GChat setup, login failure

Michael McConville mmcco at mykolab.com
Sat Mar 19 18:21:24 EDT 2016

Andrew Schwarzkopf wrote:
> I am attempting to use Pidgin as a chat client with GChat, instead of being
> logged into gmail and using the browser popup.
> When I set it up as a Google Talk account and I try to Sign In with my
> password, I get a sub-window saying:
> "xxx at gmail.com/ disabled. Not Authorized"
> (Actually, after setting up as Google Talk it appears to be automatically
> changed to an XMPP account.  I assume this is not a problem.)
> I have read that Google Talk should (as of 2015) use OAuth2 for
> authentication, rather than username/password.  Has this been implmented in
> Pidgin?  Additionally, I am not sure if GChat and Google Talk are actually
> the same thing.  Any help would be most welcome.

They're the same thing, although Hangouts is different (uses a custom,
proprietary, non-XMPP protocol).

This should solve your problem:


Let us know if it doesn't.


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