single sign on in pidgin
hiro24 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 10:30:35 EDT 2012
interesting suggestion, I never considered it. Is the .purple directory
transferable between OS's? Ex. Linux to Windows? You do make a good point
about security, thanks for bringing that up. It's easy to forget sometimes.
On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Ethan Blanton <elb at pidgin.im> wrote:
> Chris Hall spake unto us the following wisdom:
> > I was looking into Pidgin, and thinking of going back to it. It's been a
> > couple years. I've been using Digsby. One of the features I've really
> > fallen in love with from them is the single sign on feature..
> > when you install Digsby, you sign on with your "digsby" account. All of
> > your saved account info, settings, themes, etc are then downloaded to the
> > new machine you are using, and there's no need to go about setting up
> > yahoo, ICQ, MSN, AOL, Facebook, GTalk, jabber, etc.. it's all ready to
> > This is really useful for me as I have 3 - 4 machines I can float
> > Sometimes I'll find myself temp. using a new machine. Setting up all
> > those IM accounts again and again becomes a royal pain. At any rate, I
> > wondering if Pidgin had a feature similar to this. If not, is it in the
> > works, or could it be suggested as a feature in upcoming releases?
> Pidgin has no such feature. In order to accomplish this, you are
> sending all of your account information to Digsby servers, where they
> are storing it. Leaving aside the obvious security implications of
> this, we have no desire to maintain services. Pidgin is not a
> commercial venture and has no incentive or structure in place to do
> so. We don't want to be responsible for either your data or your
> privacy. Apparently Digsby does(?).
> You can copy your .purple directory from machine to machine, which may
> do what you want.
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