I could connect to Facebook via Pidgin just fine until one night, when Facebook sent me a message about suspicious account access.

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I stupidly clicked "I don't recognize".

Ever since, I get some "not authorized" error-message when trying to log in to Facebook chat via Pidgin.

I checked if anything else might have caused the problem, but found nothing. So I assume Facebook blocked Pidgin indeed. Is there a way to circumvent this blockage?

  • Have you looked under Facebook's Security settings?
    – user
    May 19 '13 at 11:43
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    The problem is not that Facebook is blocking Pidgin as such, but it's blocking your attempts to login via Pidgin because you told it not to authorise the login.
    – ChrisF
    May 20 '13 at 12:12
  • Go to facebook.com/settings?tab=security&section=devices&view and see if there's any information about blocked connections.
    – ChrisF
    May 20 '13 at 12:19
  • I looked at the security settings, there's nothing there.
    – user143583
    May 24 '13 at 17:12

You need to add an app password, in the "app password" section on https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=security&section=devices&view

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