me, myself & andrei

09 Sep 2008
Pidgin & Gtalk certificate

I have two Gtalk accounts set up in Pidgin, but until today (since some weeks/months) I was annoyed by a dialog window popping up and asking me whether I accept some Gtalk certificate.

Today, I figured it out. It is related to the fact that Pidgin will “try” to have two certificates for the same address talk.google.com . And Pidgin won’t use the correct certficate for each account.

What you need to do is to **edit the settings for one of the accounts, go to the Advanced tab, and use talk.l.google.com as server. That is a Google redirect to the same talk.google.com server, but Pidgin doesn’t know that.**

Make sure you disable the account first, otherwise you cannot edit the settings for that account.


Andrei