Update the MSN certificates for Pidgin

If you are using MSN via Pidgin (ver < 2.7.7), maybe you can’t get logged in MSN right now. The error message about “SSL Certificate Error” shows that we need a new certificate file for Pidgin to connect the MSN server.

So to fix this problem, we need to update the certificate file.

Use vi or gedit or any editor you like to open the file:  ~/.purple/certificates/x509/tls_peers/omega.contacts.msn.com
(For Pidgin in Windows, the path and file should be C:\Program Files\Pidgin\ca-certs\Microsoft_Secure_Server_Authority.pem)

Then copy all the text blew to replace the old content:

-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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TQYIKwYBBQUHMAKGQWh0dHA6Ly9jb3JwcGtpL2FpYS9NaWNyb3NvZnQlMjBTZWN1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-----END CERTIFICATE-----

Save the file and have a try~ 😀

Nov 25th, 2010 | Posted in Technique
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  1. Anonymous
    Nov 28th, 2010 at 23:27 | #1

    Dude, it works!!

  2. May 8th, 2016 at 02:13 | #2

    Great inthgis! That’s the answer we’ve been looking for.

  3. Oct 19th, 2016 at 23:31 | #3

    Can I just say what a comfort to find someone that really knows what they are discussing on the web. You actually know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More and more people really need to check this out and understand this side of the story. I can’t believe you aren’t more popular because you surely have the gift.

  4. Oct 24th, 2016 at 09:43 | #4

    What an adorable idea!! Thanks so much for sharing – I’ll definitely be printing these off on sticker sheets to use & pinning it as well. The pics are terrific – that looks like a great coffee shop, and of course, the kids are adorable!

  5. Dec 27th, 2016 at 20:47 | #5

    Cord – That first photo of this post blew me away……the bokeh and the colors ….you look at their eyes and they pop out ..beautiful stuff again.December 5, 2009 – 10:02 pm

  6. Mar 1st, 2017 at 14:59 | #6

    , I really did love the headset I purchased, the Moray+. I have ha to purchase three of these over the past year and a half thanks to a certain cat who loves chewing on headphones, and will be looking to purchase another one of these very soon, as I currently lack a microphone.

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