Configuring Pidgin for Google Apps

Google’s instructions for configuring Pidgin with Google Talk have a broken link to instructions for using Google Apps with a corporate domain.

So here’s how I configured Pidgin to work with a corporate Google Apps account:

1. Select “Add/Edit” from the Accounts menu, then press the “Add” button.

2. Fill in fields on the basic tab.

  • Protocol: XMPP
  • Screen name: johndoe
  • Server: example.com
  • Resource: Home
  • Password: ********
  • Local alias: John

3. Fill in fields on the advanced tab.

  • [x] Force old (port 5223) SSL
  • [ ] Allow plaintext over unencrypted streams
  • Connect port: 5223
  • Connect server: talk.google.com
  • Proxy type: Use GNOME Proxy Settings

4. Press “Save”. Don’t “Register”, because your username should already be assigned.


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