Pidgin Chat

PidginChat is a public XMPP service that we run so the Pidgin community can talk to each other without needing an existing XMPP account. Once you have an account on our JetBrains Hub instance at hub.imfreedom.org you will automatically be given access to the XMPP server.

This service is purely for communication within the Pidgin community and as such is not federated with the rest of the XMPP network. This means you can message users within the pidginchat.com, pidgin.im, and imfreedom.org domains, but nothing external. Likewise, you can also join multi-user chats in these domains as well.

We the operators of the PidginChat service reserve the right to terminate access for any individual at any point in time.

You can connect to this account by using your-login@pidginchat.com as your username and using your normal password for Hub. However, if you have two factor authentication turned on for your account you will need to create an application password in order to successfully connect. You can find more information on how to create an application password in the official JetBrains Hub documentation.

Connecting with Pidgin

Using Pidgin to connect to your PidginChat account is pretty straightforward. But to make it even easier, we’ll guide you through it.

First you’ll need to create the account using the Accounts -> Manage Accounts menu item in the Buddy List window. In the Accounts window hit add. Fill out the fields accordingly, of course setting your proper username and optionally storing your password.

Add pidginchat.com Account Dialog

When you’re all set, you can click the add button and Pidgin will automatically attempt a connection. If everything went well, you should now see that your status is Available in the Buddy List window.

Buddy List Window With Available Status

You can now join a chat from the Buddies -> Join Chat menu item in the Buddy List window. There are a few options for rooms to join but right now we’ll just join the general room.

Join Chat Dialog For general@conference.pidgin.im

Once you click join you should be in the chat and can start talking to others in the Pidgin community!

general@conference.pidgin.im Chat Room

Looking to reach us via XMPP? Check out the new PidginChat service!