Stream Line Account Creation

Ethan Blanton elb at
Sat Jan 26 14:49:02 EST 2013

Darryl Wilson spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I have a couple of questions.  I need to create a bunch (1000+) of
> Pidgin accounts utilizing the XMPP protocol.  
> 	1. What is the fastest way besides creating them one by one?

I assume you mean creating them on the client machines.  I suggest
populating an accounts.xml and placing it in the user's config
directory at account creation time.

> 	2. Since all users will be using the XMPP protocol, how can I
>          eliminate the other choices in the list of protocols to make
>          XMPP the default? 

Create a custom Pidgin package for your system that includes only the
XMPP protocol plugin.  This will not prevent users from installing and
using other account plugins, but it will reduce confusion.


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