[Pidgin] #15589: Facebook "Not Authorized"

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Fri May 31 16:50:13 EDT 2013

#15589: Facebook "Not Authorized"
 Reporter:  bwat47  |       Owner:  deryni
     Type:  defect  |      Status:  new
Milestone:          |   Component:  XMPP
  Version:  2.10.7  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:          |

Comment (by elieux):

 I'd also been unable to connect to Facebook Chat lately (maybe it was
 caused by a password change, I'm not sure about the order of events
 there). (Re-)Creating an App Password didn't help. Ultimately, I visited
 https://www.facebook.com/sitetour/chat.php and noticed "Password: <your
 Facebook password>" in the setup help, and I tried using my main Facebook
 password in Pidgin and surprisingly, I could connect.

 I have two-factor authentication enabled, so this is certainly weird
 behavior -- why have App Password if they can't be used? -- but maybe
 Facebook decided to give XMPP a special treatment regarding passwords and
 maybe the change for my account was triggered by my password change.

 Hope it helps someone.

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15589#comment:7>
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