Configure pidgin to connect to google talk

When I try to connect my pidgin to my gtalk account it doesn”t work anymore.What should I do? The error is

Not Authorized

I used

Protocol XMPPUsername without
gmail.comDomain gmail.com (default)Checked Require SSL/TLS (default)Connect port 5222 (default)File transfer proxies proxy.eu.jabber.org (default)

All other options are unchecked or empty

The instructions at Google Talk Support or Google Talk Support Forums didn”t work for me

Make sure the connect server is talk.google.com

Check the password (Duh?)

Try unchecking the security, just to see it it will connect without it.

update pidgin?

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What solved this error for me was logging into http://accounts.google.com/ Then under the “Signing In” section I chose “Access for Less Secure Apps”. It was disabled, and once I enabled that option, Pidgin was instantly able to connect.

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Go to your google accounts by logging in to http://accounts.google.com/In the ‘Security’ menu (left side of the window), go to the 2-step verification sectionUnder this section.,

click the ‘Manage your application-specific passwords’ link.Sign-in again (if prompted)

Set any name relevant to the application. For example, pidgin-messenger and hit the ‘Generate Password’ button.Copy the password generated (along with the spaces, it doesn’t matter) and hit the ‘done’ button.

Now, hit the ‘Modify account’ button on the Pidgin window, paste the copied password in the ‘password’ text box and click the ‘save’ button. You will again be presented the ‘Add accounts’ window. In this window try again to tick the ‘Enabled’ check box

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answered Jul 17 “14 at 19:37

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I work for a security company, so things are locked down pretty tight inside the firewall. Iwent to the advanced section for the XMPP client and selected use “old-style SSL” for connection security, 443 for connection port, and talk.google.com for connection server. Now it”s working fine.
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Same problem. I”ve discovered that my gtalk account was blocked by google (maybe) and that”s why pidgin wasn”t able to connect. So I downloaded gtalk and login for once. After logoff pidgin established connection to gtalk.
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answered Aug 5 “12 at 9:38
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Be careful if your passwords contains the dollar sign($), it isn”t parsed correctly on Pidgin and leads to “Not Authorized” errors
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answered Jun 11 “14 at 16:08
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Just spent a few hours struggling to get Pidgin work with 2-step verification. It looks like Google Accounts website structure has been changed, making all the instructions and links on the web outdated. It”s especially misleading that Manage Apps and App Passwords are two different sections.

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Updated Guide for Adding App Specific Passwords to Google Account

Here”s how to navigate to App Passwords section:

Google Accounts > Signing in to Google > App PasswordsOr use the direct link below:

https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords
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edited Jan 2 “16 at 8:48
answered Dec 31 “15 at 11:08
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i have multifactor authentication enabled. i had to create an app password for pidgin.

went to myaccount.google.comclicked Sign in & Securityclicked “app passwords” (in Password & sign-in method box)Select app -> Other. Give it a descriptive name.. like pidgin.Enter this key in the password field in pidgin.

hope this helps some of you.

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