Difference between revisions of "Pidgin"

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  git clone https://github.com/EionRobb/purple-hangouts && cd purple-hangouts;
 
  git clone https://github.com/EionRobb/purple-hangouts && cd purple-hangouts;
 
  make && sudo make install
 
  make && sudo make install
Open pidgin and add an account.  You will now have Hangouts as an available login protocol.
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Open pidgin and add an account.  You will now have Hangouts as an available login protocol.  Once you connect to the account, you will get a prompt requesting your oauth_code.  It will take you to a video explaining how to get it.  The steps are:
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* Go to [https://accounts.google.com/AccountChooser/signinchooser?continue=https%3A%2F%2Faccounts.google.com%2Fo%2Foauth2%2Fprogrammatic_auth%3Fhl%3Den%26scope%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Faccounts%2FOAuthLogin%2Bhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.googleapis.com%2Fauth%2Fuserinfo.email%26client_id%3D936475272427.apps.googleusercontent.com%26access_type%3Doffline%26delegated_client_id%3D183697946088-m3jnlsqshjhh5lbvg05k46q1k4qqtrgn.apps.googleusercontent.com%26top_level_cookie%3D1%26from_login%3D1%26as%3Dz7s3hj5heWb5lZU7-MizrtlPHUV-Qi1gUJznT7fxsyA&ltmpl=nosignup&btmpl=authsub&hl=en&scc=1&oauth=1&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=AccountChooser this account link] with devtools open.
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* Grab the cookie value from devtools > Application > Cookies > https://accounts.google.com > oauth_code, and paste into Pidgin.
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You can now do P2P OTR communication.
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NOTE THAT GROUP CHAT IS NOT (YET) SUPPORTED.  I can't even get the account to show me the Google Chat rooms, unencrypted.  That means THIS IS BASICALLY A FAIL.

Latest revision as of 17:27, 13 April 2021

Installation

sudo apt install pidgin pidgin-otr
pidgin&

Configuration

General configuration

  • Tools > Preferences > Show system tray > Always
  • Tools > Plugins > [x] OTR

Account configuration

Google Chat

Use this plugin, which you have to build yourself (which is easy):

sudo apt-get install -y libpurple-dev libjson-glib-dev libglib2.0-dev libprotobuf-c-dev protobuf-c-compiler git make;
cd ~/apps
git clone https://github.com/EionRobb/purple-hangouts && cd purple-hangouts;
make && sudo make install

Open pidgin and add an account. You will now have Hangouts as an available login protocol. Once you connect to the account, you will get a prompt requesting your oauth_code. It will take you to a video explaining how to get it. The steps are:

You can now do P2P OTR communication.

NOTE THAT GROUP CHAT IS NOT (YET) SUPPORTED. I can't even get the account to show me the Google Chat rooms, unencrypted. That means THIS IS BASICALLY A FAIL.