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How to configure Pidgin to use the Skype for Business platform of Wageningen University & Research. Please note that Videoconferencing will not work with Pidgin but audio calls however work fine!


You need the following packages installed:

sudo apt-get install pidgin pidgin-sipe


At the Basic tab:

  • Protocol: Office Communicator
  • Username : your full e-mail address (e.g.
  • Login: WUR\your login name (e.g. WUR\user001)
  • Password: the corresponding password.

At the Advanced tab:

  • Server[:Port]:
  • Authentication scheme: NTLM