Login Problem

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Mon Nov 20 16:52:36 EST 2017

On 20/11/17 19:14, Felix Frandsen wrote:
> I never ignored the certificate, i always accepted them when showed.
> What can i do in this case?

You need to contact the people who run the service to which you are 
trying to connect.  They provide the certificate and they check your 
user ID and password (authenticate you).  Pidgin just acts on the 
certificate and passes your user ID and password to them.

By ignoring the certificate, I mean ignoring the certificate error. 
When you accept an invalid certificate, you are basically ignoring the 
contents of that certificate.  The purpose of the certificate is to 
confirm that you are talking directly to the service, not to someone else.

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