Pidgin-otr

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pidgin-otr

https://otr.cypherpunks.ca
A Pidgin plugin for off-the-record conversations

"Off-the-Record Messaging plugin" (or pidgin-otr) is a Pidgin plugin for secure messaging using a protocol known as OTR. Like similar protocols, OTR allows you to hold secure (encrypted and authenticated) conversations. In addition, messages themselves are not signed (that is, they are off-the-record) and remain secure even if your private key is compromised (previous communication streams cannot be decrypted). These features are useful, for example, for journalists. Note, though, that these are technical restrictions not legal ones (a court may consider other evidence).

This plugin offers various methods of initial authentication (challenge/response, shared secret), autogenerates keys, and retains keys so that you can continue conversations with people you have previously authenticated. It does not interfere with unencrypted conversations, although you can prompt the other user to install pidgin-otr (or another OTR client) themselves.

Documentation

https://otr.cypherpunks.ca/index.php#docs

Related Projects

Extension or Plugin

This package can be used as an extension, plugin, or add-on to:





Licensing

License

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Notes

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David Seaward

Verified on

19 September 2014

Notes

[README http://sourceforge.net/p/otr/pidgin-otr/ci/master/tree/README] & [COPYING sourceforge.net/p/otr/pidgin-otr/ci/master/tree/COPYING] Note that the reference implementation of the OTR protocol (libotr) is available as a separate package under LGPLv2




Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Ian Goldberg Development team leader


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
AnnouncementsMailing Listhttp://lists.cypherpunks.ca/mailman/listinfo/otr-announce
UsersMailing Listhttp://lists.cypherpunks.ca/mailman/listinfo/otr-users
DevelopersMailing Listhttp://lists.cypherpunks.ca/mailman/listinfo/otr-dev
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/pidgin-otr


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Required to usePidgin

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 February 2018.



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