Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pidgin certificate error fixed with upgrade to 2.7.7

Pidgin puts the final touches on this problem.
Download 2.7.7 here.

"Pidgin 2.7.7 completely fixes the MSN certificate issue, enables multiple MSN logins, and fixes the AIM SSL Handshake Failure error."

Tim Heinrichs HSD, SMM, MRD

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pidgin certificate error fixed with upgrade

Man, the Pidgin team is great. They have already updated Pidgin to fix the certificate error.

Get Pidgin 2.7.6 for Windows or Linux here.

Tim Heinrichs HSD, SMM, MRD

Sunday, November 21, 2010

FIX: The certificate for omega.contacts.msn.com could not be validated.

FIX: The certificate for omega.contacts.msn.com could not be validated.
Recently Pidgin started showing an error because the certificates won't validate. It seems MS has changed verification certificates.

If you get the error "The certificate for omega.contacts.msn.com could not be validated. The certificate chain presented is invalid.", here is the fix.

Download this 'pidgin fix.zip' file here. Un-zip and you will find 2 new certificates. Drop these into your Pidgin ca-certs folder. Restart Pidgin and you should be good to go.

Folders are 'usually' found here.

Windows
C:/Program Files/Pidgin/ca-certs

Linux
/usr/share/purple/ca-certs

Tim Heinrichs HSD, SMM, MRD