Buddy showing up as "not authorized"

Quinn Collard heartscratchmelody at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 20:27:27 EDT 2018

Removing and re-adding the buddy was such a simple solution that I'm 
embarrassed I didn't think of it myself--it worked, thanks!

On 9/2/2018 5:23 PM, Eion Robb wrote:
> Hi Quinn,
> This normally means you are "not authorised" to see the other persons 
> presence information (online/away/offline etc) and that you should be 
> re-requesting the authorisation (not him).  Depending on the XMPP 
> server that you're connecting to, you might need to remove the buddy 
> and re-add them.  If it's gtalk.com <http://gtalk.com> as the XMPP 
> server, then that's a whole different kettle of fish with a different 
> solution (related to public vs private profiles and accounts)
> Are you still able to send/recieve IM messages from him?
> Cheers,
> Eion
> On Mon, 3 Sep 2018 at 10:45, Quinn Collard 
> <heartscratchmelody at gmail.com <mailto:heartscratchmelody at gmail.com>> 
> wrote:
>     One of the chat protocols I use Pidgin for is Jabber, and I have a
>     buddy
>     that I've been friends with for almost a year with no trouble. But
>     all
>     of a sudden now he's showing up on my buddylist as "Not
>     authorized." The
>     only solution I could find googling was that my friend was
>     supposed to
>     be able to right-click on me on his own buddylist and find a "Request
>     (re)authorization" setting, but he says he doesn't see that. He's not
>     using Pidgin, he's using iMessage.
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