Pidgin is an open-source instant messaging client. 

If this is your first time using Pidgin, skip to Accounts Wizard.


Adding Accounts

  1. Open the Accounts Menu.
  2. Select Manage Accounts.
  3. Click Add.

Accounts Wizard

  1. Click Add.
  2. Enter the following under Login Options
    1. Protocol: XMPP
    2. Username: Your Penn State Access ID (e.g. xyz123)
    3. Domain:
    4. Resource: (leave blank)
    5. Password: Your Penn State Access ID password
  3. Go to the Advanced tab.
  4. Check the box for Require SSL/TLS.

Adding Buddies

When adding new buddies, be sure to enter the full account name.

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