[Telepathy] Authentication problem with MD5-DIGEST method

Will Thompson will.thompson at collabora.co.uk
Tue Oct 18 03:49:36 PDT 2011

On 18/10/11 11:08, Dawid Nowak wrote:
> Hi,
> In my setup I am trying to connect to "Openfire" server over jabber
> protocol. The authentication is over an unencrypted channel and
> DIGEST-MD5 method is used.
> When I am running Empathy with default package ("telepathy-gabble/natty
> uptodate 0.11.10-1ubuntu1") everything works fine.
> When I switch to my development library based on current development
> stream I am getting "not unauthorized" response from "Openfire".
> I suppose the problem could be on either side:
> 1. telepathy generates the wrong response to the challenge from
> "Openfire"
> 2. somehow comparison on "openfire" fails.
> Any suggestions on how to debug this problem would be appreciated.

In your Gabble git tree, try:

   git submodule update
   cd lib/ext/wocky
   git revert 891dfc76
   cd -

And then see if you can authenticate. I suspect this recent change to 
Wocky's DIGEST-MD5 implementation: 


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