single sign on in pidgin

Chris Hall hiro24 at
Fri Mar 16 10:30:35 EDT 2012

interesting suggestion, I never considered it.  Is the .purple directory
transferable between OS's?  Ex. Linux to Windows?  You do make a good point
about security, thanks for bringing that up.  It's easy to forget sometimes.

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Ethan Blanton <elb at> wrote:

> Chris Hall spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > I was looking into Pidgin, and thinking of going back to it.  It's been a
> > couple years.  I've been using Digsby.  One of the features I've really
> > fallen in love with from them is the single sign on feature..
> essentially,
> > when you install Digsby, you sign on with your "digsby" account.  All of
> > your saved account info, settings, themes, etc are then downloaded to the
> > new machine you are using, and there's no need to go about setting up
> > yahoo, ICQ, MSN, AOL, Facebook, GTalk, jabber, etc.. it's all ready to
> go.
> >  This is really useful for me as I have 3 - 4 machines I can float
> between.
> >  Sometimes I'll find myself temp. using a new machine.  Setting up all
> > those IM accounts again and again becomes a royal pain.  At any rate, I
> was
> > wondering if Pidgin had a feature similar to this.  If not, is it in the
> > works, or could it be suggested as a feature in upcoming releases?
> Pidgin has no such feature.  In order to accomplish this, you are
> sending all of your account information to Digsby servers, where they
> are storing it.  Leaving aside the obvious security implications of
> this, we have no desire to maintain services.  Pidgin is not a
> commercial venture and has no incentive or structure in place to do
> so.  We don't want to be responsible for either your data or your
> privacy.  Apparently Digsby does(?).
> You can copy your .purple directory from machine to machine, which may
> do what you want.
> Ethan
> Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)
> iQEVAwUBT2NM5v8fixZ3H8crAQhKvggAhVwrUdm4Gw1srmNY+nSB0a4b8nyPMYDY
> V3L9mPWhRNZmYgLv16GfS/Lv7xWnEge0h+Kzlbe8mCyMBmlwHjrUO1R2gFZaR5Vv
> CFI+xt/VDCDon04DoXByLVGTCcL3a0r32ExM6vkHYDHz6S4QWw/SMUFrveUo6g2w
> dlDRIi9XI6EmvLyrnLAyY6nA73uKKsOZCr5FIx4bJPW11DlwhzV/vEq7XGpEqzca
> phZpSKqH2LNBaN9msi59F1uo4s4Ma2CZPSpg0/2+j5cQ+jNPsVY7UmKgQTcacHvg
> QJLRjdpweiILWf9c6Zei+YxBMSmeEIOgvrGBOr6oMMfSy4x1fIa0Kg==
> =xaja
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