Pidgin / Finch users x Microsoft certificate error

I still have some social life with non-geek friends who keep using MSN for instant messaging. I’m currently using Finch, which is a libpurple-based IM. If you’re in a similar situation, so you probably came to this post due to a certificate error message from Microsoft servers when trying to start your Finch (or Pidgin).

All you need is download the following updated certificates from Pidgin website and replace them into your purple installation dir (probably in /usr/share/purple/ca-certs):


  1. Greg
    Posted November 20, 2010 at 12:32 | Permalink

    Didn’t work I’m afraid.

  2. Ben Hutchings
    Posted November 20, 2010 at 14:07 | Permalink

    Ooh yes let’s all install unauthenticated CA certificates. What could possibly go wrong?

  3. Posted November 21, 2010 at 11:32 | Permalink

    Pidgin Certificado inválido 21-11-2010 resolução do problema

  4. Mnemosyne
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 17:32 | Permalink

    You see, to be your friend is to read the solution before even knowing to have a problem. “There goes Tiago talking geeky stuff again, I won’t even bother… wait, what’s this error message here on Pidgin?” 🙂
    Well, thank you, it seems to be working fine now.

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