Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pidgin MSN Cert update

This morning pidgin was complaining about my MSN accounts and the cert coming from I seems that the cert was changed.

The fix:

Using Firefox visit:

Right-click on the page (an error page) and select page-info

Select the Security tab and click "View Certificate"

In the Details tab click export and save it in the certs dir in your .purple folder
ex:(Win XP) C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\.purple\certificates\x509\tls_peers

(if you can's find this on your machine a simple search for tls_peers should point you in the right dir)

In Pidgin disable then enable any MSN accounts and it should connect.

For people who don't want to grab the cert themselves a helpful blogger has a link to a copy of the cert (and similar instructions) here: BUT BE WARNED that certs are the sort of things you should get from the site itself if you care about security.

Hope This Helps,