AOL logon problem

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Wed Apr 11 16:15:46 EDT 2012


On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Tom Henderson
<thenderson at extremelabs.com> wrote:
> Error requesting https://api.screename.aol.com/auth/clientLogin: Unable to connect to api.screename.aol.com; SSL peer presented an invalid certificate.

This error means that Pidgin thinks the SSL certificate used by
https://api.screename.aol.com/auth/clientLogin is invalid.  It's not
clear what aspect of it is invalid... you could turn on Help-->Debug
Window and try signing in again.  It might print a more detailed error
message.

I'm guessing one of the servers that hosts api.screenname.aol.com
really does have an invalid SSL certificate.  This is not a bug in
Pidgin--it's a bug in AOL's servers.  You can try working around this
by modifying your account settings and unchecking "Use clientLogin" in
the Advanced tab.

As a side note, I think AOL's servers have been a little more
unreliable than usual over the past few months.  As in maybe 1% of
logins fail rather than .2% (these numbers are guesses and surely
inaccurate).



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