question about SSL/ allow plain text Auth over unencrypted streams

ajith kumar ajithnair.it at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 14:31:44 EDT 2010


Please do a reply All to get the reply since i am not in the support list yet.

Regards
Aj

On 15 October 2010 00:00, ajith kumar <ajithnair.it at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All ,
>
> Pidgin version : 2.6.1 ( libpurple 2.6.1)
>
> Connecting to my server using XMPP protocol .
>
> Problem :
>
>  On version 2.6.1 , When i create my account , under advanced settings
> we are advised usually to check/enable "require SSL/TLS"  to connect
> to our server since our server supports only SASL authentication
> Mechanism .  When we choose (check) "allow plain text Auth over
> unencrypted streams" we wont get connected .
>
>  Now on pidgin version 2.7.3 , If i do the same operation "allow plain
> text Auth over unencrypted streams " i am able to connect to my
> server. As per my understanding plain text authentication Mechanism is
> not supported .
>
> Questions:
>  1) what does "allow plain text Auth over unencrypted streams "
> exactly Means ? Does it mean we supply username/passwd in clear text
> to server ? or its kind of again a SSL mechanism option?
>
> 2) What is there is difference between pidgin 2.6.1 and 2.7.3 when we
> have the same settings in place ? One is trying to connect while other
> is not ?
>
> This will help us to correct the setting on our server if it is really
> alllowing for plain text or is it a bug ?
>
> Regards
> Aj
>



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