Active Directory auto login

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Tue Mar 27 18:53:58 EDT 2012

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 18:20, Sam Jesberg <samjesberg at> wrote:
> On 3/27/2012 5:07 PM, Daniel Atallah wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 17:59, Sam Jesberg<samjesberg at>  wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> My company wants to use pidgin to auto login. We already have our
>>> internal
>>> chat server using LDAP.
>>> So for example, myself (AD account) username: samujesb1 password:
>>> qwe123$!
>> I hope that is not your real password :)
>>> I log into a PC with those credentials, those are the same credentials I
>>> also log into our chat server with.
>>> Is there a way when I log into a PC with my AD credentials it also logs
>>> into
>>> the our chat server using Pidgin with the same credentials?
>> There are two parts of this - the first one is whether or not your IM
>> server can support such a thing and the the second part is getting
>> Pidgin to use your credentials.
>> It's all theoretically possible, but it's pretty non-trivial.
>> At one point, I had a an Openfire XMPP server set up to do this with
>> Pidgin clients running on Windows, but it required jumping through
>> quite a few hoops.
>> -D
> Yea that's not my real password, just an example :)
> I actually have the exact setup you have, I use Openfire XMPP which uses
> LDAP (integrates with AD) to grab usernames and passwords for users. Do you
> have documentation of how you did it?

No, unfortunately, I don't have any documentation - the hard part was
getting the Openfire part working.

It looks like and are available as
documentation for the openfire part.

I suggest using Spark as a test client because it should work out of
the box, then once it's working see:

Once i

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