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Showing posts with label pidgin sipe. Show all posts

Microsoft Lync for Ubuntu / Linux

If you are Linux user and require to use Microsoft Lync communication you may have small problem. Currently it works only for Windows based systems or eventually for Macs.

So what can Linux user do?
Actually there is quite easy workaround. You can use Pidgin as general IM tool and install additional plugin which will get you connected with Lync users.

Follow the steps below:
  • sudo apt-get install pidgin
  • sudo apt-get install pidgin-sipe (this has specified plugin)
From now on you can add "Office Communicator" account to the Pidgin.

Provide your details (user name, psswd, etc.) and try to connect. It can offer to accept the certificate which is fine to do.

There might be 'READ ERROR' on connection. If so, run command below before starting Pidgin:

export NSS_SSL_CBC_RANDOM_IV=0

pidgin

However it may be annoying to type this extra bit every time you run the IM. In that case you may consider of writing small script to do that for you.

This solution has been tested under Ubuntu distribution but should also work for other cores.

Cheers!