How do I configure Pidgin to access MIT's Cisco Jabber server?
Note: Cisco Jabber uses the XMPP messaging protocol, so when configuring for Jabber, look for XMPP.
Start Pidgin. Result: The login window appears.
Select Accounts > Manage Accounts. Result: The accounts window appears.
Click on the Add button. Result: The add account window appears.
Under Protocol select XMPP. Result: The configuration options for XMPP are listed.
Enter the following settings:
Screen Name: Your MIT/Kerberos/Athena username
Resource: We recommend leaving this at the default for the first system you set up, and then you choose a unique location for additional computers running Pidgin.
Password: We recommend leaving this blank so your password is not stored locally.
Leave the default for all other settings.
Click the add button. Result: Your new account is saved and will show up on the list in the accounts window.
In the accounts window, click Close. Result: The accounts window closes and you are returned to the login window. Your new Jabber account should be listed in the Accounts drop-down menu.
If you did not put in your password in the settings, you should be prompted to enter your MIT/Kerberos/Athena password now. Enter your MIT/Kerberos/Athena password. Click OK. Result: Your buddy list will appear and you're ready to start chatting.
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