[Telepathy] [Bug 14928] RFE: support for logging in with GSSAPI/Kerberos

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Mon Nov 10 11:58:57 PST 2008


--- Comment #9 from Dax Kelson <dkelson at gurulabs.com>  2008-11-10 11:58:56 PST ---
In Empathy you can't create an account without a password defined. If you
could, then ma(In reply to comment #7)
> Well, haze exposes (I believe) all of the account options you can set in Pidgin
> for each protocol.  So, if you use the exact same settings as you would in
> Pidgin to make an XMPP connection with haze, it should work.

In Pidgin you set *no* password and then assuming you have cyrus-sasl-gssapi
installed then it will attempt a GSSaPI/Kerberos login if the server supports

One problem is that Empathy does NOT support defining an account without a
password. If a password is set (an incorrect one), it doesn't appear to then

> The exception would be if Pidgin pops up extra dialogs during connection to
> request credentials or something – haze doesn't support that part of
> libpurple just yet, so the connection would never be established.  But, maybe
> it's worth a shot anyway.

As long as you've done a "kinit" ahead of time to login to Kerberos (or used
pam_krb5), then there are no extra dialog popups.

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