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Pidgin with Office Communicator - Failed to authenticate to server

After upgrading Pidgin and Sipe on Debain wheezy I came across:

Failed to authenticate to server

Desipe my password having not changed.

It turns out you need to disable “Use Single Sign-on” in the Advanced properties.

The Sipe plugin’s website has a good FAQ dealing with problems therein: http://sourceforge.net/p/sipe/wiki/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions/

unix unix-pidgin

Pidgin with Office Communicator - Sipe: Read Error

In Debian Wheezy, you can install the Lync / Office Communicator / Sipe plugin for Pidgin.

But, even with the correct login information you get a Read Error when trying to connect.

You need to set an environmental flag before running Pidgin to overcome this. Here’s a script that does it:

 export NSS_SSL_CBC_RANDOM_IV=0
 pidgin
unix unix-pidgin

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