PidginChat is a public XMPP service that we run so the Pidgin community can talk to each other without needing an existing XMPP account. Once you have an account on our JetBrains Hub instance at hub.imfreedom.org you will automatically be given access to the XMPP server. Please note that there is no other way to register for a PidginChat account–you must register at hub.imfreedom.org to access PidginChat.
This service is purely for communication within the Pidgin community and as
such is not federated with the rest of the XMPP network. This means you can
message users within the
domains, but nothing external. Likewise, you can also join multi-user chats in
these domains as well.
We the operators of the PidginChat service reserve the right to terminate access for any individual at any point in time.
You can connect to this account by using
firstname.lastname@example.org as your
username and using your normal password for Hub. However, if you have two
factor authentication turned on for your account you will need to create an
application password in order to successfully connect. You can find more
information on how to create an application password in the official JetBrains
Using Pidgin to connect to your PidginChat account is pretty straightforward. But to make it even easier, we’ll guide you through it.
First you’ll need to create the account using the
Accounts -> Manage Accounts
menu item in the Buddy List window. In the Accounts window hit add. Fill out
the fields accordingly, of course setting your proper username and optionally
storing your password.
When you’re all set, you can click the add button and Pidgin will automatically
attempt a connection. If everything went well, you should now see that your
Available in the Buddy List window.
You can now join a chat from the
Buddies -> Join Chat menu item in the Buddy
List window. There are a few options for rooms to join but right now we’ll
just join the
Once you click join you should be in the chat and can start talking to others in the Pidgin community!