Pidgin / MSN certification fix

Pidgin / MSN – ‘Unable to validate certificate’

The problem:

Pidgin fails to connect to MSN with following error message: unable to validate certificate.

The solution:

  1. In Pidgin, go to Tools -> Certificates and delete
  2. Visit and download the SSL certificate (e.g. if using Firefox, click on the SSL icon in the URL bar and then export it (save to file)).
  3. In Pidgin->Tools -> Certificates Certificate Manager click add, and add the SSL certificate you’ve just saved.

Now it works again.


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