks like DeadEd keeps a fork of PircBot (called PircBot-PPF). I don't yet know if anyone is doing any further development on PircBot, but I'll keep looking.
If DeadEd will deploy PircBot-PPF (with SSL-support) to Maven Central, would that be suitable?
Sorry, I missed your comment until now.
Yes, if he would deploy it to Maven Central that would be perfect.
I've found the PircBotX fork which supports SSL and seems to be actively maintained.
Code changed in jenkins
User: Christoph Kutzinski
[FIXED JENKINS-3543] SSL support for ircbot