pidgin: 3161d3b0: Now that Adium has cyrus-sasl enabled, I...

Evan Schoenberg evan.s at
Thu Mar 20 04:38:20 EDT 2008

On Mar 19, 2008, at 8:35 PM, Stu Tomlinson wrote:

>>> This adds an account preference, off by default, which enables
>> GSSAPI authentication.  If there's a huge outcry against displaying
>> this preference in Pidgin and Finch, I'd appreciate leaving it in  
>> as a
>> 'hidden' preference (changed to TRUE by default) which UIs can use; I
>> plan to expose it within Adium.
> Please consider this my huge outcry!
> I spent quite some time getting Pidgin/libpurple with GSSAPI
> authentication and SSO working "plug and play" in an Active Directory
> environment. I don't want this preference hidden or otherwise.
> If the clientside is not configured at all for GSSAPI auth, it  
> should be
> falling back to other alternative authentication methods - if this is
> not happening, that is what needs fixing. If a client is incorrectly
> configured for GSSAPI authentication, adding a preference in all  
> apps is
> not the right solution.

Alternately, how would you feel about leaving the preference and  
defaulting it to TRUE?  This would allow users to work around  
configuration issues without disrupting the works-out-of-the-box  
nature of the current setup for most well-configured environments?


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