Adding new accounts to Finch using software

Matthew Gordon matthew at
Mon Mar 23 15:16:04 EDT 2009

Dearest Pidgin gurus,

I develop chatbots that talk to users on websites and over instant 
messaging protocols. I wanted to add the ability for users to have a 
chatbot login to an instant messaging account simply by entering the IM 
account information on my website. I have finch running on my server and 
I've written software that takes the user's account information and adds 
it to the .purple/accounts.xml file. Is there anyway to sign a new 
account on to finch programmatically without restarting finch (which 
would log off all of the other users' IM accounts)? I would very much 
appreciate any input or ideas :)

Thanks very much,

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